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Below the Belt : Stuart Woods

Stone Barrington is back but this time he is dealing with a serious political secret and issue stemming from a phone call from an old friend. Imagine being summoned to the house of a past President and asked to take with you a suitcase whose contents you are not privy too. Handcuffed to the case and not given the key to open the lock Stone travels home hoping that someone will free him from the case and captivity. Holly Barker awaits him at his home and luckily for him she is in the right frame of mind to set him free. What is in the case and what will cause a chain of events that will force him to go to many locations, escape explosions, saving the life of someone close to him and dealing with a political candidate for President that just might hold the answers to whatever is hidden in the case. Joe Adams asked him to come to his home now suffering from Alzheimer’s, which ended his political career. Taking custody of the case filled with the unknown will turn Stone’s world and others upside down. Someone tries to take him out even before he can retrieve the key to free his hand that was handcuffed to the case. Former Russian CIA, mole Ed Rawls has been living as a recluse and below the radar for quite some time but he too wants to know what is in the case. But, out of nowhere Holly and Stone for safety reasons decide to attend a cruise along with their host Christian St. Clair who is has unlimited funds and might bankroll the presidential campaign of a rich online entrepreneur Nelson Knott. Hearing them talk on this cruise and Knott trying to answer Holly’s questions by rewording the question without any real substance to his answers, this cruise takes an ugly turn. As Knott decided to create the Independent Patriot Party, which promises to revamp, and reestablish D.C. diverse hirelings and even trying to get the locked case from Stone, this proves to a dirty campaign aimed at making sure that Kate Lee, Stone’s close friend is not reelected. What is in this case will it compromise her re-election? Will the contents hurt Knott? Stone is one the move and each time something happens it affects him as he and Holly along with Ed Rawls have to seek refuge in his home in New York as someone decided to break into Rawls’s home and then burn it down. But, what is in the archives that he is hiding and did not burn. Holly Barker is CIA chief and on vacation from her job and their relationship has finally gotten to the point where Stone wants to make it permanent but will he? Starting out in Santé Fe, New Mexico where he just bought a new house doing a favor for U.S. President Will Lee, who is visiting Santé Fe starts a chain of events that sends him to the nearby mountains and ex-President Joe Adams. Going to dinner and then to the opera he leaves Holly to see the performance as he gets the case but something happens on the way back that prevents him from seeing the play. Within the case we will learn that there is a CIA agent’s memoir with secrets that if unfolded would do more than ruin lives. Is it Kate Lee or Nelson Knott who is in the run for president as a third party candidate?

Ed Rawls realizes after being approached by the head of the CIA that he needs to destroy the papers in this archive. Instead of being honest he disappears and decides to overtake his old house in Virginia leaving Stone to wonder where he went and what happened to the suitcase that was safely tucked away in his home safe. With Ed gone and Dino the police commissioner dealing with his disappearance a phone explains it all but before all is said and done Stone receives two manuscripts that will explain it all. The manuscript was not sanitized by the FBI or CIA for things to be deleted and what both Stone and Dino read will shake the core of Kate’s campaign and might bring the stakes closer to electing Knott except if there is something in there that would incriminate him. What Ed relates about Kate has been dealt with but when the lawyer who has these manuscripts in his safe and delivered them to Stone winds up dead, things take on a deadly turn. With Holly back at work in Washington and Stone dealing with Ed and the dead lawyer this campaign has just begun but who will be the next victim?Stone Barrington is back but this time he is dealing with a serious political secret and issue stemming from a phone call from an old friend. Imagine being summoned to the house of a past President and asked to take with you a suitcase whose contents you are not privy too. Handcuffed to the case and not given the key to open the lock Stone travels home hoping that someone will free him from the case and captivity. Holly Barker awaits him at his home and luckily for him she is in the right frame of mind to set him free. What is in the case and what will cause a chain of events that will force him to go to many locations, escape explosions, saving the life of someone close to him and dealing with a political candidate for President that just might hold the answers to whatever is hidden in the case. Joe Adams asked him to come to his home now suffering from Alzheimer’s, which ended his political career. Taking custody of the case filled with the unknown will turn Stone’s world and others upside down. Someone tries to take him out even before he can retrieve the key to free his hand that was handcuffed to the case. Former Russian CIA, mole Ed Rawls has been living as a recluse and below the radar for quite some time but he too wants to know what is in the case. But, out of nowhere Holly and Stone for safety reasons decide to attend a cruise along with their host Christian St. Clair who is has unlimited funds and might bankroll the presidential campaign of a rich online entrepreneur Nelson Knott. Hearing them talk on this cruise and Knott trying to answer Holly’s questions by rewording the question without any real substance to his answers, this cruise takes an ugly turn. As Knott decided to create the Independent Patriot Party, which promises to revamp, and reestablish D.C. diverse hirelings and even trying to get the locked case from Stone, this proves to a dirty campaign aimed at making sure that Kate Lee, Stone’s close friend is not reelected. What is in this case will it compromise her re-election? Will the contents hurt Knott? Stone is on the move and each time something happens it affects him as he and Holly along with Ed Rawls have to seek refuge in his home in New York as someone decided to break into Rawls’s home and then burn it down. But, what is in the archives that he is hiding and did not burn. Holly Barker is CIA chief and on vacation from her job and their relationship has finally gotten to the point where Stone wants to make it permanent but will he? Starting out in Santé Fe, New Mexico where he just bought a new house doing a favor for U.S. President Will Lee, who is visiting Santé Fe starts a chain of events that sends him to the nearby mountains and ex-President Joe Adams. Going to dinner and then to the opera he leaves Holly to see the performance as he gets the case but something happens on the way back that prevents him from seeing the play. Within the case we will learn that there is a CIA agent’s memoir with secrets that if unfolded would do more than ruin lives. Is it Kate Lee or Nelson Knott who is in the run for president as a third party candidate?

Ed Rawls realizes after being approached by the head of the CIA that he needs to destroy the papers in this archive. Instead of being honest he disappears and decides to overtake his old house in Virginia leaving Stone to wonder where he went and what happened to the suitcase that was safely tucked away in his home safe. With Ed gone and Dino the police commissioner dealing with his disappearance a phone explains it all but before all is said and done Stone receives two manuscripts that will explain it all. The manuscript was not sanitized by the FBI or CIA for things to be deleted and what both Stone and Dino read will shake the core of Kate’s campaign and might bring the stakes closer to electing Knott except if there is something in there that would incriminate him. What Ed relates about Kate has been dealt with but when the lawyer who has these manuscripts in his safe and delivered them to Stone winds up dead, things take on a deadly turn. With Holly back at work in Washington and Stone dealing with Ed and the dead lawyer this campaign has just begun but who will be the next victim?

Things spiral in many different directions as Holly heads back to Washington and seems to have vanished from his life as well as information coming out about Knott who wants to run against Kate. Added in just what is in the suitcase and when St. Clair gets the key by strong arming Ed, the end result is definitely not what he expects. Things get even more difficult as information about Knott surfaces, one woman speaks out and his career and presidential campaign might be over before they even begin. Stuart Woods takes Stone Barrington inside the workings of a political campaign, dealing with Lance Cabot the head of the CIA, keeping one family safe, making sure that Ed Rawls does not fade away using his resources, money, influence and clout Stone Barrington manages to get the job done. With the help of the police commissioner, the DC police and many other branches that he can reach out to and his trusted secretary Joan who messes up but you have to forgive her she is only human, Ed Rawls might become a household word when his novel gets into the hands of the media, the police, FBI and many other people as only Stone Barrington and his team of security experts from Mike Freeman’s agency can protect, deal and hopefully get the job done but won’t hesitate to hit BELOW THE BELT to get it done!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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