Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Small Caliber Review--"Fresh Disasters" by Stuart Woods

Stone Barrington returns in "Fresh Disasters." Once again author Stuart Woods weaves a tale that manages to make sure Barrington eats a lot of very good food, makes quick friends with a lot of beautiful women, and deals with a psycho or two. Herbie Fisher is back and now he is a lawyer. He hasn't learned much and after being roughed up by a couple of wise guys for a bookie he owes 24 K to, decides it would be a wonderful idea to sue the crime boss that wants the money. Stone becomes his lawyer not by choice and things go from bad to worse. That is also the situation in a secondary storyline that becomes the major theme of the second half of the book. This is typical Woods of late and the read is a pleasant diversion of fluff from weightier books.

This review previously appeared in the "Small Caliber Reviews" section of the Suumer 2007 edition of the "Mouth Full Of Bullets" zine found at http://www.mouthfullofbullets.com

Kevin R. Tipple (c) 2007

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