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Penguin: Putnam Trade Fall 2018

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A Delicate Touch
By (author): Stuart Woods
9780735219250 Hardcover English General Trade FICTION / Action & Adventure Dec 31, 2018
$37.00 CAD
Active 6.18 x 9.27 x 1.22 in 320 pages Putnam G.P. Putnam's Sons
Stone Barrington uncovers a societal minefield in this exhilarating adventure from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Stuart Woods.

When an old acquaintance reaches out to Stone Barrington requesting assistance, the job seems easy enough. She needs an expert in an esoteric field, someone with both the knowledge and careful dexterity to solve a puzzle. But the solution to one small problem blows the lid open on a bigger scandal going back decades, and involving numerous prominent New Yorkers who would prefer the past stay buried.

With this explosive information in-hand, Stone Barrington is caught between a rock and a hard place, his only options either to play it safe to the detriment of others, or to see justice done and risk fatal exposure. But when it comes to Stone Barrington, danger is usually just around the corner…so he may as well throw caution to the wind.

Series Overview: A New York City cop turned rainmaker for a white-shoe Manhattan law firm, Stone Barrington handles the most sensitive cases of upper-crust intrigue and government intelligence.

#1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF OVER 60 HARDCOVERS: We anticipate this will be Stuart Woods’s 62nd hardcover New York Times bestseller!

IN 2017, STUART WOODS SOLD OVER 1.1 MILLION COPIES across all frontlist formats.

FIVE STUART WOODS NOVELS A YEAR: This will be the first of five Stone Barrington novels to come out in 2019, including one co-written novel. The numbers have held up impressively, indicating his fans just can’t get enough!

STONE BARRINGTON IS A FAN-FAVORITE: Stone Barrington remains Stuart’s most consistently popular—and best-selling—series character.

MORE OF WHAT READERS LOVE: Stuart Woods’ thrillers are a brand readers come back to year after year for their swift action, racy characters, and crackling dialogue.

COORDINATED PUB WITH THE PAPERBACK: The paperback edition of Turbulence pubs the same month, and will include a teaser from this hardcover.

Stuart Woods is the author of more than seventy novels, including the #1 New York Times-bestselling Stone Barrington series. He is a native of Georgia and began his writing career in the advertising industry. Chiefs, his debut in 1981, won the Edgar Award. An avid sailor and pilot, Woods lives in Florida, Maine, and New Mexico.

Author Residence: New Mexico, Maine, Florida

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“[An] irresistible, luxury-soaked soap opera.”—Publishers Weekly

“Woods creates another action-packed thriller for his readers to devour, with plenty of interesting twists and turns that make for a nonstop, can’t catch-your-breath read.”—Booklist

“Mr. Woods knows how to portray the beautiful people, their manners and mores, their fluid and sparkling conversation, their easy expectations and all the glitter that surrounds and defines them. A master of dialogue, action and atmosphere, the Key West resident has added one more jewel of a thriller-mystery to his ever-growing collection.”—Fort Myers Florida Weekly

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