6.11.2008

Book Review: Two Dollar Bill

Two Dollar Bill by Stuart Woods

I was on the hunt for a new audiobook, knowing I was going to be on the road quite a bit last month, so I grabbed this Woods novel, which is part of the "Stone Barrington" series.

Though I've never read a title from this series, I found the thread easy enough to pick up - Stone is a cop turned lawyer who hangs out at Elaine's with his ex-cop partner Dino, enjoys the ladies and a good scotch, and lives a fairly quiet life...until Billy Bob Barnstormer arrives as a new customer in his law practice.

What follows is a nightmare of a plot as Billy Bob turns into the worse customer ever, then begins to harass, blackmail and ultimately threaten Stone, leading to a fast paced, thriller ending that has you guessing until the end. Stone is quite the everyman, but I enjoyed his scramble to clear himself from the tornado that is Billy Bob.

I think I'd like other novels in this series - recommended!

Note: I listened to the audio edition, narrated by Tony Roberts. At times, I really struggled with Roberts' voice and characterization, but after awhile, I got a rhythm. Right on.

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