One night at Elaineas, Stone Barringtonaback in Manhattan after chasing down the bad guys in the Caribbeanameets Barton Cabot, older brother of his sometime ally, CIA boss Lance Cabot. Bartonas career in army intelligence is even more top secret than his brotheras, but heas suffering from amnesia following a random act of violence. Amnesia is a dangerous thing in a man whose memory is chockfull of state secrets, so Lance hires Stone to watch Bartonas back. As Stone discovers, Barton is a spy with a rather unusual hobby: building and restoring antique furniture. The genteel world of antiques and coin dealers at first seems a far cry from Stoneas usual underworld of mobsters, murderers, and spies. But Barton also is a man with a past, and one event in particulara in the jungles of Vietnam more than thirty years earliera is coming back to haunt his present in ways head never expected. Stone soon finds out that Barton, and some shady characters of his acquaintance, may be hiding a lot more than just a few forged antiques.
Tags: Thrillers, Mystery Fiction, Amnesia, Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers, Mystery & Detective - General
Written by: By Stuart Woods
Publisher: New York : Signet, c2009.