Putnam, Oct 2002, 25.95, 304 pp.
It has been almost a year since Jackson died and Holly has buried herself in work trying to block out the pain. The Chief of Police of Orchid Beach, a coastal town on the East Coast of Florida, is usually very quiet. However, when Holly and her father visit a new friend Ed Shine, a sniper fires a shot that almost kills him. Ed is a property developer who bid on a piece of land in Orchid Beach th... Cold Paradise
Putnam, Apr 2001, 24.95, 336 pp.
Former police officer turned lawyer Stone Barrington agrees to help a client's love life if he can. Thad Shames, a Gates-like billionaire, met Liz at a Long Island house party and fell in love with her, but she left
before he learned anything except her name and that she lives in Palm Beach.
When Stone arrives in Palm Beach, a Mrs. Harding calls because she needs his services. They... Dark Harbor
The sudden death of lawyer Stone Barrington's cousin, Dick Stone, and his family in an apparent suicide/murder event sees the ex-policeman the beneficiary of pretty much all the effects left by Dick Stone.
Something seems wrong and Barrington is soon flying out with his associates to the small island of Islesboro in Maine to take charge of his own investigation and to meet the disgruntled members of the family.
Dark Harbor is a very small town where ev... Dirty Work
Putnam, April 2003, 25.95, 336 pp.
Stone Barrington serves of counsel to the New York law firm of Woodman & Weld, which means they are one step removed from any dirty work that has to be done for their high paying clients. Stone is asked to find someone to take pictures of Lawrence Fortescue cheating on his heiress wife so that, according to the terms of the prenuptial agreement, she can get a divorce and not pay him a cent in al...
Former federal agent Jesse Warden is wrongly convicted of murder and robbery and is spending his spending sentence in solitary confinement at Atlanta Federal Prison. He is suddenly offered a chance of a presidential pardon if he could complete a dangerous mission for his ex-boss Dan Barker, who Warden believes is responsible for his false conviction.
Warden's mission is to infiltrate the religious cult at St. Clair, Idaho headed by Jack Jene coldwater... Iron Orchid
Former Chief of Police in Florida, Holly Barker is at the Farm going through her CIA training when she is pulled out of class and put on special assignment with others from her group. Teddy Fay, and ex-CIA technical wizard is not dead as was thought at the end of “Capital Crimes” and has resurfaced. Teddy has decided to go after targets in New York City that the authorities cannot. He still has a contact inside the CIA who is covering for him and with... Orchid Beach
Holly Barker, after ending her career in the military by vigourously pursuing a sexually harassing superior, takes a job as a deputy police chief in Florida. But by the time she has arrived, her superior is out of commission, and she is expected to take over his job. She inherits the beer-fetching Daisy, a Doberman, and the drug trafficking problems and a fortress of really nasty, sadistic, murdering, raping, drug-dealing bad guys. ... Orchid Blues
Putnam, Nov 2001, 24.95, 304 pp.
Holly Barker is going to the chapel to get married. Her best friend Daisy, her Doberman Pincher, will serve as the maid of honor. However, Holly's elation abruptly turns to horror when her fiancé is murdered during a bank robbery that turned violent. Holly leads the official investigation that takes her to a town not found on the most detailed of maps. The inhabitants are white supremacist... Reckless Abandon
Holly Barker, Police Chief of Orchid Beach, Florida is on the trail of a fugitive. She is chasing Trini Rodriguez and has a mass murder warrant for him. The problem is that the FBI has placed him in the Witness Protection Program because he is helping them with an investigation into a terrorist cell with links to the Middle East. Trini is a member of the Mafia and Holly believes that he is hiding out in New York City.
Stone, a high caliber and very e... The Prince of Beverly Hills
Putnam, Oct 2004, 25.95, 336 pp.
After years working as a Beverly Hills detective, Rick Barron is busted down to police officer because he got his captain's daughter pregnant. One night he witnesses a traffic accident and recognizes that famous movie star Clete Barrow caused it. He quickly removes the license plates and registration from the vehicle so that no one knows that Clete caused the accident while under the influence o...
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The Short Forever
Putnam, Apr 2002, 24.95, 336 pp.
Stone Barrington is a bit hung over from last night's shocker that his lover is leaving him to marry someone else. So when John Bartholomew asks for his help with retrieving his niece, Erica Burroughs, from her boyfriend, cocaine smuggler Lance Cabot, he accepts. It does help to say yes when the client offers to cover all expenses, reasonable or not, in London for Stone to bring Erica home a... Two Dollar Bill
Putnam, Apr 2005, 25.95, 304 pp.
At Elaine's nightclub in Manhattan, lawyer Stone Barrington meets his new client Billy Bob Barnstormer. Someone shoots at them while in a moving vehicle. Billy Bob stays at Stone's house for awhile floating a wad of cash including two dollar bills. When his latest client and houseguest vanish, Stone and his girlfriend District Attorney Tiffany Baldwin share some recreational sex.
The next day... Worst Fears Realized
Stone Barrington, a lawyer at a prestigious law firm, must look at his past and receive help from unexpected people in order to discover the person responsible for the murders of Stone's closest friends. With the help of Dino Bacchetti, Stone realizes that the murders are similar to the one performed by Herbert Mitteldorfer, a criminal who was put in jail by Stone and Dino years earlier. However, this assumption leads to a dead end.