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Swimming to Catalina

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Swimming to Catalina

Stone Barrington Series, Book 4
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Stone Barrington thought he'd heard the last of former girlfriend Arrington after she left him to marry Vance Calder, Hollywood's hottest star. The last thing Stone expected was a desperate call from...More
Stone Barrington thought he'd heard the last of former girlfriend Arrington after she left him to marry Vance Calder, Hollywood's hottest star. The last thing Stone expected was a desperate call from...More
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  • Stone Barrington thought he'd heard the last of former girlfriend Arrington after she left him to marry Vance Calder, Hollywood's hottest star. The last thing Stone expected was a desperate call from Calder. Arrington has vanished, and her new fiancé wants Stone to come to LA and find her.

    In a town where the sharks drive Bentleys and no one can be trusted, Stone soon discovers he's drowning in a sea of empty clues that takes him from Bel Air to Malibu to Rodeo Drive. Running out of time and leads, he needs to keep his head above water and find Arrington fast, or end up swimming with the fishes himself.

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  • Chapter One

    Elaine's, late. Stone Barrington sat at a very good table with his friend and former partner Dino Bacchetti, who ran the detective division at the NYPD's 19th Precinct, and with Elaine, who was Elaine.

    The remnants of dinner were cleared away by Jack, the headwaiter, and brandy was brought for Stone and Dino. It was very special brandy; Dino had the bottle of his own stuff stashed behind the bar, and it annoyed Elaine no end, because she couldn't charge him for it, not that she didn't find other ways to charge him for it.

    "Okay, I want to know about Arrington," Elaine said.

    "Elaine," Dino interrupted, "don't you know that Stone is still suffering a great deal of emotional pain over Arrington's dumping him?"

    "Who gives a fuck?" Elaine asked, quite reasonably. "I want to know how he let her get away. She was something, that girl."

    "There's a large body of opinion," Dino said, "that holds that she didn't want to be known as Arrington Barrington."

    "And who could blame her?" Elaine asked. "Come on, Stone, spill it."

    Stone took a deep breath and sighed. "I have to take a lot of shit from you two, you know?"

    "I think you better cough it up," Dino said, "or we're going to start getting tables in Siberia."

    "You bet your ass," Elaine confirmed.

    Stone sighed again. "It was like this," he said, then stopped.

    "Yeah?" Elaine encouraged.

    "We were supposed to have ten days sailing in St. Marks in February."

    "I never heard of St. Marks," Elaine said. "Where is that?"

    "It's a nice little island, tucked between Antigua and Guadeloupe. Anyway, we were supposed to meet at Kennedy for our flight down, but she got tied up, and she was supposed to be on the next plane, but then the blizzard hit."

    "I know about the blizzard," Elaine said, exasperated. "Tell me about the girl."

    "While the blizzard was going on she got the New Yorker assignment to do a profile of Vance Calder."

    "The new Cary Grant," Dino explained, as if Elaine had no idea who a major movie star was.

    "Yeah, yeah," Elaine said.

    "Apparently he hadn't given an in-depth interview for twenty years," Stone continued, "so it was quite a coup. Arrington had known Calder for a while--in fact, she was with him at the dinner party where we met."

    "So much for social history," Elaine said.

    "All right, I'm in St. Marks, sitting on the chartered boat, waiting for Arrington to show up, when this blonde sails in on a big beautiful boat, all by herself. But she had left the Canary Islands with a husband, who was no longer present. So she gets charged with his murder, and I end up defending her."

    "Like I don't read a newspaper?" Elaine interjected. "Like the western hemisphere didn't read about this trial?"

    "All right, all right; I keep getting faxes from Arrington, saying she's all tied up with Calder, then I get a fax saying that she's going to L.A. with him for more research."

    "'Research'; I like that," Elaine smirked.

    "So I write her a letter, pouring out my heart, practically asking her to marry me . . ."

    "'Practically'? What is that?" Elaine demanded.

    "All right, not in so many words, but I think she would have gotten the idea."

    "She didn't get the idea?"

    "She didn't get the letter. I gave it to a lady headed for Florida to FedEx for me, and her plane crashed on takeoff."

    "Wow, that's the best excuse I ever heard for not writing," Elaine said. "You sure your dog didn't eat it?"

    "I swear, I wrote her the letter. Then, before I could write it again, I get a fax from Arrington saying that she and Calder were married in Needles, Arizona, the day before. What am I supposed to do?"

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  • Stuart Woods is the author of more than forty novels, including the New York Times bestselling Stone Barrington and Holly Barker series. An avid sailor and pilot, he lives in New York City, Florida, and Maine.

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