Orchid Beach

Orchid Beach

Paperback - 1999
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A Woman's Best Friend--and Most Lethal Weapon New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods delivers a riveting thriller that introduces an exciting addition to the pantheon of fictional sleuths. Forced into early retirement at thirty-seven, smart, attractive, and fiercely independent Major Holly Barker trades in her bars as a military cop for the badge of deputy chief of police in Orchid Beach, Florida. But below the sunny surface of this sleepy, well-to-do island town lies an evil that escalates into the cold-blooded murder of one of Holly's new colleagues. An outsider, Holly has little to go on for answers and no one to help her--except Daisy, a Doberman of exceptional intelligence and loyalty that becomes her companion and protector. The closer she gets to the truth, the more Holly knows that it'll take one smart dog with guts to sniff out this killer--before he can catch her first.
Publisher: New York : HarperPaperbacks, 1999, c1998.
ISBN: 9780061013416
Characteristics: 406 pages ;,18 cm.


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Oct 27, 2016

Wow! So much better than the last Stone Barrington book I read (the aptly named, "Worst Fears Realized"). Unlike Stone, Holly has a romantic interest that takes a far back seat to the plot and action. Also, I found Stone's wealth off-putting. Holly is more a blue collar sleuth. I enjoyed the book and found the conclusion exciting. Bravo Holly!

akasq Apr 01, 2014

The first of the Holly Barker series,
fast moving thriller, with a surprise
ending,enjoyable reading.

Feb 12, 2011

Orchid Beach ---- by Stuart Woods c - 1998 ---- Mystery ---- An Excellent story ---- Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul

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