Orchid Blues by Stuart Woods
(Holly Barker Novels)

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Now the bestselling author brings back his small-town chief of police—and her extraordinary Doberman, Daisy—for another exhilarating adventure. . . .When Holly's wedding festivities are shattered by a brutal robbery, she vows to find the culprits. With nothing to go on but the inexplicable killing of an innocent bystander, Holly discovers evidence that leads her into the midst of a clan whose members are as mysterious as they are zealous. Holly's father, Ham, a retired army master sergeant, is her ticket into their strange world. What he finds there boggles the mind and sucks them all—Holly, Ham, and Daisy—into a whirlpool of crazed criminality from which even the FBI can't save them.…




 

About Stuart Woods

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Stuart Woods is the author of thirty-three novels. He lives in Key West, on Mt. Desert Island in Maine, and in New York City. Readers may learn more about him and his work, read an interview, and correspond with him on his Web site at www.stuartwoods.com.
 
Published October 1, 2002 by Signet. 314 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Business & Economics, Nature & Wildlife, Crime. Fiction

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Since the identity of the trigger man is obvious and that of his paymaster scarcely less so, there’s nothing to do but watch (1) Holly’s turf battles with her old FBI friend Harry Crisp, (2) Holly’s between-the-sheets wrestling with her new FBI friend Grant Early, and (3) Holly’s participation in...

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Two separate employees seem to have been in cahoots with the misguided patriots calling themselves The Elect, one to provide inside dope for the robbery, the other to embezzle funds for the sort of large-bore weapons Holly and her dad Ham stumble on when their attempt to trace a vanished teller b...

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This second thriller in the series Woods inaugurated with Orchid Beach starts with a bang—a literal one. While series heroine Holly Barker, a former milit

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Holly is shocked to learn that James Bruno, her former commanding officer who was tried and acquitted of raping Lauren and who once tried to rape Holly herself, is Orchid Beach's new police chief.

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The climactic raid is somewhat lacking in suspense, but Woods compensates by introducing a charming romantic subplot between Holly and Jackson, and the story gets extra bite from Holly's intriguing relationship with an inherited canine named Daisy, the clairvoyant Doberman that belonged to her me...

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In Woods's 24th novel—his third in the Holly Barker series (after Orchid Blues)—the prolific bestselling novelist revisits savvy, sexy ex-MP officer (and her dog, Daisy), now police chief of the small Florida east coast town of Orchid Beach.

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In the course of his meandering tale, Woods deepens his portraits of Holly and her father, Ham, a retired army noncom, and dog lovers should enjoy the antics of Daisy, the Doberman diva who is Holly's constant companion.

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Audio Reviews reflect PW's assessment of the audio adaptation of a book and should be quoted only in reference to the audio version.FictionORCHID BLUESStuart Woods, read by Jan Maxwell.

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For those of you not in the know, Holly made her debut in ORCHID BEACH, entertained us in ORCHID BLUES, and kept us breathless and on the edge of our seats in BLOOD ORCHID.

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Teddy Fay worked for the CIA for forty years, eventually becoming a Tech Services coordinator and when he retired, he erased all his files in the Agency's computers.

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The agent and Holly hit it off but Holly is too busy dodging bullets to give their relationship a chance to grow.

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