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Milt Gross Book Review: "Naked Greed" by Stuart Woods
By Milt Gross
Nov 15, 2015 - 2:42:57 AM

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Naked Greed is a murder mystery with a large part of the plot having illuded me. I found the writing a bit unclear, not straightforward enough for this old guy to review. Milt Gross photo.
Naked Greed was a fair murder mystery, only fair to me because I found it a bit hard to follow. But it may be that my follower wasn't working just right. But I still rated it fair.

I won't relate the story itself here, except to say I saw no relationship between the very female legs on the cover and the tale itself. The next book I read was a James Patterson mystery, much faster and clearer language...with no legs on the cover about which to worry or by which to be distracted.

"Stone Barrington isn't one to turn away in the face of danger, so when he witnesses a tricky situation underway, he jumps in to lend a hand. He never expected, though, that this favor would lead to a mutually beneficial business deal with a prominent gentleman who requires the ever-discreet services of Woodman & Weld," an description.

"But in the ruthless corporate world no good deed goes unpunished, and Stone soon finds himself the target of a ragtag group of criminal toughs who don't appreciate his interference in their dealings. From the isolated landscape of Maine to the white sand beaches of Key West, the trail of deception, theft, and murder will lead to a perilous confrontation," the rest of the description.

Theft, murder, or perilous confrontation, I did find the story a bit hard to follow, legs on the cover, Maine, criminal toughs, and all. (Maybe I should have been sitting up instead of lying on the sofa.)

Naked Greed was one of a series of "Stone Barrington" tales.

"This article profiles Stuart Woods. The sailor and novelist is an international bestseller. Find out how he became a writer, and how his career has developed," from an Amazon description of a book, An Unauthorized Guide to Stuart Woods. I couldn't seem to open the rest of the article.

Priced $18.31 on for the hardcover, which I read, $13.99 for the Kindle Edition, and $6.13 for "used or new" editions.

Copyright 2015 by Stuart Woods, Penguin, New York, NY supports copyright.

Sorry you can't borrow my copy. I returned it to the library so I could paw over and grab other books.

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