I read this book about 9-sep-2016. This is the first time I've read this book. The book is copyright 2009. This note was last modified Wednesday, 14-Sep-2016 12:58:29 PDT.
This is book 17 of the "Stone Barrington" series.
This note contains spoilers for the book.
One of the weaker ones, and my god some of the online reviews! They apparently liked it even less well than I did. Yet somehow it got a starred review from Publishers Weekly. The Booklist review is a bit more nuanced.
Stone gets involved with a brand-new Broadway star, and Dolce is being allowed to wander around Manhattan again (and hang out across the street from his home and office). He's also taken on a rescue-the-wayward-daughter project, which in the end he solves by having her shot gently (by an expert, with a .22); this both keeps her from getting too involved in the final fight, and makes the police view her more as a victim and be less inclined to investigate just how complicit she was in the drug trafficking.
Parts of it are interestingly plotted. I don't think we get to spend really enough time with some of the characters, I think it may be overloaded with women wanting time in Stone's bed, in particular.