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Authors: Stuart Woods

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Kirkus Reviews, starred review


“Blackmail, murder, suspense, love—what else could you want in a book?”


“This slickly entertaining suspenser displays Woods at the top of his game…. Woods delivers a marvelously sophisticated, thoroughly modern, old-fashioned read.”

Publishers Weekly, starred review

“There is something delightfully nasty about the way Stuart Woods settles every account in his crime capers. Even more delightful is the juggling act that lasts almost to the last page, when the payoffs fall like autumn leaves.”

New York Daily News


“Woods know how to keep the narrative pace in overdrive…. An entertaining page-turner.”

New York Times Book Review

“A real page-turner with surprises along the way.”

Boston Globe


“Woods does show a reader a good time.”

Washington Post Book World

“Engages the reader’s imagination in an unconventional way. Compels us to place the novel’s events on the silver screen in the shadow of a latter-day Hitchcock, and somehow, it works.”

Chicago Sun-Times


“High melodrama and unexpected twists make this teflon-coated blockbuster business as usual in Woods’s practiced hands.”

Publishers Weekly

“A high-concept action thriller.”

Kirkus Reviews


“Keeps you reading.”


Books by Stuart Woods

Stone Barrington Novels

New York Dead
Dead in the Water
Swimming to Catalina
Worst Fears Realized
L.A. Dead
Cold Paradise
The Short Forever
Dirty Work

Holly Barker

Orchid Beach
Orchid Blues
Blood Orchid

Will Lee

Run Before the Wind
Grass Roots
The Run

Standalone Titles

Deep Lie
Under the Lake
White Cargo
Santa Fe Rules
L.A. Times
Dead Eyes
Imperfect Strangers


Blue Water, Green Skipper
A Romantic’s Guide to the Country Inns of Britain and England


Cover design and illustraction by John Lewis


This is a work of fiction. The characters, incidents, and dialogues are products of the author’s imagination and are not to be construed as real. Any resemblance to actual events or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

SWIMMING TO CATALINA. Copyright © 1998 by Stuart Woods. All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. By payment of the required fees, you have been granted the non-exclusive, non-transferable right to access and read the text of this e-book on-screen. No part of this text may be reproduced, transmitted, down-loaded, decompiled, reverse engineered, or stored in or introduced into any information storage and retrieval system, in any form or by any means, whether electronic or mechanical, now known or hereinafter invented, without the express written permission of HarperCollins e-books.

“We Are Very Different People”: Stuart Woods on Stone Barrington. This interview originally appeared in
The Internet Writing Journal
(R), Copyright © 1997–2003 by Writers Write, Inc. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.

EPub Edition © APRIL 2003 ISBN: 9780061798320

A hardcover edition of this book was published in 1998 by HarperCollins

First HarperPaperbacks printing: December 1998

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Table of Contents


Title Page





Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Chapter 23

Chapter 24

Chapter 25

Chapter 26

Chapter 27

Chapter 28

Chapter 29

Chapter 30

Chapter 31

Chapter 32

Chapter 33

Chapter 34

Chapter 35

Chapter 36

Chapter 37

Chapter 38

Chapter 39

Chapter 40

Chapter 41

Chapter 42

Chapter 43

Chapter 44

Chapter 45

Chapter 46

Chapter 47

Chapter 48

Chapter 49

Chapter 50

Chapter 51

Chapter 52

Chapter 53

Chapter 54

Chapter 55

Chapter 56

Chapter 57

Chapter 58

Chapter 59

Chapter 60

Chapter 61

Chapter 62

Chapter 63



E-book Extra

Stone Barrington: The First Five

About the Author

Praise for Stuart Woods

Books by Stuart Woods



About the Publisher

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