Blood Orchid by Stuart Woods audiobook

Blood Orchid

By Stuart Woods
Read by Cassandra Campbell

Penguin Audio

The Holly Barker Series: Book 3

9.34 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Blood Orchid is the third adventure of one of Stuart Woods's most engaging characters, Chief of Police Holly Barker. This time out, Holly is trying to get her life back together after the shattering loss of her fiancé. With the help of her wily Doberman, Daisy, and her father, Ham, she throws herself back into the job with a vengeance. At a local restaurant, Holly and Ham meet a gentleman new to the area, rich and dapper developer Ed Shine, who has found an evocative name for both his favorite flower and his latest real-estate venture: the "Blood Orchid."  But before Holly can settle into her routine again, bullets crash into the home of a friend and a floater is found bobbing in the Intercoastal Waterway. Holly connects these events to the death-by-sniper-fire of two Miami businessmen and a man evading questions at a Federal agency-but she can't imagine how these violent occurrences could be related to her own quiet, unspoiled town of Orchid Beach. Joining forces with a handsome FBI agent, she tracks the clues straight to their source, only to find a scam more lucrative and more dangerous than any this idyllic town-or Holly-has ever seen.

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A New York Times bestseller

Blood Orchid is the third adventure of one of Stuart Woods's most engaging characters, Chief of Police Holly Barker. This time out, Holly is trying to get her life back together after the shattering loss of her fiancé. With the help of her wily Doberman, Daisy, and her father, Ham, she throws herself back into the job with a vengeance. At a local restaurant, Holly and Ham meet a gentleman new to the area, rich and dapper developer Ed Shine, who has found an evocative name for both his favorite flower and his latest real-estate venture: the "Blood Orchid." 

But before Holly can settle into her routine again, bullets crash into the home of a friend and a floater is found bobbing in the Intercoastal Waterway. Holly connects these events to the death-by-sniper-fire of two Miami businessmen and a man evading questions at a Federal agency-but she can't imagine how these violent occurrences could be related to her own quiet, unspoiled town of Orchid Beach. Joining forces with a handsome FBI agent, she tracks the clues straight to their source, only to find a scam more lucrative and more dangerous than any this idyllic town-or Holly-has ever seen.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A world-class mystery writer...I try to put Woods’s books down and I can’t. Houston Chronicle 
“Mr. Woods, like his characters, has an appealing way of making things nice and clear. The New York Times
Woods certainly knows how to keep the pages turning. Booklist
“Since 1981, readers have not been able to get their fill of Stuart Woods’ New York Times bestselling novels of suspense. Orlando Sentinel
Stuart Woods is a no-nonsense, slam-bang storyteller. Chicago Tribune
A suspenseful, exciting mystery that is sure to please Woods' many fans. Booklist
“In Woods’…third in the Holly Barker series, 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…Woods writes strong action scenes.” Publishers Weekly
Fast-paced [with] strong action scenes. *Publishers Weekly
“Woods’ third novel featuring…Holly Barker is a suspenseful thriller.” Library Journal
“The third entry in the Holly Barker series is a suspenseful, exciting mystery that is sure to please Woods’ many fans.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Stuart Woods

Author Bio: Stuart Woods

Stuart Woods is a New York Times bestselling author. His first novel, Chiefs, the first of the Will Lee novels, won an Edgar Award for Best First Novel and was made into a television miniseries starring Charlton Heston. His other works include the Stone Barrington novels, the Holly Barker novels, the Ed Eagle novels, and a number of standalone works. He has had more than thirty straight New York Times bestsellers on the hardcover list. He was born in Manchester, Georgia, and earned his BA in sociology at the University of Georgia. Aside from being an accomplished novelist, he is also an avid sailor and has sailed in many prestigious races, including the Observer Single-Handed Trans-Atlantic Race (OSTAR) and the Fastnet Race. He wrote an account of his OSTAR race experiences in a memoir called Blue Water, Green Skipper, which was published in 1977.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 9.34
Audience: Adult
Language: English