Once upon a time Stuart wrote reasonably entertaining novels with somewhat interesting characters. However, he must be dashing off these more recent disappointing efforts in less time than it would take a professional speed reader to whisk through them. His books have gone South...perhaps to Delano, Georgia. Stone goes shopping. Stone goes dining. Stone buys a faster, more expensive jet plane. Stone goes womanizing. Stone get richer. Stone hobnobs with powerful and perfect Democrats. That about covers it. I won't be wasting time on any more of these insipid, irritatingly lame fairy tales.