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Stone Cold (Camel Club) by David Baldacci

Stone Cold (Camel Club) (edition 2007)

by David Baldacci, Ron McLarty (Reader)

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Title:Stone Cold (Camel Club)
Authors:David Baldacci
Other authors:Ron McLarty (Reader)
Info:Grand Central Publishing (2007), Edition: Unabridged, Audio CD
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David Baldacci never disappoints me. I like the characters, the story moves along with an excellent mix of intrigue, humour, sarcasm and wit. This was more than another addition in the series - was a definite continuation to The Collectors.
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  ChristineEllei | Jul 14, 2015 |
I really enjoy the Camel Club (even though I am reading backwards as started with #4 Divine Justice). Olive Stone (Carr) is quite the character and is unstoppable! Annabelle (another Camel Club) is also involved in this thriller by David Baldacci. I look forward to reading the other books in the series! (the audio is fabulous, the sound effects and the narrator is one of my favorites! ( )
  JudithDCollins | Nov 27, 2014 |
For such a chilling title, this book is blazing hot! ( )
  MomsterBookworm | Jul 14, 2014 |
Yes! He's dead! Finally. This book started well, picked up pace, and ended breathlessly. I am so glad to have read this book in the state of mind that I did. Sometimes a good book is wasted because of the wrong disposition of the reader, but I devoured Stone Cold (vague title, by the way) like it was my last book. The best aspects of this book are spoiler laden. Let me just say that when Baldacci kills of characters he makes them count. I'm beginning to think that this author is totally compatible with the way my mind works. If that's true, then endless trial and error has been rewarded. What a book! ( )
  Jiraiya | Apr 13, 2014 |
The Camel Club has earned themselves some formidable enemies, but now things are getting much more personal. Men from Oliver Stone’s past are turning up dead and now Stone is being hunted by an invisible killer. Meanwhile, honorary member Annabelle Conroy is being hunted by Jerry Bagger – who murdered her mother and she stole forth million dollars from. With lethal threats on two fronts, the Camel Club will have to use every trick they have just to stay alive long enough to learn the secrets nobody wants them to know.

Stone Cold is David Baldacci’s third installment featuring the group of divergent individuals calling themselves The Camel Club. Each is plugged into the Washington D.C. establishment in one way or another, but they are all outsiders who have worked to prevent corruptible powers to harm the country. In the first two books, Baldacci succeeds in creating an espionage thriller with lots of action and more than a little heart. Not only does Stone Cold continue the story, it frankly takes it to another level.

The Camel Club books are all about action and intrigue. What makes them a cut above many other espionage franchises are the personalities of the characters. Oliver Stone has been the central character all along, but Baldacci really digs much deeper into his character in Stone Cold, and the story truly benefits from it. The conflicted nature of Stone – between the actions of his past and the desires of his new life – create a yin and yang nature to him that is compelling. Annabelle Conroy also comes into her own, fleshing out her backstory and helping to drive the plot on to separate, but interconnected fronts.

As with all of The Camel Club books, there is plenty of action, mayhem and double-crosses to keep you on the edge of your seat the whole time. Is Stone Cold over-the-top at times? Certainly. However, Baldacci has used it more effectively with each book and Stone Cold is the best yet. Still, it is the characters that make the series so good. As I said in my review of The Camel Club years ago, I hoped that the storylines would improve because the characters we so compelling. That is exactly what has happened.

Another fun read by Baldacci. I think Stone Cold is the best of the first three Camel Club installments. Of course, it is a bit over-the-top, but that's part of what makes the Camel Club series enjoyable to read. But it is still grounded enough to make sense and pass the suspension-of-disbelief long enough to get a lot of enjoyment. The strength is the fast-paced plot that never lets up and the engaging characters. Something about Baldacci's writing style just keeps you speeding along. ( )
  csayban | Jul 31, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0446577391, Hardcover)

The #1 bestselling author of The Collectors and Simple Genius returns with STONE COLD...an unforgetable novel of revenge, conspiracy, and murder that brings a band of unlikely heroes face-to-face with their greatest threat.

Oliver Stone, the leader of the mysterious group that calls itself the Camel Club, is both feared and respected by those who've crossed his path. Keeping a vigilant watch over our leaders in Washington, D.C., the Camel Club has won over some allies, but it has also earned formidable enemies-including those in power who will do anything to prevent Stone and his friends from uncovering the hidden, secret work of the government.

Annabelle Conroy, an honorary member of the Camel Club, is also the greatest con artist of her generation. She has swindled forty million dollars from casino king Jerry Bagger, the man who murdered her mother. Now he's hot on her trail with only one goal in mind: Annabelle's death. But as Stone and the Camel Club circle the wagons to protect Annabelle, a new opponent, who makes Bagger's menace pale by comparison, suddenly arises.

One by one, men from Stone's shadowy past are turning up dead. Behind this slaughter stands one man: Harry Finn. To almost all who know him, Finn is a doting father and loving husband who uses his skills behind the scenes to keep our nation safe. But the other face of Harry Finn is that of an unstoppable killer who inevitably sets his lethal bull's-eye on Oliver Stone. And with Finn, Stone may well have met his match.

As Annabelle and the Camel Club fight for their lives, the twists and turns whipsaw, leading to a finale that is as explosive as it is shattering. And when buried secrets are at last violently resurrected, the members of the Camel Club left standing will be changed forever.

With unrelenting pacing, stunning reversals, and two of the most compelling characters in modern fiction, STONE COLD is David Baldacci writing at his breathtaking best.

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Oliver Stone and his colleagues at the Camel Club find their efforts to protect a con artist from vengeful casino king Jerry Bagger challenged by a ruthless killer who targets Stone by threatening to reveal his mysterious past.

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