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Hell's Corner (edition 2010)

by David Baldacci

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Title:Hell's Corner
Authors:David Baldacci
Info:Grand Central (2010), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover
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As is the case with most Baldacci outings, this most recent Camel Club novel has lots of fun plot twists and turns. Unfortunately, as is also the case with most Baldacci outings, this one also has lot of plot developments that make that whole suspension of disbelief thing difficult. Still, it *is* the Camel Club here, so we're talking about a truly awesome cast of supporting characters, even if we see far too little of them this time around, given that Stone becomes an official government agent during the majority of this story and is partnered with an Mi6 gal. In the end, Oliver solves the case and nails the baddie and Darwin doesn't claim him (even though Stone more or less issues numerous engraved invitations), so it's all good. And perhaps my biggest pet peeve? At least three instances of "begging the question" being misused. Surely *someone* on Team Baldacci should know better than this. In the end, a fun and exciting read, but not recommended for those who dislike having their eyes roll on a regular basis. ( )
  jimgysin | Jun 19, 2017 |
This is the fifth book in the Camel Club series by David Baldacci. I listened to this on audiobook and, I have to say, it took a bit of concentration due to the complexity of the storyline.

A bomb goes off in Lafayette Park - directly across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House. Because of the location of the park, the jurisdictional challenges are enormous with the Secret Service, Homeland Security, the Park Service and the FBI as well as the DC Police all responsible for different pieces of the park.

Stone is brought in by the NIC and the White House to participate in the investigation of the bombing. He is teamed up with Mary Chapman, an agent from MI6 that is brought in to assist the investigation when it appears the British PM may have been the target.

As Stone is working the case, it seems that the investigators are being watched by others within their own government as well as the bad guys - who always seem to be one step ahead of them. Distrustful of the other agencies, Oliver turns to the people he can count on - The Camel Club.

As they investigate the possibility of involvement by Mexican Drug Cartels, Russian Mafia, and International Terrorists - all while navigating the dangerous political waters of DC - Oliver and his friends become targets and find their lives at risk. Will this be their last mystery?

This audiobook was read by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy - both of whom did a great job bringing the characters to life and keeping the listener interested.

Rating: 4 Stars ( )
  bhabeck | Feb 23, 2017 |
For a series book that hasn't had a new volume in two years, I would have liked a few paragraphs reminding us of the minor characters relationships - not having it left me puzzling for who they were rather than paying attention to the story itself. ( )
  bensdad00 | Jan 10, 2017 |
couldn't drop the book. fast paced and lots of govt depts involved -] typical camel club traits :-)
must read for camel club fans ( )
  _RSK | Jan 26, 2016 |
Book 5 in the Camel Club, another fast paced read but again the plot is unbelievably complicated and does stretch credibility. ( )
  BookWormM | Jan 15, 2016 |
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On the night of the State Dinner honouring the British Prime Minister, there is an explosion as the Prime Minister's motorcade leaves the White House. Oliver Stone witnesses the event. A bomb has been detonated in what looks like a terrorist plot directed at the President and the Prime Minister. In the aftermath, British MI-5 agent Mary Chapman, an experienced, lethal operative with an agenda of her own, is sent to assist and coordinate the investigation alongside American authorities. Stone, together with Harry Finn, Alex Ford, and the rest of the Camel Club, are drawn into the investigation. But everything is not what it appears to be, and what happened in the park may not have been the actual plan. It seems the mysterious attackers had another target in their sights, and it's up to the Camel Club to stop them, or face the catastrophic results.
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"The mysterious attackers in a seeming terrorist plot in Washington, D.C., might have another target in their sights, and if the Camel Club is unable to stop them, the results would be nothing less than catastrophic"--Provided by publisher.

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