Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Hell's Corner by David Baldacci

Hell's Corner (edition 2010)

by David Baldacci

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
1,571514,654 (3.78)28
Title:Hell's Corner
Authors:David Baldacci
Info:Grand Central (2010), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover
Collections:Your library

Work details

Hell's Corner by David Baldacci



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 28 mentions

English (49)  Spanish (1)  Dutch (1)  All (51)
Showing 1-5 of 49 (next | show all)
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 |
Well, a big disappointment. I loved the first 3 in the Camel Club series, and I love the Oliver Stone / John Carr character, but this one was a big letdown. It just didn't feel like the author's heart was in it. Loose ends coming together in ways so implausible it made me want to stop several times. The "cliche" factor was incredibly high in this one, to the point where it was impossible to really identify with any of the characters. I need characters that are plausible and believable enough to identify with, and when they start straying too far from the nature of folks in our culture, I can no longer identify with them.

Again, I'm a big fan of the Camel Club series, and if I had it to do over, I'd skip this one completely, and hope for a better one next time. ( )
  bicyclewriter | Jan 8, 2016 |
Showing 1-5 of 49 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Information from the Finnish Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
To Michelle
Twenty years of marriage and twenty books.
A ride of a lifetime with the woman I love.
First words
Oliver Stone was counting seconds, an exercise that had always calmed him.
Last words
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (2)

Book description
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.
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

"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.

(summary from another edition)

» see all 9 descriptions

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
332 avail.
32 wanted

Popular covers


Average: (3.78)
0.5 1
1 2
1.5 3
2 15
2.5 7
3 66
3.5 21
4 137
4.5 16
5 54

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 114,483,120 books! | Top bar: Always visible