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The Collectors by David Baldacci

The Collectors (original 2006; edition 2007)

by David Baldacci (Author)

Series: The Camel Club (2)

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The assassination of the Speaker of the House sets the members of the Camel Club in a race to prevent a silent yet bloody coup in Washington.
Title:The Collectors
Authors:David Baldacci (Author)
Info:PAN (2007), Edition: New Ed, 400 pages
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The Collectors by David Baldacci (2006)

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Another fun and easy read in the Camel Club series. ( )
  sunnydrk | Dec 3, 2021 |
My first Baldacci novel - and will be my last.
He is obviously a successful and very popular author - but I can only assume he wrote this book to fulfil some publishing obligation, it seems as though this book was dashed off in a couple of days.
The characters are one -dimensional and unbelievable; the dialogue puerile; the two strands of plot running through the book completely implausible; the narrative lacks detail where the plot needs it but then wallows in details or inane dialogue that adds nothing to either the characters or moving the plot along; the action scenes are just so contrived as to be laughable and the outstanding plot issues at the end are just closed out with one-liners.
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  williamthelawless | Aug 21, 2021 |
  hpryor | Aug 8, 2021 |
A group of older men with ties to various government and/or military agencies unite to solve a conspiracy that no one believes in until it's almost too late. This is what I call "beach reads for men" or "dude lit" (like, as opposed to "chick lit" get it?) This stuff is no more realistic than your average romance novel, but somehow gets treated with much, much more gravitas? Oh, well. The characters, especially the Camel Club themselves, were entertaining and the plot was suspenseful. A quick read even considering the relatively prolific amount of pages. ( )
  EmScape | Oct 31, 2020 |
The book begins with the murder of the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Then Caleb Shaw's boss, Jonathan DeHaven is found dead in the Library of Congress's Rare Books room. Caleb's three friends, Oliver Stone, Ruben Rhodes, and Milton Farb will go in search of the connection between these two very different set of deaths. In a parallel thread, scam artist Annabelle Conroy devises a way to pay back jerry Bagger, a sordid casino owner who killed her mother. You don't know how it will happen but you know that it won't be long until the two stories connect.

The quirky characters that make up the Camel Club, led by truth seeker, Oliver Stone, are all very different and interesting in their own right. I thought some of the main characters mysteriously changed from the previous book. Milton no longer displays OCD behaviour and is a lot more assertive. Caleb has become more of a coward.

The Collectors was action packed and took some twists and turns that I never expected. Even though one of the plot lines closes at the end of the book, another one is left wide open, making it impossible for me not to grab the next one in this series.

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  Olivermagnus | Jul 2, 2020 |
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6 editions of this book were published by Hachette Book Group.

Editions: 0446615633, 1594835845, 1594835802, 1594835829, 0446176974, 0446176982


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