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David Baldacci
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Stone Cold (Camel Club #3)

4.1  ·  Rating Details ·  28,258 Ratings  ·  1,275 Reviews
The #1 bestselling author of The Collectors and Simple Genius returns with STONE 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. Keepin
Published November 6th 2007 by Grand Central Publishing
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Lee Battersby
Jun 20, 2014 Lee Battersby rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
There isn't a cliche in the world that David Baldacci doesn't hit in this book. Leaden prose, two-dimensional characters, the standard retired-super-soldier-with-secret-past plot.... this is Lee Child for the silver set, so greyishly familiar and just downright stupid that it might be the first novel to pass the Turing Test, it's so hard to believe it was written by a human author and didn't, somehow, write itself from a few choice prompts. Don't bother.

Toni Osborne
Feb 12, 2009 Toni Osborne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Camel Club, book 3

Annabelle Conroy is again joining Oliver Stone and the Camel Club's group of mismatched characters in this suspenseful and unforgettable novel of revenge, conspiracy and murder.

The previous novel "The Collector" (a must read) laid the background for this novel, in it Annabelle Conroy pulled a con on Casino king Jerry Bagger and she is now hunted by him and needs all the resources the Camel Club can provide to protect her.

While protecting Annabelle, the group faces a new opponen
Linda Munro
Mar 19, 2015 Linda Munro rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In November, when I broke out with Shingles for the second time in my life, my doctor was concerned, but four months later when it happens again; I ended up sitting in her office nearly an entire day; thank heaven, I brought a book!

I love David Baldacci! I learned about his books on, which, by the way, is the only place I now check for books and authors!

This is the third book in the Camel Club series, and if it wasn’t for the fact that I am reading these books well after they have
Mar 06, 2014 Mark rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of decent thriller & david Baldacci
Recommended to Mark by: the satisfactory writing of David Baldacci
The sequel to The Collectors and book 3 in the Camel Club series, offers once again two seperate storylines that this time do not merge at all. They take place side by side. First of the Annabelle part of the story gets its conclusion when Jerry Bagger gets his chance to apprehend the girl he could have loved but conned him out of 40 million dollars. And we all know a man has gotta do what a mans gotta do. The ending of this story was unavoidable but decent enough.
Story two is in essence a seque
Franco  Santos
Jan 24, 2015 Franco Santos rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
En mi opinión es el mejor libro de la saga del Camel Club. Es sumamente adictivo y está lleno de acción. En éste los secretos más oscuros de Oliver Stone se revelan, poniendo en peligro a las personas más queridas del exagente.

Es un libro que marca un antes y un después en la serie. Esta entrega te rompe el corazón.

Como dice en la contratapa de la novela: Las vidas de los sobrevivientes de esta historia cambiarán para siempre.
Oct 05, 2008 Keith rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A quick read that rates high on the entertainment scale but stretches the credulity of even regular fans of “secret government” paranoia. An old guy with all of the physical strength of a twenty year old but the experience of decades, a mind like a computer and the structural character of an ancient oak who has actually learned something from his past mistakes. Hmm..I like the concept but…nah, I’ll stick with superman or 007.
Jul 05, 2009 Barry rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another page turner in the style my friend Laura calls Scooby Doo stories. There are miraculous resolutions brought on by incredible coincidences that bring the story to an end.
Mind you, there were a few miraculous incidents along the way as the story developed as well. Characters were blessed with almost divine omniscience to know exactly what their antagonists were doing and thinking.
While all the juggling is taking place, snipers shooting through photos at a quarter mile and so forth, the gu
Jill Ibsen
Jan 17, 2008 Jill Ibsen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
David Baldacci will most likely get a 5 star rating from me each and every time. I absolutely love his stories...I get so wrapped up in the characters! Especially the Camel Club bunch. *Spoiler alert* This could very well be the last of the Camel Club books. I am bummed :( But as usual, I had trouble putting it down at all!!! So good!!!
Riley Blue

Oliver Stone y el Camel Club- un grupo de ex agentes de la CIA dispuesto a no dejar impunes los crímenes perpetrados por los servicios de inteligencia- se enfrentan a una peligrosa aventura. Su amiga Annabelle Conroy ha estafado millones de dólares a Jerry Bagger, asesino de su madre y dueño de un exitoso casino en Atlantic City. Stone y sus colegas cierran filas para proteger a Annabelle, pero sus habilidades no serán suficientes cuando un mortífero adversario resurja del misterioso pasado de S
Exciting Story that will keep you on the edge!
I’ve always enjoyed David Baldacci's Camel Club series and their group of peculiar characters. The books are exciting and always keep you on the edge.
In this story there are several plots and subplots going on. In one plot we find Oliver Stone, who went by the name of, John Carr, as a former CIA assassin, comes to grips with a terrible mistake that he made years ago. He had terminated an innocent man who was falsely identified as a traitor. While St
May 04, 2009 hllf rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Truly excellent; my favorite Baldacci novel. Below is a breakdown of my rating:

Enjoyability: 5
Re-Readability: 4.5
Character Development: 4.5
Complexity: 4
Writing Style: 4.5
Believability: 4
Overall: 4.42

First, let me start by saying that I read this book about four months prior to writing this review, so it may not be as detailed as my more recent reviews; when I reread the book, I will update where necessary.

This book is the third in the Camel club series and definitely my favorite. It picks up rig
Steven Kent
Oliver Stone is an ex-government assassin who now lives and works in a small graveyard outside of Washington D.C. He has a secret.
Annabelle Conroy is a girl on the run. She is a con artist who just took a very angry casino owner for $40 million.
Caleb is librarian in the rare books section of the Library of Congress who no taste for adventure.
Ruben is a 65-year-old former special forces operative working in a loading dock.
Milton is a computer and math genius who, like Caleb, prefers his gunfights
Jul 02, 2012 Kelly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the third installment of Oliver Stone//Camel Club novels. Intrigue and suspense.
In the Camel Club's previous novel, "The Collectors", Annabelle Conroy, the beautiful and resourceful con artist extraordinaire, relieved Jerry Bagger, her mother's murderer and filthy rich casino owner and crime boss, of $40 milliion dollars. Bagger will stop at nothing to exact his revenge and kill Annabelle ... slowly, luxuriously and very, very painfully!

Meanwhile (one might say, back at the ranch!), som
Sally Lindsay-briggs
This author has been touted as great. This book proved it. Initially, I had trouble keeping all the characters straight but I kept up through this thoroughly intriguing, twisting plot with spies and turned spies and assinations that appeared to cause deaths. It was believable and the characters were very, very real with bravery, guts and skills. Loved it.
Jul 07, 2015 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely love this series. I need to remember to request the next book in the series from the library BEFORE I start the current book!
Nov 11, 2014 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good sequel. Exciting.
Oct 08, 2014 Carol rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book kept me guessing.....I couldn't put it down.
Jan 29, 2016 Roman rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is the third installment of The Camel Club Series. In Stone Cold we are introduced to a new character named Harry Finn, who is avenging his father, a former CIA agent, who was labeled a traitor and murdered by his own government. We are also continuing with Jerry Bagger plot line started in The Collectors. Carter Gray, former intelligence chief, and Roger Simpson, senator from Alabama make an appearance, having been left out from the previous book in the series. The three Camel Club members ...more
Aug 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Der Camel Club hat wieder zu tun. In dem vorherigen Band hat Annabelle Conroy den Casino-Besitzer Jerry Bagger um eine menge Geld erleichtert und nun ist er ihr auf den Fersen. Ein Freund Annabelles wurde fast zu Tode gefoltert und er hat sie verraten. Doch auch Oliver Stone, für den Annabelle fast so etwas wie eine Tochter geworden ist, hat seine Probleme. Ehemalige Kollegen von ihm wurden umgebracht und es scheint so als stünde seine Tarnung kurz davor aufzufliegen. Können er und seine F
Wayland Smith
This was a decent government/espionage thriller. Years ago during the Cold War, a US intelligence agent was killed by his own side. Some said he was a traitor. As the book unfolds, many years later, the man is being avenged in a permenant, bloody way. The story of the man's revenge intersects with the Camel Club and their leader, the mysterious man living under the name Oliver Stone.

The Club has their own problems, as their friend Annabelle is on the run from a notorious gangster/casino owner.
Nov 03, 2014 Rob1109 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What can I say? This was, pure and simple, an excellent book.

To date, I've previously read 3 books by Mr. Baldacci (2 King and Maxwell, 1 John Puller.) This was the first `Camel Club' book.

Others have criticized the author for not giving more backstory of the Camel Club's members.
I have to disagree. I was totally unfamiliar with the 4 members but that in no way took away from my enjoyment of the novel. Yes, familiarizing myself with the CC late and not knowing their history may have affected a n
Thom Swennes
Jun 20, 2014 Thom Swennes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Triple Six Division is very much the American equivalent of the British OO Section. Trained and paid to eliminate actual and perceived national security risks, this group works in the shadows and these surreptitious organizations and like the mafia, don’t accept retirements. John Carr wanted out. He was tired of the killing and wanted his life back. This was never to be. Members of his own unit were sent to kill him and he barely escaped with his life. John Carr was interned at Arlington Nat ...more
Rene Natan
Mar 15, 2015 Rene Natan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Revenge, avenge, retribution…any of these words could describe the central theme of Stone Cold. The head of the Camel Club, Oliver Stone, aka John Carr, hunts down the person responsible for his wife’s death, Harry Finn is ready to exact revenge on the members of the secret Triple Six association who disgraced his father, Lesya Solomon is eager to confront the agents who ambushed her husband and Annabelle Conroy, a con artist and recent addition to the Club, is looking for the tycoon who murdere ...more
Nov 25, 2008 Michelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: summer-reading
I usually avoid giving five stars to my "guilty-pleasure," escapist reading. This is not a book that changed my life or made me a better person, it was just a book kept me turning pages. Although I've loved the whole Camel Club series, this one was the best yet. I loved the plot twists and the unique characters. I'm headed to the bookstore for "Divine Justice" because I can't wait for the 300+ people on the waiting list at the library to finish it.
Luis Fernando Franco
Mucho mejor que el segundo libro que me pareció soso y hasta un poco aburrido.

Este libro en realidad es continuación del segundo, ya que retoma la historia de Annabelle, me gustó mucho que so bien, es la historia secundaria, se enlaza muy bien con la historia principal y pone en situaciones comprometidas a los protagonistas de la historia principal. Por otro lado, es una historia de redención, que si bien, no hace llorar, si es resulta muy agradable.

En cuanto a la historia principal, me parece q
May 01, 2014 Gina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: listened
Stone Cold by David Baldacci.

During the first part of the book, I wasn't liking it much. Not having read the previous 2 books in 'The Camel Club' series I wasn't familiar with the amateur spy club. So when the amateurs did stupid things like winning too much money at a casino they were supposed to just be doing reconnaissance on, I got really annoyed. By the end I was sad at what happened to Milton, and I was glad how things worked out for Harry. I don't like it when parents do to their children
Feb 17, 2013 Iris rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: suspense
So far, Stone Cold is my favorite of the Camel Club series. Unfortunately, I do not think the book would have been as enjoyable without having read the previous two. Stone Cold finishes Annabelle's story that was started in The Collectors. It also pulls in Carter Gray from The Camel Club, bringing a better conclusion to that story as well.
Jan 10, 2008 Kay rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
This was one of the best that concern the Camel Club. I was sick when I read it [literally] and I finished it too quick. It's one of those books you don't want to put down and you sure don't want it to end. Annabelle is back to team up with the guys and there are several problems they must solve. Full of action.
Brooke Haley
Apr 06, 2016 Brooke Haley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great installment of the Camel Club series! This book brings the friends' adventures to an all-new level! Now for slight specifics that you may want to skip if you haven't read the other two! Go read them!

This adventure picks up right at the cliff-hanger we left on for the last one, with Jerry Bagger hunting down our new friend Annabelle. Stone and his friends are determined to help her out-smart the dangerous man, but Stone is quickly side-tracked by his own issues as men start dying mys
Sep 01, 2014 Joan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Wow! How does Baldacci do it? This is the third book in the Camel Club series. Each member of the Club helps to safe Abigail from Bagger after she stole money from her except for Oliver because he is busy trying to save Finn and himself from Grey. Abigail meets her father again. She has hated him most of her life because he didn't help her mother when Bagger came to kill her. Her dad wasn't there because he was in jail. He is dying and helps to get Abigail free of Bagger. Oliver feels bad about ...more
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David Baldacci writes because he can't imagine not writing. He published his first novel, Absolute Power, in 1996; one year later, it was adapted for film, with Clint Eastwood as its director and star. In total, David has published 30 novels for adults; all have been national and international bestsellers, and several have been adapted for film and television. His novels have been translated into ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Camel Club (5 books)
  • The Camel Club (Camel Club, #1)
  • The Collectors (Camel Club, #2)
  • Divine Justice (Camel Club, #4)
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