The Collectors (Camel Club #2)
The assassination of the U.S. Speaker of the House has shaken the nation. And the outrageous iconoclasts of the Camel Club...more
So far, what we've got is a dead body in a locked room and two groups of people running around like gangs of middle school kids, playing at being grownups....more
All the members of the Camel Club lives are threaten by a ruthless enemy that once worked for the same ultra secret organization as Oliver Stone.
David Baldacci has the amazing ability to thri...more
I'm not going to say this book wasn't completely lacking in entertainment value--but it came pretty close. I've read other books by David Baldacci(Absolute Power) and none of those had writing that made me cringe.
Anyway--the storyline reeked of someone who spent a lot of time in Washington DC and wanted to write something filled with Da Vinci Code/National Treasuresesque intrigue. He spent a lot of time describing people's pasts and not enough time showing through actions who the people rea...more
The most amazing thing to me about this book is that he manages to tell a complete and complex story, and simultaneously develops the beginning of a third story that leaves me drooling at the mouth in anticipation of its completion. I got the satisfacti...more
Soon after the Speaker of the House is assassinated, Caleb Shaw a quiet librarian stumbles upon the body of his boss Jonathan DeHaven at the Library of Congress narrowly escaping the same fate. "The Camel Club" group promptly sets out to investigate and it becomes a race to stop a man who is determined to auction off America to the highest bidder.
On a local level, Annabelle Conroy, a gifted con artist, is out to pull off a major con against a ruthlessly violent casino b...more
This one has two not-really-related plots, one with a small group of con artists ripping off a nasty Atlantic City casino operator, and the main one with Baldacci's Camel Club regrouping to solve a murder leading to a major national security issue.
While the plots don't really relate to each other, one of the characters moves from one to the other and leads to the next book, which unfortunately I read first, earlier thi...more
In Washington D.C. vinden kort na elkaar twee prominente figuren de dood. De een is Robert Bradley, Speaker of Congres, die wordt doodgeschoten tijdens een politieke bijeenkomst. De tweede dode is Jonathan DeHaven. Hij sterft onder mysterieuze omstandigheden op de afdeling Zeldzame Boeken van de Library of Congres, waarvan hij de directeur is.
Op het eerste gezicht hebben de twee gebeurtenissen niets met elkaar te maken. Maar wanneer DeHavens collega Caleb Shaw wordt aangesteld als executeur-te
Far from the politics on Capital Hill, Annabelle Conroy is about to execute the con of...more
This author (not the book) was recommended to me by my mother (an extremely smart and well read person) after I told her I was a Nelson DeMille fan. I picked up this book at the library and found myself quickly skeptical of the formulaic (we're talking Steven Seagal movie characters) "Camel Club" and thin (we're talking Kate Moss in Ethiopia) plot. I thought this might be because I...more
Blurb From Goodreads
In Washington, D.C, where power is everything and too few have too much of it, four highly eccentric men with mysterious pasts call themselves the Camel Club. Their mission: find out what's really going on behind the closed doors of America's leaders.
The assassination of the U.S. Speaker of the House has shaken the nation. And the outrageous iconoclasts of the Camel Club have found a chilling connection with another death: the demise of the director...more
There are two stories here. First there’s a band of grifters who are pulling some clever bank and casino scams. Their last involves forty million dollars and will apparently be resolved in a future book. Somewhere in the middle of this story the grifters meet up with the Came...more
There are two simultaneous plots going on - one of Annabelle and her crew pulling the biggest con in a lifetime and making millions. And another, Caleb Shaw, a member of the Camel Club becoming literary executor of Jonathen Dehaven's book collection, after he dies. What seems to be a natural death, turns out to be much more.
As things start to...more
I like that there i...more
Meanwhile, in Atlantic City, a gifted beautiful con woman assembles a first rate team to pull an incredible and dangerous scam on one of the most dangerous men in the country. She succeeds taking 40 million doll...more
Anyway, I am digging this Camel Club series. I am on the last one and...more
Sadly this will be my one and only visit to this author.
If it is representative of his other works, I can only say that his popularity is baffling. The characters were one dimensional, unbelievable and hinting at but lacking any real depth. The plot line was just barely discernable and the outcom...more
And yet, the pages within the spines of the books collected at libraries everywhere narrate limitless accounts of adventure, knowledge, and conjecture. So perhaps it is far less ironic than it might seem. In fact, one might almost say that a library is a pe...more
David Baldacci has published sixteen novels: Absolute Power, Total Control, The Win...more