Stone Cold (Camel Club, #3)
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The Camel Club, last seen in The Collectors, has reconvened. Honorary member Annabelle Conroy is on the run after pulling off a $40 million heist, but it's not the feds she's avoiding; it's the psychotic casino owner she swindled. Quite understandably, her safety preoccupies Camel members until another crisis pops into view: The son of a murdered traitor is on the loose, a...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published November 6th 2007 by Grand Central Publishing (first published January 1st 2007)
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Toni Osborne
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...more
Mark
Mar 06, 2014 Mark rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  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...more
Barry
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...more
Lee Battersby
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.

Keith
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.
Jill Ibsen
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!!!
Dánae

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...more
Sharon
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...more
hllf
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...more
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...more
Kelly
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...more
Thom Swennes
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
Michelle
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.
Gina
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...more
Iris
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.
Kay
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.
Betty
Excellent book! The short chapters keeps your saying just one more before lights out - 10 chapters later you are still reading. I am going back to read the first book in the series before I read the last two. Great writer, keeps reader locked into the story and the characters.
Gail Stewart rumsey
I am still very fond of the Camel Club and enjoyed this book very much. I did hate the fact that a main character died. I never like when that happens (I still have not forgiven Preston/Childs for the death of Willam Smithback many years ago). On to the next in the series.
Lynn
Having skipped the second in the series, I felt I had missed something, but I will be going back to read it.
I got confused with the voice of Gray, as it changed during the story. Perhaps he used different voices in different situations on purpose, but I did not pick up on it until after the introduction of Paddy with his Irish accent. Then Gray had an accent! Then I listened to his voice more carefully, and sometimes it was accented more heavily than at other times.
The connection of having Bag...more
Richard
Another great read from Baldacci and the Camel Club series. I enjoyed the 2nd book that much that I went straight into this one, the 3rd. I gave the previous book 5* and this is no different. The pace is relentless with conspiracy, murders, underhand dealing by the CIA and the odd politician all up against the 'good guys' who try and uncover ruthless plotting that had occurred in the pre-Gorbachev days of the old Soviet Union. There are other sub-plots running alongside and occasionally intertwi...more
Marsha
I really enjoy this series about the unconventional characters who make up the camel club. This time the threat to the group is more personl. More would be telling.
Luffy Monkey D.
Yes! He's dead! Finally. This book started well, picked up pace, and ended breathlessly. I am so glad to have read this book in the state of mind that I did. Sometimes a good book is wasted because of the wrong disposition of the reader, but I devoured Stone Cold (vague title, by the way) like it was my last book. The best aspects of this book are spoiler laden. Let me just say that when Baldacci kills off characters he makes them count. I'm beginning to think that this author is totally compat...more
Abhinav Neelam
It's been while since I've read a book like this, and by that I mean books that are short on description, high on dialogue, very fast paced with a lot of action, usually (but not necessarily) intricately plotted, politically charged, and full of stolid, near superhuman heroes. I used to read a lot of Ludlum, and David Baldacci's what you could call a wittier, less gritty version of Ludlum. There's the complex plotting, there's the frenetic action and there's the superhuman hero (in Oliver Stone)...more
Troy Jeffcoat
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Robert Laird
Topical thrillers like Stone Cold are not normally on my reading queue, but a friend recommended I read a David Baldacci book (so I could get a sense on what she liked to read). I'm pretty sure I've read a Baldacci book before, but it has been many years.

In this case, I picked 'Stone Cold' only because of the good reviews it had. It was easy to see it was the 3rd in a series (The Camel Club), but how well an author makes it easy to invest yourself into a series without having to start with book...more
Chad Sayban
The Camel Club has earned themselves some formidable enemies, but now things are getting much more personal. Men from Oliver Stone’s past are turning up dead and now Stone is being hunted by an invisible killer. Meanwhile, honorary member Annabelle Conroy is being hunted by Jerry Bagger – who murdered her mother and she stole forth million dollars from. With lethal threats on two fronts, the Camel Club will have to use every trick they have just to stay alive long enough to learn the secrets nob...more
Donna
Great book, unfortunately I've gone in to reading the third camel club book without knowing about 1&2, but would definitely like to know more of the history of Oliver Stone/John Carr so will be back-ordering from the library (yes I'm a skinflint, but I like to think or myself as environmentally conscious, saving trees)!

The multi-plot action keeps you engrossed and although the outcome is predictable getting there is enjoyable. The first plot involves an 'ex' navy SEAL who works with Homeland...more
Alex Gherzo
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Carl
Apr 08, 2012 Carl rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mystery/ Suspense fans
In "Stone Cold," David Baldacci gives the reader one of his best books to date! He does an amazing job of weaving a complex series of sub plots, which are all intertwined around our fearless group of heroes called the Camel Club. Baldacci masterfully builds multiple settings and additionally creates a group of interesting and complex characters about whom the reader actually cares. In many ways, this third book in the series is almost a continuation of the second book, "The Collectors." Here in...more
Kari Coleman
David Baldacci is one of those authors that I have been meaning to pick up for quite a while, but always seem to end up reading something else. I was looking through our work library the other day and happened upon one of his books. So, I quickly picked it up and carried it to my desk. I usually try to find the first book that an author has written so that I don't miss any character development, but this time, I just decided to jump in wherever the book took me. Although this book does pick up i...more
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