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Divine Justice (Camel Club #4)

4.14 of 5 stars 4.14  ·  rating details  ·  28,863 ratings  ·  1,090 reviews
Following the success of The Camel Club, The Collectors and Stone Cold comes the next thrilling novel featuring Oliver Stone and his friends
Paperback, 408 pages
Published 2009 by Pan Macmillan (first published November 4th 2008)
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Ok, this is my first Baldacci, and I know this is part of a series, but stop me if you've heard this one: a former spy/cop/assassin is on the run after getting vengeance on the people who killed his wife/child/parent/partner and finds himself mixed up with a child/woman/town who needs protection from the local drug dealers/gang bangers/corrupt officials. Needless to say, this is definitely a genre piece. However, I can’t really fault it, even with the absurd Appalachian setting. It was an entert ...more
Nov 14, 2008 Jeffrey rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all fans of thrillers especially baldacci fans
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As payback for their dirty deeds, Camel Club member "Oliver Stone", murders a US Senator and an Intelligence Chief and has no choice but to flee Washington DC. On the train ride out of town he intervenes in a 3-on-1 fight and saves Danny Riker from getting pummeled. Now kicked off the train and no where near his destination Oliver has no alternative but to join Danny on his return trip to the tiny town of Divine, Virginia.

Oliver only intends to see Danny home, earn a few traveling dollars and hi
I thought that Baldacci had ended the Camel Cdlub series and was delighted to see he hadn't.

This is the aftermath of Oliver killing the the two men who'd ruined his life and killed his wife and daughter, as well as Camel Club Milton Farbe, who is mourned and missed.

He's decided to go on the run so his Camel Club friends aren't implicated in any wrong doing. He flees south on a train, hoping to make it to New Orleans, where he hopes to lose himself in the chaos of a rebuilding city.

He never makes
Linda Munro
This is the Fourth in David Baldacci’s Camel Club series. In the first book we met the four members of the Camel Club, a group of senior citizens who meet to discuss the U.S. government and conspiracy theories; Oliver Stone, the name taken by a man once known as the best American Assassin John Carr, due to Stone’s (the real Oliver Stone) conspiracy theory based movies and the unofficial leader of the group; Reuben Rhodes, a former employee of the Defense Intelligence Agency and presently a dock ...more
Trish (trishie7)
David Baldacci is one of my fave authors and this is on my fave series especially with the addtion of Annabelle.

The story like was good and gripping, hooked you from the start to the end. You wonder what luck Oliver has going into a small town with this mysterious happenings going on.

I like the new friend he made, Joe Knox, and glad to see Harry Finn return also.

Over all, a really good suspsenseful read to the end.

Fans will not be dissapointed.

Very entertaining and fast paced book. Easy to read, almost like watching a good movie. The characters are well developed, although reading the first few books of this short series first would probably make it even more enjoyable. Moderately predictable, and at times far-fetched, but still entertaining and a nice book to read over the holiday break.
Baldacci continues to amaze me with all these plots complemented by his superb writing. A chase for Carr, a super-max prison, a prison break...this book came pretty loaded. Like always, all the characters had depth in their back stories and were not merely cardboard caricatures.
Sarah Smith
I gave this novel 5 stars, but it was so UTTERLY ENTHRALLING and TOTALY FANTASTIC from beginning to end that I would have given it 10 stars if I could have done so. David Baldacci truly outdid himself and soared to new heights by writing of DIVINE JUSTICE. While I did not think the writing style or the language that he chose to use throughout this novel was as pristine and elegant as the writing style and language that he used to construct either THE SIMPLE TRUTH or THE CAMEL CLUB, I felt that D ...more
This was the 4th book of the series. I didn't like it as much because the Camel Club wasn't in it much. It was about Oliver Stone on the run and what he gets mixed up in a little town.
This is the 4th book in the Camel Club series and I haven't read any others but the book stands on its own and I didn't feel I was missing anything. I'm all for conspiracy theories and exaggerated miracles but this one went a little too far. I mean sure there are corrupt officials and drug smugglers and a whole town rocked by violence and no one knows till the hero lands up and says something is fishy. I wasn't bored but towards the end I just wanted it to end. Too sappy and far fetched. DB has ...more
This apparently one of a series of books about the Camel Club. I don't remember reading any of them, but found it easy to follow the story.
A man using the alias of "Oliver Stone" appears to have murdered two people who were high up in
the U.S. government. He is now on the run trying to save his life. He has so many adventures along the way and ends up in a rural coal town that seems to have a lot of money floating around.
Reading the book, it is a little hard to figure out who a "good guy" a
Not a bad read. Towards the last 100 pages the book was suspenseful and couldn't wait to finish it. But I also felt that it dragged a bit. I understand all the issues in the book needed closure and it was done. But it could have been done with a bit less fluff and emotions (esp. coming from guys who are CIA and secret service agents).

A brief summary of the story:
Oliver Stone (his real name John Carr) is on the run, hiding from the United States Government for killing two government officials,
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This may be my favorite Camel Club book so far! It was really interesting seeing the Camel club divided and then slowly following the series of events that brought them back together.

At first I didn't think I was going to enjoy the story with Oliver Stone out on his own; however, from the very beginning of this book that became such a compelling story! It truly revealed what a big heart he has and what a sense of justice he possesses. He very well could have ignored Danny's p
We’re told in this book that this is the end of the fascinating group of misfits that constitutes the Camel Club, and it certainly seems that way: Stone performs his last two assassinations, and these very definitely are not sanctioned by the government, and then takes off, leaving his friends to fend for themselves – and to answer the questions when the federal investigators come, around. Stone simply cannot keep out of trouble, however – he sees a very young man being be upon by three hooligan ...more
Peter Brimacombe
Oliver Stone is the hero of a thrilling action adventure. The first chapter puts Oliver Stone in Virginia where he uses his cover as a dumb itinerant working for Leroy a local man who sells firewood. Oliver Stone is running and his story is revealed in the course of his running. Joe Knox is chasing him. Joe Knox reports to Macklin Hayes who appears as both aloof and demanding. Oliver's friends Annabelle, Alex Ford, Caleb Shaw and Reuben Rhodes meet to look for him but Alex Ford cannot help them ...more
Stephen Clynes
Follow Oliver Stone in another adventure. This time he is being hunted for the two murders he committed. divine justice is another Camel Club novel, this time set in Divine, a small mining town in Virginia. This book continues the brand but it can be read as a standalone novel as there is loads of back story about Oliver.

You start reading divine justice and you wonder, why has Oliver stumbled across this or that? It is because that detail will be used later in this story. There are a small cast
The 4th Camel Club book continues the excitement of this fabulous series. Baldacci is a master of story-telling, building another complex yarn in the adventures of former CIA Triple-Six assassin John Carr, aka Oliver Stone. The Club lost one of its members in a gunfight in book 3 and Stone avenges the murders of his family, putting him on the run as book 4 begins. His goal for starting a new life is interrupted when he intervenes in a fight aboard Amtrak, probably saving the life of the victim. ...more
Known by his alias, "Oliver Stone," John Carr is the most wanted man in America. With two pulls of the trigger, the men who hid the truth of Stone's past and kept him in the shadows were finally silenced. But Stone's freedom has come at a steep price; the assassinations he carried out have prompted the highest levels of the United States Government to unleash a massive manhunt. Joe Knox is leading the charge, but his superiors aren't telling him everything there is to know about his quarry-and t ...more
I'll be surprised if some Hollywood producer doesn't make a movie out of this one. there is actually a book that comes before this, don't know that title, but this story can stand on it's own.

John Carr, aka "Oliver Stone", assassinates two important U.S. government officials who orchestrated the murder of his wife and daughter. After years of doing such "work" professionally for the CIA, he wants out once and for all. Now on the run, with the alias "Ben", he gets mixed up with the seedy underwo
It's very refreshing to come across a novel that does not portray the Vietnam vet as a trigger-happy, murderous psychopath. In this book by David Baldacci, John Carr, aka Oliver Stone, was an elite member of a secret CIA group that specializes in assassination. He was also a war hero who was denied the Congressional Medal of Honor because he refused to carry out an order from one of his commanding officers. This is also the fourth novel about the Camel Club that he heads and continues from the p ...more
Last week I had to travel by train from my home in the Midlands to Llandudno for a job interview. The morning of my departure I downloaded Divine Justice, so I would have something to read on my journey, in case I got bored with the other book I was reading. (Which I did - it really wasn't the kind of day where I wanted to be reading political commentary all day!). I would say it was a good reading day, as I managed to read all of Divine Justice in the 8 hr journey there & back!

If you have n
Well, I never knew this was the last book of a Series!!! Much to my surprise I never once felt in the whole read that It was a continuation to some other books.thats the sole reason I have given this book a 5 star. I am not really into Crime genre, having only read Millennium Series twice. On an impulse I picked this book from a colleague and started to read rather un-interestedly on my long journey to office. First few chapters I don't really felt like reading mind that I am not at all into Cri ...more
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My second audio, and I am still in love with the format. For my second foray into this format, Divine Justice was a free download from Audible when I downloaded the app to my phone. It is not my typical choice of reading, but I like to occasionally read a good political thriller. I have never read anything by David Baldacci, but given how popular he is, I figured it was a safe choice. I was not wrong.

As with any audio, the choice of narrator is important. Mr. McLarty was perfect. He sounded a bi
Luffy Monkey D.
This series has been nothing short of brilliant till now but I half wish that Divine Justice had been the last. The reason for that is that there is such a happy ending, a perfect way to finish Oliver Stone's story. But I know there's a fifth book. And I do know that Oliver is going to suffer in all manners of imaginative ways. The author is going to make sure that is on the cards. But this book was a roller coaster in terms of storytelling. It was good to see the new members of the Camel Club ...more
This is the 4th book in Baldacci's Camel Club series and one thing I especially like about his writing is he does not rehash past story-lines. If you missed a critical part of previous book that ties into the current book you need to read the last book. So many authors find it necessary to rehash pertinent points from past books that you lose the thread of the current story and get bored reading the same thing over and over again just to get a small piece of new information. Divine Justice ties ...more
John Carr, "Oliver Stone", has assassinated the two men who were responsible for the death of his daughter and for destroying his life and keeping him in the shadows. Now he is on the run. He wants to be sure that his friends can honestly claim they knew nothing about the murders or his whereabouts. CIA investigator Joe Knox is assigned to track him down. As he gets further into the investigation, he starts to question the motives of his boss. In the meantime, Knox has questioned Stone's friends ...more
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David Baldacci creativity is beyond reproach!

He is devious with smoke and mirrors and twists and turns!

In Devine Justice there was never a boring moment and author Baldacci’s writing kept me turning pages. Those who following the Oliver Stone series won’t be disappointed!

Oliver Stone finally comes face-to-face with the men who murdered his family and who forced him into hiding and justice is finally realized for Oliver Stone. Ron McLarty’s storytelling not only made the characters come to life,
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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)
  • Stone Cold (Camel Club, #3)
  • Hell's Corner (Camel Club, #5)

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