Hell's Corner (Camel Club #5)
An attack on the heart of power . . .
In sight of the White House . . .
At a place known as . . .
John Carr, aka Oliver Stone-once the most skilled assassin his country ever had-stands in Lafayette Park in front of the White House, perhaps for the last ...more
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Stone is standing outside in Lafayette park, outside of the White House, enjoying his last night before he heads out of the country. High dignitaries are heading to their cars after being wined and dined at a dinner honoring the Bri ...more
Amé este libro, esta última entrega de una de las mejores sagas de intriga que leí. Voy a extrañar tanto a Oliver Stone, Caleb Shaw, Milton Farb, Harry Finn, Joe Knox, Annabelle Conroy, Reuben Rhodes y Alex Ford... En este tomo me encontré con un caso complejísimo, que deja totalmente perdidos tanto a los lectores como a los personajes. En donde nada es lo que parece y nadie puede confiar en nadie. Tiene una resolución sorprendente, un final en el qu ...more
Camel Club Series #5
November 9, 2010 - Grand Central Publishing - Hardcover, 448 pages
You will not be able to put this book down
Oliver Stone has led so many lives he lost count. For all the losses he has suffered there has been the gain in his friends and cohorts known as the Camel Club. A group of people that are as different they come together and make one large, right group. They solve crimes, take care of each other and never fail to have one ...more
Up to this point, I've only read the first book in Baldacci's Camel Club series and if I remember correctly I was particularly overwhelmed by it. The plot of Hell's Corner intrigued me enough to ignore the fact I was going to enc ...more
With this read, I have read all 20 Baldacci novels. Like many other authors of today, a once good writer has turned into a book mill. Baldacci has become more Patterson-like with each book producing formula reads instead of stories.
Hell's Corner is set in Washington and cente ...more
Oliver Stone (aka - John Carr), an aging ex-special operative of a defunct group once know as the 'Triple-six', is called-up to serve his country once more. This time he is being beckoned by the president himself and his mission... well, he never actually gets to his mission, so that really doesn't matter. Another crisis takes precedent, a bombing and automatic rounds being fired in Lafayette Park across from the White House. His Camel Club pals (r ...more
Oliver Stone (aka John Carr), lives simply, as a caretaker of a cemetery, but is called back to duty with the government when a bomb goes off in Lafayette Park in Washington DC (Hell's Corner). British agent, Mary Chapman, becomes his partner and the members of the Camel Club join the team.
Intriguing story of political mischief where the government agencies don't communicate ...more
I have really enjoyed reading most of Baldacci’s Camel Club series, including The Collectors, Stone Cold, Divine Justice and The Whole Truth. The eclectic cast of characters with Oliver Stone at the center keeps the reader captivated by their research, planning the next dangerous move and their relationship twists and turns. In this book, there is a disaster and huge security threat when a bomb goes off in the root of a tree in Lafayette Park across from he White House. ...more
I did enjoy this book, but personally, with Ol ...more
In many ways, the book is predictable - there are the usual list of characters, including the members of his Camel club - his closest friends that he trusts completely. There is a Br ...more
Anyway: This book starts out relatively straightforward: A bomb has gone off in the park across the street from the White House. Former... oh, right spoilers... um.. tough guy Oliver Stone is recruited to investigate what happened, partially because he's a good detective type and partially because he was there when ...more
I think I've read one of Baldacci's Camel Club novels before, a ...more
If I could give half stars this book would be a 4.5 stars, it was that good. David Baldacci's writing and Camel Club characters have come a long way since the mid-2000s and "The Camel Club" first book. "Hell's Corner" had so many twists and turns that it almost felt like too much at times and I just wanted it to slow down a little bit to let me catch my breath. Even so, I was probably more excited to get in my car for my daily commute and listening to the next dis ...more
I liked that I didn't have to write down every charatcter to remember who was who. He incorporated his characters one by one so I felt like I got to know them before a multitude descended. I li ...more
Add that the plot is impossible to believe and the author has no idea how to build suspense.
"Oliver Stone was counting seconds, an exercise that had always calmed him. And he needed to be calm. He was meeting with someone tonight. Someone very important. And Stone didn't quite know how it was going to go. He did know one thing for certain. He was not going to run. He was through running. [...]"
This is how HELL'S CORNER of D. Baldacci takes off with a flying start. Yet from the first chapter, we have a lot of questions: Who is Oliver Stone? What is he going to do? He is not going to ass...more