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Hell's Corner

(Camel Club #5)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  27,547 ratings  ·  1,719 reviews
Wanneer een bom in het hart van Washington D.C. tot ontploffing komt, lijkt in eerste instantie alles te wijzen op een aanslag op de Britse premier. Op het moment dat de bom afging, verliet hij net per limousine het Witte Huis. De autoriteiten zijn er dan ook van overtuigd met een mislukte terroristische aanslag te maken te hebben. Om te helpen bij het onderzoek stuurt de ...more
Paperback, 640 pages
Published April 19th 2018 by Pan Books (first published November 9th 2010)
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Sheyla ✎

“Everyone has choices. You make them and then you live with the consequences.”

I hope this is not the end of The Camel Club. I'm invested in these characters and I want to know what is next for them.

Hell's Corner begins with a bang. B.O.O.M. Literally!

A stroll through Lafayette Park for Oliver Stone will prove to be more than a headache for him. A bomb has been detonated so close to the White House in spite of all the security surrounding the place. At first, it looks like a terrorist attack t
Johnny Williams
Oh my David -- I long for the days gone by when you really dug deep for your clues -- and drove mystery and intrigue from carefully deposited hints and facts -- etc-- But this one seems so convenient-- Whatever you need --you just write it in-- without allowing us to find the foreshadowing you used to expertly weave into the storytelling-- that made them believable-- In this one although half of Washington lie dead in the path of Oliver-- The villain was not only impossible to imagine but her pa ...more
Apr 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hell’s Corner is my first novel by one of the reigning American authors, David Baldacci. I decided to read his novels as I was trying to get out of my usual reading routine - and by “my usual routine” I mean, novels written by John Grisham and Sidney Sheldon. I was surprised that I am happy to get out habitual reading routine and tried Baldacci’s novel. And from this day forward, I’ll be collecting David Baldacci’s works.

David Baldacci’s works include the famous novel (and his very first publish
Aug 23, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I have liked the other Baldacci books about the Camel Club, but this one was one too many. For one thing, I couldn’t think of a single reason the president of the United States would call on Oliver Stone to stop the Russians from taking over the Mexican drug trade. Was there no one in the CIA, NSA, or FBI who would be better prepared to do this than an aging assassin? Not to worry, before he can get started on that assignment, there is an assassination attempt on the British PM and he must help ...more
Vignesh Ashok Kumar
Rating - 10/10(Masterpiece) - A web of complicated plots, love!

After finishing up the fourth book in the series, I thought it was a good ending to the series. After seeing the fifth book, one would have raised a question - Why the hell would there be a fifth book? Well, I thought I would be disappointed. But to my surprise this book was fantastic and one of the must reads of this series even if the payoffs for the series was a little weak.

The plot revolves around the bombing around the Lafayet
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hell's Corner, David Baldacci's #5 of the Camel Club Series. This was so well written and such interesting character development. I really loved it. Great read.

Second Read: I'd forgotton some of the story, so listening to it again was very exciting. There is an attack on the heart at the White House. At a place called Hell's Corner. John Carr a.k.a. 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 time.
Nov 10, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oliver Stone is recruited by the President of the United States to help serve his country on a top secret mission. In exchange for his services, Stone will never have to worry about the government knocking on his door again. The offer is too good for Stone to refuse.

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
Dec 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: thriller fans
Although the ending was for the birds, up to the very last few pages this book was prime thriller material and kept me completely engrossed.
Franco  Santos
Nov 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh... Ya se terminó el Camel Club para mí. :-(

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
Jul 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very good read and excellent addition to the Camel Club series. "Oliver Stone" is witness to a bomb going off late at night in Lafayette Park - who was behind this explosion, who were the other people in the park and what exactly were they doing there late at night! Lots of action, twists and turns, some red herrings and some surprises. I enjoyed this book and the whole series and highly recommend it to anyone that likes the "spy world"!

From the blurb: n attack on the heart of power . . .

In si
Mary Gramlich
Nov 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Camel Club Series #5
David Baldacci
November 9, 2010 - Grand Central Publishing - Hardcover, 448 pages
ISBN-13: 9780446195522

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
Brenda H
Feb 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the fifth book in the Camel Club series by David Baldacci. I listened to this on audiobook and, I have to say, it took a bit of concentration due to the complexity of the storyline.

A bomb goes off in Lafayette Park - directly across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House. Because of the location of the park, the jurisdictional challenges are enormous with the Secret Service, Homeland Security, the Park Service and the FBI as well as the DC Police all responsible for different pieces of
Mahoghani 23
Washington is Babylon! You can't trust anyone, taking a life is just an ordinary every day occurrence. For Oliver Stone, the people of Washington (politics) are truly evil. Hell's Corner takes you through the woods to grandma's house, past Jack the Ripper, dine with Hannibal Lecter, vacation with Jeffrey Dahmer and sleep with Ted Buddy. No one is whom they appear to be. Everyone has their own agenda and all the federal agencies are not sharing what they know amongst each other.

Oliver Stone has
Mark Bennett
Another in the Camel Club series that are now typical Baldacci. His first books, "Absolute Power" & "Total Control" were great books. Later books, such as "The Winner", "Saving Faith" and "Wish You Well" were very good.

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
**This is the 5th book in the Camel Club series after The Camel Club, The Collectors, Stone Cold, and Divine Justice. **


In area of DC called Hell's Corner, Oliver Stone aka John Carr takes in the sights for what he believes will be his last time. The President has asked Carr/Stone to take on a mission of national importance, one that he is uniquely qualified to do as he was once this countries top assassins. He agrees without reservation. Something he agreed to at the end of Divine J
Neil Hanson
Nov 14, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Well, a big disappointment. I loved the first 3 in the Camel Club series, and I love the Oliver Stone / John Carr character, but this one was a big letdown. It just didn't feel like the author's heart was in it. Loose ends coming together in ways so implausible it made me want to stop several times. The "cliche" factor was incredibly high in this one, to the point where it was impossible to really identify with any of the characters. I need characters that are plausible and believable enough to ...more
Sep 28, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spy, abandoned
This is the first book I've deliberately abandoned. The dialogue is absolutely atrocious! The author uses one of the characters to tell us what is happening, which makes the dialogue unnatural and boring. The characters also sound like archetypes rather than natural characters, and its all because of the dialogue.

Add that the plot is impossible to believe and the author has no idea how to build suspense.
mhm. naja.
Feb 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A bit long with complicated plots. Still, a good read if you enjoy conspiracy adventures. 7 of 10 stars
May 22, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm in the middle of this one. The Camel Club is my favorite of David Baldacci's series because of its misfit crew led by a homeless vet who lives in a cemetery a little north of Georgetown. It is also propitious as I have been working a 1/2 block from Hell's Corner which is actually Lafayette Park across from the white house. Lately I have been thinking that Baldacci should add a DC contract attorney to his ragtag group of ragamuffins. During periods between jobs I have worked as a contract att ...more
Apr 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star-books
A 5-star rating for a book writen by an author whose name is genrally larger than the title on teh dust cover? Yeah, I was shocked too! I am a big fan of David Baldacci and regularly give his books 4-star ratings. But 5? This one was, for me, a hit out of the ball park!

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
Jul 19, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Bombings, assassinations, and espionage - oh my!

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
Debbie Evancic
Nov 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have never read a David Baldacci novel and was not disappointed. I definitely need to read more of the Camel Club novels.

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
CAMEL CLUB #5... GOTTA LOVE STONE! CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF HIM! CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF THIS SERIES! Start with the first book. This series is dynamite!
Benjamin Thomas
When Oliver Stone (John Carr) is summoned before the US president for a mission involving Mexican drug trafficking he has no idea that mission is about to be derailed by a bomb exploding in Lafayette Park, right in front of the White House at the same time the British Prime Minister was scheduled to be walking through it. The chase is on and Oliver must team up with new associates as well as the familiar Camel Club members in a high stakes game of cat and mouse.

The final Camel Club novel (at le
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Baldacci has written so many terrific books that one might think he couldn't come up with something novel and interesting. NOT SO! The Camel Club series and the Oliver Stone character do not know how to be dull or boring. Action packed, and with twists and turns, and never knowing what might happen next, the book keeps the reader's interest to the very last page.

While Hell's Corner is not a brand new book, I had not read it, so being a fan of Baldacci, I did not hesitate to jump in and start rea
kartik narayanan
Read the review of the entire Camel Club series at my my blog

Hell's Corner is easily the best book in the Camel Club series. It has a great plot involving intrigue and espionage along with an excellent villain.

Like other books by Baldacci, this is fast paced and easy to read. It has a great set of returning characters plus new ones, as with every installment in this series.
Charles H. Delaware
Another great book

Great read. Honors the Camel Club.I hungry for more.

Don’t miss this one!

What more can I say. Thank you very much.
Art Ellsworth
Aug 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a great book, and a great series! This is the last book in the Camel Club series to date, but it can't end here, Baldacci needs to keep this series going!
Laurie Way
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great final edition in this series! Back in the game, Oliver Stone met his greatest adversary yet! I have loved this series from David Baldacci!
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David Baldacci has been writing since childhood, when his mother gave him a lined notebook in which to write down his stories. (Much later, when David thanked her for being the spark that ignited his writing career, she revealed that she’d given him the notebook to keep him quiet, "because every mom needs a break now and then.”) He published his first novel, Absolute Power, in 1996; it was subsequ ...more

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)
  • Divine Justice (Camel Club, #4)
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