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Divine Justice (Camel Club #4)

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Oliver Stone is the most wanted man in America; no, not the maverick filmmaker Oliver Stone but the covert agent whose real name is John Carr. Men in the highest circles of power want him dead, and they want him dead quickly, because he knows too many of their deepest secrets. The members of the secretive Camel Club, on the other hand, not only want him alive; they are wil ...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published November 4th 2008 by Grand Central Publishing
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Laura
Mar 07, 2010 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Una Tiers
Jan 17, 2016 Una Tiers rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While the writing is clear the plot is over convoluted. The protagonist doesn't have a cape, but emerges from most situations on top of the heap. The end was predictable. Nice characters.
Brenda H
Feb 15, 2017 Brenda H rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The fourth book in The Camel Club series by David Baldacci starts out with Oliver on the run after the events in Stone Cold (which I am still bitter over btw). Oliver is on the train heading out of DC when he sees a fellow passenger, Danny, being beaten. Against his better judgement, Oliver comes to the man's aid and ends up getting thrown off of the train in the middle of nowhere Virginia. Low on funds and no where else to be, Oliver accepts Danny's invitation to stay the night in the town of D ...more
Mahoghani 23
Nov 09, 2016 Mahoghani 23 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an adventure between misery and death. Since Oliver chose to take the law into his own hands, he's been sought after by non other than Macklin Hayes, a general Stone served under and he's still holding a grudge against Stone and his actions many years ago.

Stone's on the run and ends up in a town called Divine, West Virgina. Trying to hide here will be the toughest thing to do since there are strange activities going on in the small community. Saving himself from Hayes's grips will be ea
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Trish (trishie7)
Jun 18, 2010 Trish (trishie7) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.

Jeffrey
Nov 10, 2008 Jeffrey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all fans of thrillers especially baldacci fans
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Mangalam Shiva
Oct 01, 2015 Mangalam Shiva rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
EXCELLENT. VERY INTERESTING.
Monie
Jan 01, 2009 Monie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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
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Chuck
Apr 16, 2009 Chuck rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Joe
Sep 07, 2009 Joe rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Huma
Feb 10, 2013 Huma rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: baldacci
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.
Eileen
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.
Evelyn Wilson
Mar 28, 2017 Evelyn Wilson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
#4 I am so glad I began reading David Baldacci's books in order from the beginning.

I do believe there are corrupt prisons also along with our government. It is as simple as knowing someone who worked until he had " arrived " and made what he thought was happy money to the point where he stopped working and became above even his boss. Like Hayes became too big for his britches !
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
Wal.li
Mar 15, 2016 Wal.li rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Divine, Virginia

Seinen Sprung von der Klippe hat John Carr aka Oliver Stone zum Glück unbeschadet überstanden und auch den ersten Häschern ist er knapp entkommen. Doch er steht in Verdacht, Roger Simpson und Carter Gray umgebracht zu haben und nicht nur nahezu der gesamte amerikanische Polizeiapparat ist hinter ihm her. Auch sein alter Feind und Vorgesetzter aus Vietnamkriegszeiten Macklin Hayes hat einen besonders begabten Spürhund auf ihn angesetzt. Als Joe Knox jedoch Witterung aufnimmt, find
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Gil Bradshaw
*CAVEAT: I'M READING OUTSIDE OF MY PREFERRED GENRE*

I can't believe I finished this book. This is the kind of book you read because you are too busy/lazy to go to the bookstore or the library and it's been laying around the house for like two years and you think it's going to be a nice light read.

This book is going straight to goodwill when I'm done.

Blah blah blah, the former war hero kills a prominent but crooked politician---but wait--he's a really good person who happens to fall into several
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Linda Munro
Apr 06, 2015 Linda Munro rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Michelle
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
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Carl Alves
In Divine Justice former government hitman, Oliver Stone, is on the run after assassinating a high profile senator and the CIA director after they betrayed him and cost the life of a friend of his. He winds up in the mining town of Divine, Virginia after helping and befriending Danny, a resident of Divine. When he gets there, he finds a town more prosperous than it should be, but one that is also experiencing an unusual level of murders. While this is going on, Macklin Hayes, a high level spy wh ...more
Peter Brimacombe
Jan 18, 2014 Peter Brimacombe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
JBradford
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
Mormonhermitmom
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
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Anita
Aug 24, 2014 Anita rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
** Spoiler Alert **

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
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Mary
May 20, 2015 Mary rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Rob
Sep 04, 2009 Rob rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jean
Aug 12, 2013 Jean rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jim
Feb 08, 2010 Jim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Swetha
Mar 28, 2013 Swetha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Johnvano
Oct 18, 2010 Johnvano rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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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; one year later ...more
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