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Hell's Corner (Camel Club Series #5)

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27 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

an exciting action-packed tale

American President James Brennan informs retired CIA assassin Stone that his country needs his unique skills. Stone says he is John Carr and not Oliver Stone, American killer; he wants to refuse, but cannot. The Russian control the illegal drug pipelines in both hemis...
American President James Brennan informs retired CIA assassin Stone that his country needs his unique skills. Stone says he is John Carr and not Oliver Stone, American killer; he wants to refuse, but cannot. The Russian control the illegal drug pipelines in both hemispheres and their government is involved in the lucrative trade as they see it as a means back to the top tier of superpowers. Stone tells POTUS that this is his penitence from their last endeavor together when he rejected the Medal of Honor. The impossible assignment is to learn all he can about the trafficking through Mexico and what can be done to disrupt it.

Afterward, Stone is in Lafayette Park, across from the White House, when the British prime minister leaves only to have a terrorist attack occur. Stone's mission changes to identify who is behind the assault as allegedly the Russian drug cartels are the prime suspects. His partner is British MI6 agent Mary Chapman. They need help as the enemy remains elusive, but neither trusts their own agency any longer as a traitor seems to have infiltrated either the CIA, MI6 or both. Instead Stone reluctantly turns to Camel Club associates as he knows Shaw, Rhodes, Conroy, Ford and Finn has hit back and that they will never stay out of this dangerous inquiry anyway.

The latest Camel Club thriller (see Divine Justice and Stone Cold) is an exciting action-packed tale that grips the audience from the initial meeting between Brennan and Stone. Though the story line is similar to many in the genre, fans will want to know who was behind the bombing. Filled with twists and fast-paced, Stone and the camel Club will soon find themselves trapped in aptly titled Hell's Corner with no way out except death.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on October 1, 2010

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14 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

eBook pricing encourages public library

I don't mean to single out Baldacci and should post this on all the books I won't buy!

I have been Nook'n since January (when new releases were 9.99) and watch the book prices continue to creep up.

I won't be adding this to my e-Library but borrowing it from the r...
I don't mean to single out Baldacci and should post this on all the books I won't buy!

I have been Nook'n since January (when new releases were 9.99) and watch the book prices continue to creep up.

I won't be adding this to my e-Library but borrowing it from the real library instead

posted by MNBones on November 10, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2011

    There's fiction, then there is the absurd.

    I've read many of the author's previous books including all of the Camel Club series, and have enjoyed them all. Hell's Corner, the latest in the series takes fiction to, and over the edge, into the realm of the absurd. Oliver Stone and some of his intrepid "Club" members, along with help from new characters, are hot on the trail of terrorists who in part, have developed a new and lethal (believable?) technology to outfox the good guys. What these terrorists also have is the power of omnipotence. They always are one or more steps of our heros, thwarting them at every turn with red herrings, dead witnesses, etc. And they disappear into thin air. It started to remind me of a comedy sketch where the comedians are trying to outdo each other with even more grandiose gags, except there were over 400 pages to get through. I'll look forward to picking up other books by Mr. Baldacci, but this one was a disappointment to read.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 14, 2011

    Disappointment!

    I have loved the previous Camel Club books, but I'm having a hard time staying with this one. Stone appears to be getting younger in each book. Supposedly, he served in Viet Nam, which would make him in his sixties (which, I believe he was in the earlier books), but he is now attracting women in their 30's? I don't buy it. I'm more than half way thru the book and they still don't have a clue what is going on. The other Camel Club members are peripheral and hardly appear at all. In fact, at this point, they don't even need to be in the book at all. I'm not sure that I will finish this book. Does it get better? A BIG DISAPPOINTMENT!

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  • Posted January 3, 2011

    A disappointment.....

    I enjoy reading this series and his books in general. Actually, I have never been disappointed to date and I have read them all. This book is just boring and a bit to predictable at the end. I never really wanted to finish the book. I hope for better work in the future with this series.

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  • Posted November 15, 2010

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    Disappointed in David

    Early David Baldacci novels should be collector's items, because that's when he wrote his best stories. This one, Hell's Corner, is just too convoluted to make much sense. I realize that the lower starred reviews are about the pricing of the E-books, but this one is about the book itself. I hope that the Camel Club has seen its last.
    Now why doesn't BN do something about the abuse of its review process with these e-book "reviews?"

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