Divine Justice by David Baldacci. Grand Central Publishing (2008).
[release date: November 4, 2008]
I have to admit, I'm a bit of a snob about what I call "mass market authors"--those that churn out one or two books a year, typically in a series. Baldacci, however, defied my stereotype. Divine Justice, the newest entry in the Camel Club series, is well-written with solid characters and an interesting plot. Oliver Stone is a former government assassin on the run. Trouble always seems to follow him even as he retreats into rural America. You can tell he is a good man at heart and that makes you root for him. His ragtag group of friends are all equally likable and also mysterious. How did this group come together? Unlike the James Patterson book I just read, I think I would have benefited from reading the previous Camel Club books first. I definitely plan to go back them now. I was up late into the night trying to finish this gripping tale. If you are a David Baldacci fan, you will not be disappointed by Divine Justice. If you are a mystery fan who has yet to discover David Baldacci, you should pick up one of his books right now.