Hell's Corner by David Baldacci. Grand Central Publishing, 2010. (Published November 9)
Hell's Corner is the fifth and most recent installment in David Baldacci's Camel Club series. This is one of my favorite series, and Baldacci does not disappoint. Hell's Corner finds Oliver Stone being recruited by the President to help defeat the Russian drug cartel. Before he has the opportunity to start this mission, he is witness to an explosion at Lafayette Park, which is right across from the White House. Stone quickly becomes involved in the investigation and is partnered with Mary Chapman, an agent from MI6.
The only disappointing aspect of this book is how small the role of the actual Camel Club is. Though all players make an appearance, their scenes are mostly short. Oliver Stone and Mary Chapman play the leading roles here. Chapman is a good character though and should be considered a new honorary member of the Club.
Talk about a thriller. I did not want to put this book down. If I had been sitting in a chair with arms, I would have been gripping them. There are the typical twists and turns, but I never saw the next step coming. I love a book where I don't have it all figured out before the characters do. Everything about the plot made sense. Baldacci has succeeded in weaving another wonderful story that will have you wanting more.
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