A shallow over dramatic and unrealistic story which has potential but seems to be written for the money.
Baldaccis' talent as a story teller is there but this is a rough draft at best. Don't waste your time.
The main suspense in this book was how often the narrator was going to tell the listener how suspenseful and scary the action was. Baldacci never really gets the listener/reader engaged in the question of why he or she should care what is going on. He tells you it is exciting, but never shows the excitement.
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This is almost as bad as Wish You Well, no it is even worse. I loved the Camel Club series until now. This is a major disappointment and a pitiful rendering by Mr. Baldacci. I had to give up after trying to press through this book thinking it would get better. Could not endure to the end. Wish I could get my credit back on this one and use if for another PT Dueterman, Michael Connelly or Nelson DeMille book.
Though I've loved some of the earlier books in this series ( I gave 5 stars to Divine Justice) this book was a rehash of several of the previous Camel Club novels. The use of sound effects, however, is childish and unnecessary. They occassionally, especially early in the book, can make it difficult to hear the narration, which is very good. Because there are so many strong female characters the producers employed a woman to read the female parts, and it made for a quicker grasp of the action as the book is read.
This was a good read, not as fast paced as some of the previous works, but suspenseful. I was absolutely captivated by the way we were led to believe, then smashed over the head with the utter disbelief that we swallowed yet another red herring hook, line, and sinker. I heartily enjoyed listening and the book reader was great. I am a fan and will stay a fan of these works. I enjoy them in audio and written format equally as well.
Always a fan of "The Camel Club", I expected a good read. This is better than that. It has you hanging on every word and sad when you hear the last sentance, because it is over. Very, very, well done.
The author presents more of the same from the characters. I will say that the plot was fairly innovative and contained a few surpises. My biggest complaint is there really isn't anything new....same old moves, outcomes, etc. If you havent read any of the previous camel club novels, this would be a decent on to start with though.