But his freedom comes at a steep price: The assassinations he carried out prompt the highest levels of the U.S. government to unleash a massive manhunt. Behind the scenes, master spy Macklin Hayes is playing a very personal game of cat and mouse. He, more than anyone, wants Stone dead.
With their friend and unofficial leader in hiding, the members of the Camel Club risk everything to save him. Now, as the hunters close in, Stone's flight from the demons of his past will take him from the power corridors of Washington, D.C., to the small, isolated coal-mining town of Divine, Virginia-and into a world every bit as lethal as the one he left behind.
©2008 David Baldacci; (P)2008 Hachette Audio
Nicely written. This book tied up loose ends from the previous books and developed nicely the Oliver Stone character. The introduction of some new personalities along with the weaving in of some of the persons from other books was very good in that it added continuity. Great job on writing and on the reader of the audio book.
Excellent descriptive narrative! I could simpathize with the club members predicament. Especially enjoyed getting expanded knowledge and familiarity with the club members.
I was looking forward to the next Camel Club thriller and found this one disappointing, not nearly as entertaining as the previous three. The topic did not fit in with the previous books.
I just finished this sequel. I was on the edge of my seat, I laughed, I cried, I held my breath. What an ending! I highly recommend this great book and I am sorry I am finished with it.
I'm a Cardiac Anesthesiologist with two college aged children. I used 2 check my kid's books for appropriateness & now enjoy those books 2.
Being a West Virginia native I enjoyed the backwoodsy feel. This was a tad below my usual expectations of Mr Baldacci but I still liked the book. He as usual had all the right elements that make him a tremendous author. He could publish his grocery list and I would buy it and probably read it twice.
Actor/director/teacher. Split my time between Beijing and Seattle now. Listen to Audible on the subway and while driving or riding my bike.
There is nothing surprising or truly engaging about this book. It is a formulaic, good guy/bad guy trek through entirely familiar territory. Even the promising setting in an Appalachian coal village is wasted because the author has no particular talent for evoking the landscape of either the country or the culture. Worst of all for a thriller, I simply did not believe most of what happened. Baldacci places his highly skilled warrior in perilous circumstances and then has him drop his guard again and again in ways which are almost laughably inept. I found it a tedious listen.
Fine enough Baldacci yarn; perhaps a bit implausible but suspension of disbelief is part and parcel of suspense thriller fiction. What is NOT a part of it is spoon-feeding the listener by dropping an inordinate number of distracting sound effects (I know what a gun firing is supposed to sound like). McLarty delivers a more than fine enough performance--I'd like to hear his voice and not a ton of gun shots drowning him out.
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