Oliver Stone and the Camel Club return in #1 bestselling author David Baldacci's most stunning adventure yet.
An attack on the heart of power . . .
In sight of the White House . . .
At a place known as . . .
John Carr, aka Oliver Stone-once the most skilled assassin his country ever had-stands in Lafayette Park in front of the White House, perhaps for the last time. The president has personally requested that Stone serve his country again on a high-risk, covert mission. Though he's fought for decades to leave his past career behind, Stone has no choice but to say yes.
Then Stone's mission changes drastically before it even begins. It's the night of a state dinner honoring the British prime minister. As he watches the prime minister's motorcade leave the White House that evening, a bomb is detonated in Lafayette Park, an apparent terrorist attack against both leaders. It's in the chaotic aftermath that Stone takes on a new, more urgent assignment: find those responsible for the bombing.
British MI-6 agent Mary Chapman becomes Stone's partner in the search for the unknown attackers. But their opponents are elusive, capable, and increasingly lethal; worst of all, it seems that the park bombing may just have been the opening salvo in their plan. With nowhere else to turn, Stone enlists the help of the only people he knows he can trust: the Camel Club. Yet that may be a big mistake.
In the shadowy worlds of politics and intelligence, there is no one you can really trust. Nothing is really what it seems to be. And Hell's Corner truly lives up to its name. This may be Oliver Stone's and the Camel Club's last stand.
©2010 David Baldacci (P)2010 Hachette Audio
I am a big Baldacci fan. This book does not disappoint. True to his past novels about the camel club Baldacci provides twists and turns that you just don't see coming. Ron Maclarty is an outstanding narrator and the additional female voice and some minor sound effects adds to, rather than takes away, from the excitement of the story.
Mother of 3, grandmother of 6, retired nurse and substance abuse counselor. Thrilled to have the time to read or listen to books again.
i like a good espionage book from time to time giving me a break from my favorite historical novels but even though i enjoyed this book and the workings of oliver stones crime solving deductions. there were way to many twists and turns and characters popping up all over the place that i frequently got lost. i guess some would call that a good thing it kept me guessing but it was more confusion than guessing. it was like i would have to stop and ask, what, where, who, how and of course why? usually though after about another ten minutes of listening i would go "oh now i see". this happened several times during this read. the main thing though as much as i like oliver stone and his service to our country, has any one ever been more willing to die for what's right, or blame himself for every agents death he has ever worked with, that got a little old real fast.
the narrator was great.
While I usually enjoy the Camel Club series, this one just couldn't seem to dig its heels in as deeply for me. It began exciting enough and had countless twists and turns. I think perhaps it was the overuse of these that wore me down. It just KEPT twisting, turning around, double backing and retracing it seemed. The narration performance was good. I typically like Baldacci books and am certainly not giving up on him. I was just glad when this one was finally over.
I guess that dedicatd Camel Club fans would not want to miss it.
Come on! How many deadly scrapes can one bunch get into? And how many women can one hero share adventures with without any real sexual tension?
It was fine and I especially liked the way Cassidy handled the voices of the various women characters.
Well, I did stick with it.
I love this series, but have to say this one is the weakest of them so far. I'll read the next one when it comes out, and hope they're back up to where the early ones were.
I struggled to get halfway thru this book because it is soooooo boring! The characters go on and on and on about trivial details. I cannot continue any further, it is slow paced and not the thriller I was hoping for.
I really enjoyed other books in the Camel Club series. Unfortunately, Hell's Corner was not up to par. While I expect thrillers to be a bit far-fetched, this one was ridiculous. It's like if you took all the cliches from other thrillers, stuck them in a blender, and put them into an overly long book.
As other reviewers noted, there are other things that make this one to avoid. The sound effects definitely detracted from the book. The first time I heard them, I laughed. The next time, I groaned. Horrible!
I didn't mind the switch between voices however. Usually men doing women's voices sound a bit ridiculous, so I prefer a female voice doing the reading. However, there were a few times that I had to listen carefully because I thought some of the female voices sounded like voice a synthesizer. That was pretty bad...
I have no idea how this book has received so many positive reviews, pulling it up to almost an average of 4. Seriously, if all the reviews were legit, there's no way that this book would get more than 3 stars, probably less.
Avoid at all costs.
This book is all over the place. First, Oliver Stone is a spy being sent away to fight the Russians in Mexico. Then, all of a sudden he has been given the authority to investigate the case of the Lafayette park shooting/bombing. I don't get it. And what is up with the Camel Club. The Camel Club reminds me of the Thunderbirds in the movie Iron Eagle. Does the Camel club have matching jackets and a cool club house with bean bags? Don't worry, Oliver Stone and the Camel club will solve the crime. No Chappy!!!!!! If your playing this tape I didn't make it.
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