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
This is my second David Baldacci book and it was very captivating. The Camel Club is a great group of patriots
The voices bring the characters to life with emphasis I probably wouldn't get by just reading it.
It was sad while at the same time satisfying.
Just as you think you have the story figured out, Baldacci inserts another twist. I kept thinking the end was near, then something else would happen. I think this book had more twists than any I have read by him. It was great.
I was dissapointed by this book. I have listened to the first three in the series and really enjoyed them. This book became predictable and programatic. I hope the follow up has more integrity and reintroduces the reader to the esprit de corps of the Camel Club.
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