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The Camel Club (Camel Club, Bk 1)
The Camel Club - Camel Club, Bk 1
Author: David Baldacci
ISBN-13: 9780446577380
ISBN-10: 0446577383
Publication Date: 10/25/2005
Pages: 448
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 281 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 9
"The Camel Club" is my first Baldacci, but it won't be my last. I was hooked on page one. The plot revolves around a group of four Washington DC men who are experts but don't fit in with the DC culture. They call themselves the Camel Club. The leader goes by the nickname "Oliver Stone". The group has weekly meetings concerning different political conspiracies they believe are taking place and what they should do about them. Then one night the Camel Club witness the execution of a CIA agent in the middle of the Potomac River. This crew of misfits is suddenly in for more than they bargained for, real live conspiracy...I would recommend this book to anyone who likes conspiracy thrillers.
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Helpful Score: 9
Another page-turner from Baldacci, this one involving terrorists, both foreign and domestic, the kidnapping of the U.S. President, imminent nuclear destruction, and all kinds of other fun and games. An enjoyable read that keeps the tension high, while having a well-crafted plot which keeps you womdering who the bad guys really are Clearly he has a good understanding of the very basic differences which divide western thought and politics and that of the radical Muslim world, but perhaps more importantly the basic cultural differences which divide the common man. Well done.
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Helpful Score: 3
A real page turner. A "terrorist" group has kidnapped the President. An unlikely group called "The Camel Club" become involved. A little slow at first until the characters are set, but then hold on to your seat. This is my 7th Baldacci novel and I have not been disappointed yet!
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Helpful Score: 3
Near future; one of those "we can't go to the police" type of stories. The book centers itself around four conspiracy theorists who call themselves the Camel Club; one stakes out as a protester near the White House. These men draw in two government officials on the case after they witness a murder. They don't know it but an incredibly devised plot is in the process by multiple countries. There are many characters to keep track of; they all slowly assemble throughout the book as if drawn by a magnet. Could something of this magnitude possibly happen?

Definitely a page turner; not a Tom Clancy or a Ralph Peters, more like Dan Brown, only a tad better. Well researched, with interesting factoids and good political points.

I do feel the the author is trying to make a political statement. This may just be the way he wanted his characters, but it is pronounced throughout. There are some ridiculous moments, although they can be overlooked. I think the power to the executive is unrealistic. Overall, a well thought out conspiracy.
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Helpful Score: 3
The brilliance of Mr. Baldacci is that no matter how "far out" his characters are, they're always so doggone believable. That's truly a scary thought, isn't it? The situation created in this novel could easily show up on the front page of tomorrows' newspaper or Katie Courics' evening, network report. We all know that there are loads of conspiracy theorists "out there". Well, Mr. Baldacci seems to realize that even if you are paranoid - they still might be out to get you! The gentlemen of "the club" (and now one lady, also) are people you and I might meet somewhere in our very ordinary lives. Keep your eyes open - you just never know! This novel kept me enthralled from the very first sentence - I really wish I could know these guys. Watchdogs and heros all! I'm looking forward to a sequel because I'm not ready to turn away from my new um....novel...friends!
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Helpful Score: 3
Baldacci writes good stories and this is a good one about a terrorist group that succeeds in a plan to kidnap the President of the US and succeeds in outwitting the Secret Service and other intelligence agencies and almost triggers the ultimate war between two different worlds, one a superpower with nuclear weapons and the other with a billion people to enlist in a fight to the finish. Good read.
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It was difficult for me to get into the book for the first half of it. Too many characters for me to keep track of and I almost stopped reading it but was glad I didn't! Turned out to be a lot more interesting with a great ending!
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Helpful Score: 2
David Baldacci has a dozen books in the paperback mass market. He writes no trash! All his books are masteful and extremely well written.The bad guys are really bad and the good guys are not too perfect. "The Camel Club" meets everyone's expectations and will blow away almost every devotee of excellent DC-based conspiracy theory thrillers. ENJOY!
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Four eccentric Club members in D.c. study conspiracy theories, current events, the machinations of government and then witness a murder. Joining forces with the Secret Service the members become involved with an event designed to trigger war on American soil.
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Existing at the fringes of Washington, D.C., the club consists of four eccentric members. Led by a mysterious man known as "Oliver Stone," they study conspiracy theories, current events, and the machinations of government to discover the "truth" behind the country's actions. Their efforts bear little fruit - until the group witnesses a shocking murder... and become embroiled in an astounding, far-reaching conspiracy. Now the club must join forces with a Secret Service agent to confront one of the most chilling spectacles ever to take place on American soil - and event that may trigger the ultimate war between two different worlds. And all that stands in the way of this apocalypse is five unexpected heroes.
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Helpful Score: 1
A very good book with lots of twists.
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Helpful Score: 1
A great story with plenty of plot twists to keep you reading.
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Helpful Score: 1
I love David Baldacci and this is the first of 2 books (so far) about various conspiracies in Washington DC. Fun.
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It took me a little bit to get into the book, but after I did, it really was a good one.
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Helpful Score: 1
I enjoyed it. The characters were likeable and it kept me interested till the end.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very interesting, entertaining story. Another Baldacci success story.
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Helpful Score: 1
I found this book to be alittle slow in the beginning, but about halfway through it, the characters and plot began to improve. Additionally, after reading the remaining books in the series, I now realize the benifits of establihsing the characters in this book. I highly recommend reading the series as well.
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Helpful Score: 1
Baldacci is sooo good. Intricate plot and memorable characters. A good read!
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Baldacci revives The Camel Club for another intriguing romp through D.C. A plot to threaten the security of the nation is the foundation for this book of stunning twists, high stakes intrigue and global gamesmanship. Baldacci doesn't disappoint in this political thriller.
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Helpful Score: 1
Loved this book, very well written and kept my interest till the end.
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Helpful Score: 1
One of Baldacci's best.
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Good cast of characters and good suspense. Looks like the author has a follow-up to this book coming out soon. I look forward to it.
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This novel takes place in D.C. and while the characters at first seem far-fetched, as a lawyer, I know there are such people out there, underground and getting involved in some serious matters. This is the first of a series, the Collector being the next one. Once I started, I wanted to know what the characters would do next. Recommended for conspiracy buffs.
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Existing at the fringes of Washington D.C., the CLUB consists of four eccentric members led by a mysterious man known as "Oliver Stone". They become embroiled in a murder and helping the FBI.
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A great read. AS usual, Baldacci has a good story line, but in addition to that, it puts in perspective the world situation with terrorists, jihad, and a yearning for peace around the world. On top of all that, the president is kidnapped!
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I started this book and didn't immediately get 'into' it. After about 50 pages, I was starting to get discouraged because it seemed kind of slow, and not typical of Baldacci (who had become one of my favorite authors). So I came here to PBS and read some of the reviews. And am I glad I did! In their reviews, many people stated that the book has a slow start - there are so many different characters to 'meet', etc. The reviews all went on to say that their patience paid off big time, and I couldn't agree more. Once the 'introductions' are out of the way, the book takes off at breakneck speed and it's impossible to put it down. Baldacci is a great storyteller, and like the others, I guarantee that you won't be sorry that you persevered through the first few chapters.
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I thought it was a fun, entertaining, and well-written book. Can't wait to read the next in the series!
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Excellent. Interesting twists and turns as most of Baldacci's books are. Love the characters, all a bit quirky.
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Another great read from Baldacci, I keep reading, being drawn forward on a train that just keeps up the suspense
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Another page-turner from Baldacci about an plot to kidnap the President. Had more politics that I would prefer, but as usual, Baldacci's story-telling was excellent.
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Slow to start, but once in, you cannot put it down. Seems to have more detail than necessary in certain areas.
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This is a rather scary scene, one that has happened in other ways before. The ability to disappear/change people with the help of a one-only database needs to be always remembered! ... I have noticed over the years that computer-geeks are often fond of doing things that can easily be perverted by criminals into scary tools.
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Very good book, lots of suspense. I thought the protagonists were very well written, very real. The secondary characters were written nicely as well. It wasn't easy to figure out and the ending was good.
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It all started with this book...my need to keep reading about the Camel Club. This series is one of my favorites...gives a whole new meaning to government service.
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Interesting thoughts (and proposal) about the current Mid-East situation.
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Great characters, lots of action and good plot.
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"It exists at the fringes of Washington, D.C., has no power, and consists solely of four eccentric and downtrodden members whom society has forgotten. Their simple goal is to find the "truth" behind their country's actions."
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this is an exciting book with lots of spies and counter spies.
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He is a great writer. I believe, he is better in story-telling than Tom Clancy, although Baldacci does not have the grasp of technology that Clancy has, perhaps not as well-researched, a strength Clancy himself holds. Baldacci's plots are intriguing and his characterizations well-drawn.
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very involved plot.
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I just loved this book!
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As always, David Baldacci has written a spell binding story.
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Addresses modern issues including terrorism and government corruption. It stars a small group of unlikely friends, who form a club to expose the government.
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Great read,really liked it.
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About the Secret Service
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A thriller about a Washington DC club consisting of four eccentric members.
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Really a great read for our current times.
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I enjoyed the quaint little group of characters...a very determined and capable group, a real page turner. Looking for more like this one.
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A terrific read....features Baldacci's trademark plot twists and cat-and-mouse chases, as well as a superbly tense grand finale.
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Existing at the fringes of Washington, DC, the Club consists of four eccentric members. Led by a mysterious man known as "Oliver Stone," they study conspiracy theories, current events, and the machinations of government to discover the "truth" behind the country's actions. Their efforts bear little fruit -- until the group witnesses a shocking murder and becomes embroiled in an astounding, far-reaching conspiracy. Now the Club must join forces with a Secret Service agent to confront one of the most chilling spectacles ever to take place on American soil -- an event that may trigger the ultimate war between two different worlds. And all that stands in the way of this apocalypse is five unexpected heroes.
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David Baldacci writes a good book. His ability to create and shape such a diverse group of characters make his stories fun to read. The Camel Club series of books can be a little far-fetched, but no less enjoyable than other political mysteries and thrillers.
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This is an easy and fun read for those who like espionage/mystery books. I enjoyed it and immediately started the next book in the series.
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This book is excellent. Fun reading. Couldn't wait to finish it. Not one boring page in it! I like this writer and have never been disappointed in any of his writings.
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I like David Baldacci. This book is clever, intriguing, and keeps one step ahead of you. You like the characters very much and worry when they get too close to the truth. Eccentric and interesting characters.
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Interesting! Great characters! Will be looking for remaining books of this series.
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Good book to listen to. Would recommend for a trip or commute....
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I found the book to be exciting and Baldacci held my interest from start to finish
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Enjoyed this "first in the series" book about the Camel Club so much that I ordered the next two books. The "senior citizen" heroes are likable and interesting.
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Keeping the reader on his toes, the author introduces a wide circle of characters, not always what they seem to be but a definite piece of the puzzle. Much governmental intrigue and a high action read, I certainly recommend The Camel Club. Baldacci did an excellent job of keeping the reader glued to the book until the last page.
I give this book 4 stars also.
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My husband and I read aloud to each other, and we had picked up Book 2 of the series at a local book swap. We so enjoyed it that I ordered Books 1 & 3 and we were not disappointed. I highly recommend these books to anyone who likes to 'get acquainted' with their characters and feel like a part of their lives. There is adventure and intrigue - and action - without being masochistic.
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I enjoyed the Camel Club, but found it a little contrived.
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The book kept me interested, but was a little slow in places. Worth reading.
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as expected.
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fast paced. Classic Baldacci.
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Existing at the fringes of Washington, D.C., the Club consists of four eccentric members. Led by a mysterious man known as "Oliver Stone", they study conspiracy theories, current events, and the machinations of government to discover the "truth" behind the country's actions. Their efforts bear little fruit-until the group witnesses a shocking murder...and become embroiled in an astounding, far-reaching conspiracy. Now the Club must join forces with a Secret Service agent to confront one of the most chilling spectacles ever to take place on American soil-anevent that may trigger the ultimate war between two different worlds. And all that stands in the way of this apocalypse is five unexpected heroes.
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Excellent book with good action and endearing characters. The ending leaves a little bit to be desired. The author's political leanings are evident throughout the book which I found disturbing. Overall, a very good read.
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At the beginning there were so many characters that is was a little hard to follow, but the story finally came together and I enjoyed it very much.
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the camel club was a great story-so great I have ordered the other 3 I found.

I enjoyed the characters,the story just kept clicking along,twists and turns. a bit of history, a visit to the library of congress -sort of.
waiting for book 2.
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Absolutely loved this book. Oliver Stone and his band of misfits do a great job getting to the bottom on a murder. Great characters and great plot development.
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I thought this was a great read! I bit slow in parts but some great twists and turns! Can't wait to read the rest of the collection!
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One of the things I loved about this book is that the heroes are an odd sort - they call themselves "The Camel Club". The main character, Oliver Stone, is thought to be your typical crazy, conspiracy theorist. What is slowly revealed throughout the book is that Oliver isn't so crazy, and he has a very interesting past. The plot is up to date, and the details are pretty accurate. The Secret Service takes center stage rather than the FBI or CIA - which I found to be a nice touch. I read this book quickly because I couldn't wait to find out what happened next. The characters are really interesting, the plot is twisted enough to keep you guessing, and the author reveals things slowly enough to keep you wanting more. I highly recommend this book if you are looking for a modern storyline with plenty of intrigue.
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I have most of David's books and have enjoyed all that I have read. He is a refreshing new author and worthy of all mystery readers to get his books.
Be of good cheer, David Banfield
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The first two Camel Club books are the only novels I have read by David Baldacci, but they make me want to read more of his work. I like the fact that the protagonists are 50-somethings, and retired from the military or special agent work. I also like the fact that one club member is a librarian.
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I didn't think this book was as good as some of his others.
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This could have been a great book...........however, the "political lecturing...blame America first and always" slant this book seemed to preach throughout became tiresome at best.
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This is the first novel I have read by this author. I could not stop reading this one. The intricate plot and movement of the characters is fast-paced, but does not lack the proper construction of the character history or the necessary details for the entire story-line to come full circle. I highly recommend this novel to anyone who loves political thrills, action-oriented, and conspiracy driven stories!
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Excellent adventure!
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AN OUTSTANDING TALE OF THOSE TOSSED OUT BY BUREAUCRATS WHO NOW LIVE THE HARD LIFE YET STILL LOOK OUT FOR THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE COUNTRY. AN ADVENTURE TALE WHICH HOLDS ONES ATTENTION.
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Another good Baldacci story.
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excellant read...enjoy all his novels
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WOW! Scarry story well told.
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From Publishers Weekly: "If anyone can make terrorism entertaining and ironically exciting, it's thriller vet Baldacci. New York stage actor Davis helps to brighten up a bleak subject with almost perfect pitch (his female characters' voices are often disconcertingly lodged in the baritone range), as he brings to audio life the adventures of a gang of four Muslim men who live in the Washington, D.C., area and meet regularly in isolated places to discuss and argue about international politics. Led by a likable chap who calls himself "Oliver Stone" because he and the film director share a supersized fascination with conspiracies, the Camel Club is basically an excuse for its members to feel involved and important. But when they accidentally witness a real high-level conspiracy in action, the four are suddenly at the center of a world class disaster which could lead to an American nuclear attack on Damascus. Baldacci works hard to balance all his many characters and their connecting stories, and Davis holds up his end with clever, sharp-edged subtlety that helps listeners stay in the picture." Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --
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An original thriller. Page turning with a very good ending.
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Great Book
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This book was so well written with it's multitude of characters with each of them having their own very distinct characteristics. The story caught me right from the beginning and had me turning pages right up to the very end. What a wonderful reading experience.
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I love it when the good guys are smarter than the bad guys!
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Excellent book about a group of men who formed the Camel Club to do justice.
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I always enjoy David Baldacci books. This was also very good.
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Husband loved it. He has read all of David Baldacci's books and hasn't been disappointed yet. A must read for all David Baldacci fans.
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Started out a bit slow but turned out great
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Great mystery--New York Times bestselling author
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4 eccentric and downtrodden members of the Camel club, whose goal is to find the truth behind their country's actions happen to witness a murder and get slammed into a plot that threatens the security of the nation. Baldacci never dissapoints...
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A group on the fringes of Washington society seeks answers to hold the government officials accountable.
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Kept me riveted from beginning to end!
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The Camel Club is the first of what turned into a quite astonishingly popular series. A quartet of unlikely characters starts out as oddly as the Apple Dumpling Gang, but then... Well, you really need to read this polital thriller for yourself.

From inside cover: Existing at the fringes of Washington, D.C., the Club consists of four eccentric members. Led by a mysterious man known as 'Oliver Stone,' they study conspiracy theories, current events and the machinations of government to discover the 'truth' behind the country's actions. Their efforts bear little fruit--until the group wtness a shocking murder...and become embroiled in an astounding, far-reaching conspiracy. Now the Club must join forces with a Secret Service agent to confron one of the most chilling spectacles ever to take place on American soil--an event that may trigger the ultimate war between two different worlds. And all that stands in the way of this apocalypse is five unexpected heroes.
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Good Baldacci conspiracy set in Washington, crossing lines of homeless people with secret service agents.
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one of david ballacci's best could not put it down until i needed to sleep
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Fast paced and exciting!!
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Baldacci never disappoints. This one is a tour de force of conspiracy theories and D.C. political secrets. The "mystery" was easy to guess, but the wild ride was worth it.
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Arab terrorists, nuclear threat and political perfidy drive bestselling Baldacci's latest. The Camel Club, a four-man group of Washington, D.C., misfits (their leader has taken the ironic pseudonym "Oliver Stone") gathers every week to discuss political conspiracies they believe exist and what actions they might take. One night, while meeting on Roosevelt Island in the middle of the Potomac River, club members witness the murder of Secret Service employee Patrick Johnson, thus thrusting the wacky crew into the middle of a bigger conspiracy than they could ever have imagined. There are scores of characters and subplots to keep track of while the story veers back and forth between venues and villains, forcing readers to remain alert yet patient while awaiting the high-concept payoff. When it finally appears, it's a doozy: kidnappers who harm no one and are reasonable people with a legitimate gripe bring the U.S. to the verge of nuking Damascus. Baldacci maintains interest during the long buildup by supplying fascinating historical facts, amusing characters, high-tech spy lore and the backstories of his super agents, both good and evil. As fans of this writer know, years of experience have made him an author who promises a good story and then delivers it.
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A good read with some interesting characters.
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Baldacci's usual fast paced mystery.
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"David Baldacci paints a frighteningly vivid portrait of a world that could be our own very soon." This is so true! Story is very timely and really makes you think about the current world situation.
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I had a real hard time getting into this book. I was halfway through it and was finally starting to make a little sense of it. Too many politcal details for me. Once it got past the halfway mark, I thought it got better. Not as easy to read as his others.
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not one of his best and sometimes a little confusing.
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A little slow at the start but then couldn't put it down.
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All books by David Baldacci are good. Suspenseful and never boring.Camel Club is comprised of a bunch of ragtag men who are into conspiracy theories. They decide to have one of their usual pow-wows when they witness a murder.
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Not a series I've read before - very plausible in a Washington DC sort of way. Lots of great compartmentalized rhetoric so you know what side everyone is on and why. A very nice read.
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A well written book, it tells all, and I can only assume that some are factual, but indeed scary items about our world today.If any is true, we surely know little about how our Government works today. I can hardly wait to read the sequel.
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Excellent read! Non-stop suspense!
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The characters were great and the story had twists and turns but it was a little to violent for me.
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Great book and author!
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A timely tale of current events, conspiracy theories, and five unexpected heroes.
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Fantastic mystery
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The eccentric members of The Camel Club study conspiracy theories in Washington, D.C. and come up with one of their own. Daldacci always writes a good story.
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Exciting!! Baldacci is a terrific storyteller.
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The Camel Club studies conspiracy theories, curent events and machinations of government to disocver the "truth" behind the country's actions. Their efforts bear little fruit until the group witnesses a shocking murder.. and becomes embroiled in an astounding, far-reaching conspiracy.
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Really good "read". Plots within plots; interesting look at different perspectives on modern day happenings and events; different potential scenarios written in a suspenseful and intriguing way.
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Enjoyable and thought-provoking book- relevant to today.
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A fast-paced, fun read. Suspenseful and clever. Exciting.
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Great Book!
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It's an easy read, rather predictable plot turns though
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Hard to start, but after it got going, it was really good.
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exciting, non-stop action suspense... another great Baldacci novel!
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The first book with "Oliver Stone" and his friends. They live in Washington DC and pay attention to what is happening and try to affect changes. Then they witness a murder. The chase is on. They are seeking answers and they are being hunted by the murders.
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very good
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0GREAT READ
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A Baldacci page turner. Very good read and keeps you involved page after page.,
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Existing at the fringes of Washington D.C., the club consists of four eccentric members. Led by the mysterious man knownas "oliver Stone" they study conspiacy theories, current events, and the machinations of government to discover the 'truth' behind the country's actions. Their efforts bear little fruit-until the group witnesses a shocking murder..and become embroiled in an astounding, far reaching conspiracy. Now the club must join forces with a Secret Service agent to confront one of the most chilling spectacles ever to take place on American soil-an event that may trigger the ultimate war between two different worlds. And all that stands in the way of this apocalypse is five unexpected heroes.
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I liked the book but the ending was too convoluted for me.
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Welcome to Washington D.C. Here is a chance to get a look at it's crime and political intrigue from an 'outsiders' point of view. Not only is Oliver Stone living in a tent 'outside' the Whitehouse, but he is considered to be dead by his previous employer... the CIA.

No, this isn't a vampire novel, but the first of a series of crime and mystery solving novels by David Baldacci, that feature an odd cast of misfits and outcasts from the Washington D.C. establishment. In this first story you will learn who these characters are, solve a murder, and protect the world from a future terrorist.

In Audio form this is an easy book to hear. Paint the characters in your mind as you take it with you on a trip, or your daily commute, and unravel this first tale. And don't worry... the next book is already out there waiting for you as well.
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An intriguing story of Washington D.C., terrorism, the CIA and four men who serve their country first. This abridged set of 5 CDs is marked "Listener Discretion."
I agree, it's exciting but graphic at times though there is some humor. This library discard set played all discs OK. Eventful to the end.
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Interesting group of characters get caught up in revealing a conspiracy.
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I had a hard time following all of the characters in this book. Not my favorite of Baldacci's.
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Great Read !
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Richmond Times Dispatch, "Features Baldacci"s trademark plot twists and cat-and -mouse chases, as well as a superbly tense grand finale." A Very Good Read!
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Mystery and murder in Washington DC
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Always appreciate a good Baldacci novel. I had read one of the other Camel Club series books a while back, so I decided to start with the first in the series and work my way through. So much more enjoyable for me to read them in order. Great characters/personalities, interesting story lines. I like his writing style.
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Absolutely loved. it Baldacci is great. Can't wait for the next one.
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Intense!
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GREAT BOOK GREAT AUTHOR
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Enjoyed it tremendously. It was a page turner.
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Enjoyed this book, could hardly put down, now going to start the second of this series.
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Almost gave up on this one, started slow (can't believe he'd write a dud) once it got going it was great! Another winner can't wait to see what's next!
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It exists at the fringes of Washington, D.C., has no power, and consists solely of four eccentric and downtrodden members whom society has forgotten. Their simple goal is to find the truth behind their countrys actions.

One man leads this aging, ragtag crew. He has no known past and has taken on the name "Oliver Stone." Day and night, Stone and his friends study wild conspiracy theories, current events, and the machinations of government hoping to discover some truth that will hold Americas leaders accountable to its citizens. But never in Stones wildest nightmares could he imagine the conspiracy the Camel Club is about to uncover...

After witnessing a shocking murder, the Club is slammed head first into a plot that threatens the very security of the nation, full of stunning twists, high-stakes intrigue and global gamesmanship rocketing to the Oval Office and beyond. Soon the Club must join forces with veteran Secret Service agent Alex Ford, who becomes an unwilling participant in one of the most chilling spectacles to ever take place on American soil. Its an event that may well be the catalyst for the long-threatened Armageddon between two different worlds, and all that stands in the way of this apocalypse is five unexpected heroes.

In The Camel Club, bestselling author David Baldacci goes beyond the traditional boundaries of fiction, painting a frighteningly vivid portrait of a world that could be our own very soon, and the few people who have a chance to stop the last war the world may ever fight...
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This is a great book, compelling to read. Once you pick it up you have to keep reading it. David Baldacci is a great author.
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Great story. I don't think you will put this book down once you start reading it.
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Intriguing book, well-written with really good characters. Involves a high-ranking government plot dealing with US & Middle East relations and a group of civilian conspiracy-theorists trying to find the truth. Plot has lots of neat twists.
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Good Read
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This book was exciting to read and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it can't wait to get into the second book in this series.
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Seemed to start off slow with too many characters to keep up with but it all came together and turned out to be a great story. The story continues with The Collectors and Stone Cold
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Great book! Very "wordy", but great!
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good book
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A fast read, intersting characters.
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Great book, typical Baldacci!
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6-hour abridgement approved by the author, read by James Naughton

"In The Camel Club, bestselling author David Baldacci paints a frighteningly vivid portrait of a world that could be our own very soon, and the few people who have a chance to stop the chaos..."
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Existing at the fringes of Washington, D.C., the Club consists of four eccentric members. Led by a mysterious man known as "Oliver Stone", they study conspiracy theories, current events, and the machinations of government to discover the "truth" behind the country's actions. Their efforts bear little fruit-until the group witnesses a shocking murder...and become embroiled in an astounding, far-reaching conspiracy. Now the Club must join forces with a Secret Service agent to confront one of the most chilling spectacles ever to take place on American soil-anevent that may trigger the ultimate war between two different worlds. And all that stands in the way of this apocalypse is five unexpected heroes.
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A good story.
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It exists at the fringes of Washingotn, D.C.,has no power, and consists solely of four eccentric and downtrodden members whom society has forgotten. Their simple goal is to find the "truth" behind their country's actions.
One man leads the crew. He has no known past and has taken the name "Oliver Stone". After witnessing a shocking murder, the Club is slammed headfirst into a plot that threatens the very security of the nation, full of stunning twists, high-stakes intrigue, and global gamesmanship rocketing to the Oval Office and beyond.
The Club must join forces with vetern Secret Service agent Alex Ford, who becomes an unwilling participant in one of the most chilling spectacles to ever take place on American soil.
I love the characters in David Baldacci's books. The Camel Club always keeps me entertained and on the edge of my seat.
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Enjoyable story.
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couldn't get into it. never finished
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Did not read it did not realize it was hard cover till I received the book, do not read hardback books.
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