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The Camel Club (Camel Club, Bk 1)
The Camel Club - Camel Club, Bk 1
Author: David Baldacci
#1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci takes readers inside the nation's most elite power club and shows how far its members will go to protect their darkest secrets. — The Camel Club. It's where the most influential businessmen and politicians wine, dine, and often change the course of history and where ruthless mercenaries spy unse...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780446615624
ISBN-10: 0446615625
Publication Date: 9/1/2006
Pages: 624
Edition: Reprint
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 672 ratings
Publisher: Warner Vision
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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rtc917 avatar reviewed The Camel Club (Camel Club, Bk 1) on + 30 more book reviews
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.
scrapbooklady avatar reviewed The Camel Club (Camel Club, Bk 1) on + 472 more book reviews
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.
Pattakins avatar reviewed The Camel Club (Camel Club, Bk 1) on + 365 more book reviews
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.
granpaps avatar reviewed The Camel Club (Camel Club, Bk 1) on + 64 more book reviews
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!
reviewed The Camel Club (Camel Club, Bk 1) on + 39 more book reviews
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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Same as always
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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 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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