Hell's Corner - Camel Club, Bk 5 Author:David Baldacci An attack on the heart of power . . . — In sight of the White House . . . — At a place known as . . . — HELL'S CORNER — 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 ... more »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.« less
This fifth novel in the Camel Club series overall is a great read. Oliver Stone, the informal leader of the Camel Club, is put in a position he cannot refuse by going back into the world of government work. This time, he must solve the mystery of who is behind the bomb in Layfayette Park (a.k.a. Hell's Corner).
A new female character - Mary Chapman - is along for the ride. As Baldacci has proven in his prior novels, he can wield a suspenseful tale that keeps you anticipating the action on the next page. Great twists along the way, with may one too many to conclude the story. Not one for 5 stars, but definitely a 4 star contender for fans of the Camel Club gang.
David Baldacci never fails to entertain you. That is more than true for this thriller. When CIA assassin, Oliver Stone, gets rehired by the agency to attack the Mexican drug cartels, he gets waylaid by an explosion at Lafayette Park across from the White House. This takes him on a wild ride to solve this new crime. There are more red herrings than you can keep track of. A very complex and entertaining thriller!
The latest addition to the Camel Club series, featuring John Carr who I admit is somewhat of a super-hero, but that's why I love the series. A real getaway from every day life. Fast story and energetic. Can't wait for the next installment in the series.