One man leads this aging, ragtag crew. He has no known past and has taken 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 America's leaders accountable to its citizens. Yet never in Stone's wildest nightmares could he imagine the conspiracy the Camel Club is about to uncover...
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. 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. It's 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 are five unexpected heroes.
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...
David Baldacci is the author of ten previous consecutive New York Times bestsellers and #1 international bestsellers: Absolute Power, Total Control, The Winner, The Simple Truth, Saving Faith, Wish You Well, Last Man Standing, The Christmas Train, Split Second, and Hour Game, as well as his Freddy and the French Fries children's series. With his books published in over 35 languages in more than 80 countries, and with nearly 45 million copies in print worldwide, David Baldacci is one of the world's favorite storytellers. He's also the cofounder, with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America....Continua
Deludente. Avevo letto il racconto Bullseye con Will Robie e il Camel Club, e mi era venuta voglia di leggere di più su questo gruppetto "particolare", però ho trovato il primo romanzo di questa serie pesante. Probabilmente risente del momento in cui è stato scritto, perché si sente ancora molto forte l'effetto dell'11 settembre, che però è controbilanciato da Abu Ghraib, dal disastro che comunque è stato (e tuttora è) l'Iraq, e Baldacci sembra voler mettere in luce anche tutti gli aspetti positivi dell'Islam, però tutto questo finisce solo per appesantire il romanzo, facendo esprimere a vari personaggi quelle che poi sono opinioni e posizioni trite e ritrite.
Insomma, non è detto che non proverò a leggere altro del Camel Club, ma al momento tra le varie serie di questo autore questa è forse quella che mi ha convinto meno.
... that got me started with Baldacci. And I am such a fan! The man can write a thriller! And his characters stay with you forever. Think Dirty Harry has all the cute sarcastic one-liners? You haven't met Baldacci's "Oliver Stone", and the club members? You gotta love 'em!...Continua
I felt the actions of the Vice President were not realistic. They displayed a bias of the type of response some people would expect from the government, but I don't believe that the scenario set up would result in those actions.
This is the first time I've read Baldacci's book. It certainly won't be my last!!
I love the characters, the plot and the way Baldacci's writing style. Onto another Baldacci book.