Oliver Stone is back -- and he needs every skill acquired in
his former life as a government agent to delve his way
through this mystery. Oliver (not his real name, of course)
and his friends in the Camel Club seem to attract
challenges. This time, it's Caleb Shaw, who works at the
Rare Book and Special Collections Division of the Library
of Congress. He walks into work one day to find one of his
co-workers dead, and although it seems by authorities to be
a natural death, Caleb isn't convinced.
As the Camel Club looks into the death, it becomes clear
that something more is going on. Then they're joined by
Annabelle Conroy, who should be on the run from the
psychotic man she just conned out of large amounts of
money. But the dead librarian was her ex-husband and a man
she truly loved, and Annabelle is determined to find out
what was behind his death.
The unlikely group works together (and sometimes in spite
of each other) to track a multitude of clues, all leading
them back to a cold-hearted killer who sees death as a way
to accomplish his goals. But can they find him before Camel
Club bodies are added to the tally?
There are just a few books and authors that I track to the
point that I know when new releases are coming out.
David Baldacci is one of them. Sharp writing and
concise, intricate plotting meld together in Baldacci's
books to produce complex mysteries that are politically
timely. Although Oliver has the skills to make a
suspenseful book like this interesting, it is the diverse
characters of the Camel Club that make it shine. Don't miss