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2011.6 REVIEW – Divine Justice by David Baldacci

Divine Justice
by David Baldacci

Copyright: 2008
Pages: 523
Rating: 5/5
Read: Jan. 28 – Feb. 2 , 2011
Challenge: Mystery & Suspense Challenge 2011 ; TBR Dare
Yearly Count: 6
Format: Print

First Line: The Chesapeake Bay is America’s largest estuary.

Blurb: Known by his alias, “Oliver Stone,” John Carr is the most wanted man in America. With two pulls of the trigger, the men who destroyed Stone’s life and kept him in the shadows were finally silenced. But his freedom comes at a steep price: The assassinations he carried out prompt the highest levels of the U.S. government to unleash a massive manhunt. Yet behind the scenes, master spy Macklin Hayes is playing a very personal game of cat and mouse. He, more than anyone else, wants John Carr dead. With their friend and unofficial leader in hiding, the members of the Camel Club risk everything to save him. Now as the hunters close in, Stone’s flight from the demons of his past will take him from the power corridors of Washington, D.C., to the coal-mining town of Divine, Virginia – and into a world every bit as bloody and lethal as the one he left behind.

Review: SPOILERS POSSIBLE. This is the fourth book in the Camel Club series. I must say: the trouble that Oliver Stone manages to find himself in book after book is just amazing! He might have been on the run in this installment, but no one with luck like Oliver could have ever ended up in a town like Divine, Virginia! I must admit when the entire Divine storyline began, I was confused. I didn’t understand where in the world Mr. Baldacci was going. But in the end, I really enjoyed the storyline. It made the book so much more believable. I loved the introduction of a couple of new characters who could possibly make an appearance in the next book (and possibly more books?). I will be very interested in knowing what happens between Oliver and Abby. I have devoured this series these past couple of months. The latest book, Hell’s Corner, is available at my library (with a small waitlist), but I have vowed to read only from my TBR pile until April, so it will be a while before I can get to the next one in this series, but I’m axiously awaiting that! Definitely looking forward to more of the Camel Club!

Meme, WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesdays, Feb. 2, 2011

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

* What are you currently reading?

  • I’ve actually got two books going right now, one fiction and one non-fiction. First, I’m about 200 pages into Divine Justice by David Baldacci. This is part of the Camel Club series, I have just loved these books! This one is no exception so far. And second, I’m reading a very short book about the JonBenet Ramsey murder. I have two other books about her murder on my shelves, but wanted to get to this one first because it was the earliest published book on this topic on my shelf and figured that would be a good starting point as far as the overview of the facts of the case is concerned. Plus it’s short 🙂

* What did you recently finish reading?

*What do you think you’ll read next?

  • I wish I could honestly say. I had said last week that I was going to pick up I, Alex Cross by James Patterson next – that didn’t end up happening. So I have no clue, and don’t want to make a prediction that I will have to say I didn’t follow through on next week!
Monthly Wrap Up

January 2011 Monthly Wrap-Up

I feel as if I started January out pretty solidly. I was able to finish 5 books this month.

Here’s a visual of the books I read (clicking on the individual books will take you to my review).

I read three Patterson books this month, something that I don’t usually do with his books. However, I am close to catching up with this series and I would like to get caught up with a series before I start a new-to-me series (and I’m itching to start a new series!)


  • I worked on two series this month – Alex Cross and Taylor Jackson
  • I read one author debut (Where Are the Children?)
  • Although I had two books that I rated 5/5 this month, I highly doubt either of them will make my Top 10 books at the end of the year.


  • Books Read: 5
  • Pages Read:  1,869
  • Rating Breakdown:
    • 5/5 – 2
    • 4/5 – 1
    • 3.5/5 – 1
    • 3/5 – 1
  • New Authors: 0
  • Fiction: 5
  • Non-Fiction: 0
  • Favorite For the Month: Where Are the Children by Mary Higgins Clark
  • Least Favorite For the Month: Cross Country by James Patterson