by David Baldacci
Read: July 6 – July 16, 2011
Challenge: TwentyEleven Challenge
Yearly Count: 34
First Line: Oliver Stone was counting seconds, an exercise that had always calmed him.
Blurb: John Carr, aka Oliver Stone – once the most skilled assassin his country ever had – stands in Lafayette Park in front of the White House. Inside, the British prime minister is being honored at a state dinner. Then, just as the prime minister’s motorcade leaves, a bomb explodes in the park, and in the chaotic aftermath Stone is given an urgent assignment: find those responsible. British MI-6 agent Mary Chapman becomes his partner in the search for the unknown attackers. But their opponents are elusive, skilled, and increasingly lethal. Worst of all, the park bombing may have been only 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.
Review: This was such an exciting and thrilling roller coaster ride type of book. There were many twists and turns. I really enjoy the characters involved in the Camel Club. Plus Adelphia made another appearance with a very surprising revelation. I found Mary Chapman’s character to be very interesting, and I hope that we see her again, especially after what was revealed at the end of this book. This is not really a series that would read very easily as stand alones, so if you haven’t read this series, I would definitely start from the beginning. But overall, I felt like this was another really strong installment in this series that naturally left me waiting for the next one!