DAVID BALDACCI is a global #1 bestselling author, and one of the world's favorite storytellers. His books are published in over forty-five languages and in more than eighty countries, with 150 million copies sold worldwide. His works have been adapted for both feature film and television. David Baldacci is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. Still a resident of his native Virginia, he invites you to visit him at DavidBaldacci.com and his foundation at WishYouWellFoundation.org.
Revenge is a dish best served "stone cold." In Baldacci's third novel in "The Camel Club" series-after The Camel Club and The Collectors-Oliver Stone, aka John Carr, ex-CIA assassin, is back with his eclectic group of conspiracy theorists. Their mission is to discover the truth behind the American government's lies. This time the group is trying to protect Annabelle, an honorary group member, as she is being chased with the certainty of being killed by casino king Jerry Bagger, whom she conned out of $40 million in avenging her mother's murder. Concurrently, Harry Finn, a Homeland Security contractor, is himself out for revenge, against the people who framed and killed his father, a Cold War spy. Finn's targets include such people as ex-intelligence chief Carter Gray, senator and presidential hopeful Roger Simpson, and, if Harry discovers he's not dead, John Carr. Baldacci's intricately woven plotlines, well-developed characters, fast-paced action, and surprise ending will leave readers satisfied and wanting more. A sequel worthy of its predecessors; highly recommended for all fiction collections. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 7/07.]-Susan O. Moritz, Montgomery Cty. P.L.s, MD Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
The modern-day paladins of the Camel Club are back in their third exciting adventure (after 2006's The Collectors). Justice-seekers Milton, Caleb, Reuben and honorary member Alex Ford, a Secret Service agent, are led by feisty Oliver Stone, aka former CIA assassin John Carr. Their associate, Annabelle Conroy, is a slick con artist on the run after stealing $40 million from lunatic casino owner Jerry Bagger, who killed her mother. Oliver's CIA past distracts him from Annabelle's cause: his old unit, Triple 6, was responsible for the death of Raymond Solomon, branded a traitor during the Cold War, and now Solomon's son, DHS security expert Harry Finn, is picking off Triple 6 members. Oliver could be next if Carter Gray, his former boss, reveals that John Carr isn't really dead. Gripping, chilling and full of surprises, Baldacci's latest reveals the anarchy that lurks under the slick facade of corrupted governments. (Nov.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
"Baldacci brings an insider's savvy to his tale."--New York Times
"Baldacci's intricately woven plotlines, well-developed characters, fast-paced action, and surprise ending will leave readers satisfied and wanting more. A sequel worthy of its predecessors; highly recommended for all fiction collections."
--Library Journal (starred review)
"He's hit the jackpot again...Baldacci pushes the pace pedal to the floor and takes the turns on two wheels."--New York Daily News
"It's a sign of Baldacci's skills as a storyteller that he brings so many revenge-themed plots together into a single, riveting thriller. In STONE COLD, he ups the ante. Virtually every character, no matter which side of the power divide he occupies, plays both pursuer and pursued at some point in the novel."
--Richmond Times Dispatch
"The action is explosive. Readers will barely have time to catch their breath."--People
"The modern-day paladins of the Camel Club are back in their third exciting adventure...Gripping, chilling, and full of surprises, Baldacci's latest reveals the anarchy that lurks under the slick facade of corrupted governments."
--Publisher's Weekly (starred review)
"Baldacci does an excellent job of setting the scene and creating complex characters. (A) gripping page turner."--Associated Press