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What happens to worn out, disillusioned super spies? I love the idea of a reclusive hero gathering a group of functioning- mentally ill geniuses to work on conspiracy theories. It works especially well in DC. Four crusty bachelors, each with his own remarkable talents and tragic past, deserve to find each other!
I find it believable that the hero, Oliver Stone, would actually know powerful politicians who shared his CIA background. I absolutely fell in love with each member, (charter and honorary members), of the Camel Club. I think it is a "must
listen" for that reason alone.
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The whole premise of retirement age intelligence operatives who have not lost their edge and dig into government misdeeds (despite a phobia here and an "off the grid" life there) is entertaining, the characters all very endearing. With a culture that focuses on youth so much, these wise geezers are fairly original characters (Clint Eastwood doesn't count he makes movies not books), and fun for action thrillers. This, of course, is the actual first book of the "Camel Club" series. Several book references to earlier events character' lives (that it sounded like I should have known) made me wonder so I checked his novels list. Also, Dang, I was really hoping the writer was a retired CIA man or black ops guy writing about a few non classified tricks..but blast it, the author is younger than I am! Still he writes riveting books. Well read and well produced. (my shorthand for solid narration with no sloppy mouth sounds.)
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