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It exists at the fringes of Washington, D.C., has no power, and consists solely of four eccentric and downtrodden members whom society has forgotten. Their simple goal is to find the "truth" behind their country's actions. One man leads this aging, ragtag crew. He has no known past and has taken the name "Oliver Stone". Day and night, Stone and his friends study wild conspiracy theories, current events, and the machinations of government, hoping to discover some truth that will hold America's leaders accountable to its citizens. Yet never in Stone's wildest nightmares could he imagine the conspiracy the Camel Club is about to uncover.
After witnessing a shocking murder, the Club is slammed headfirst into a plot that threatens the very security of the nation, full of stunning twists, high-stakes intrigue, and global gamesmanship rocketing to the Oval Office and beyond. Soon the Club must join forces with veteran Secret Service agent Alex Ford, who becomes an unwilling participant in one of the most chilling spectacles to ever take place on American soil. It's an event that may well be the catalyst for the long-threatened Armageddon between two different worlds, and all that stands in the way of this apocalypse are five unexpected heroes.
In The Camel Club, best-selling author David Baldacci paints a frighteningly vivid portrait of a world that could be our own very soon, and the few people who have a chance to stop the chaos.
©2005 Columbus Rose, Ltd. (P)2005 Time Warner AudioBooks
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"As fans of this writer know, years of experience have made him an author who promises a good story and then delivers it." (Publishers Weekly)
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By Charles Atkinson on 12-03-07

Witty, fun and an excellent thriller

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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By Scott on 05-26-09

Gotta Love These Tough Older Guys

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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