Hell's Corner by David Baldacci


10 Critic Reviews

The intermingling of characters and different scenarios is well mapped out...Overall, Hell’s Corner is an excellent read—and highly recommended.
-NY Journal of Books


Oliver Stone and the Camel Club return in #1 bestselling author David Baldacci's most stunning adventure yet.

An attack on the heart of power . . .

In sight of the White House . . .

At a place known as . . .


John Carr, aka Oliver Stone-once the most skilled assassin his country ever had-stands in Lafayette Park in front of the White House, perhaps for the last time. The president has personally requested that Stone serve his country again on a high-risk, covert mission. Though he's fought for decades to leave his past career behind, Stone has no choice but to say yes.

Then Stone's mission changes drastically before it even begins. It's the night of a state dinner honoring the British prime minister. As he watches the prime minister's motorcade leave the White House that evening, a bomb is detonated in Lafayette Park, an apparent terrorist attack against both leaders. It's in the chaotic aftermath that Stone takes on a new, more urgent assignment: find those responsible for the bombing.

British MI-6 agent Mary Chapman becomes Stone's partner in the search for the unknown attackers. But their opponents are elusive, capable, and increasingly lethal; worst of all, it seems that the park bombing may just have been 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. Yet that may be a big mistake.

In the shadowy worlds of politics and intelligence, there is no one you can really trust. Nothing is really what it seems to be. And Hell's Corner truly lives up to its name. This may be Oliver Stone's and the Camel Club's last stand.

About David Baldacci

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David Baldacci lives with his family in Virginia. He and his wife have founded the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. He invites you to visit him at www.david-baldacci.com and his foundation at www.wishyouwellfoundation.org, and to look into its program to spread books across America at www.FeedingBodyandMind.com.
Published November 9, 2010 by Grand Central Publishing. 588 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Political & Social Sciences, Crime. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
Peak Rank on Jul 24 2011
Weeks as Bestseller
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All: 10 | Positive: 8 | Negative: 2



Strap on your Glock. Grab an extra magazine of shells. There's danger and excitement lurking around this Corner.

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Book Reporter

on Jan 22 2011

HELL’S CORNER is David Baldacci at his best and features writing and plotting that only a master at the peak of his talent could accomplish.

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NY Journal of Books

on Nov 09 2010

The intermingling of characters and different scenarios is well mapped out...Overall, Hell’s Corner is an excellent read—and highly recommended.

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This is a book that demands to be read in one sitting, and readers will be begging for more adventures with Stone and company.

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on Sep 26 2010

The story is another of Baldacci’s excellent political thrillers with many twists and turns along the way. And as usual he saves the best for last. Read it and discover who did what and why while you really enjoy great writing!

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Below average
on Jan 15 2011

...on the evidence of this frankly dull and unbelievably OTT effort, perhaps he should consider taking a long holiday.

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Nights and Weekends


With its many schemes, red herrings, and puzzling clues, Hell’s Corner is sure to keep you alert and interested right up to the volatile and unanticipated finish.

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on Dec 19 2010

...Baldacci, who knows D.C. like the back of his hand, provides a Cook’s tour of downtown Washington and useful insights into the workings of government — in this case, the mistrust intelligence agencies have of one another.

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Fiction Addict

on Nov 02 2010

Hell’s Corner is sure to enthrall devoted Camel Club fans and new readers alike. There are enough references to the past to sufficiently tie things in, but Baldacci does it well so that new readers won’t feel left out of the loop.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Below average

...the conspiracy involved in the book is a little too elaborate. In order to keep its façade there are so many red herrings, secrets, and lies that they could get a bit tiresome for some readers.

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