Stone Cold by David Baldacci
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The #1 bestselling author of The Collectors and Simple Genius returns with STONE unforgetable novel of revenge, conspiracy, and murder that brings a band of unlikely heroes face-to-face with their greatest threat.

Oliver Stone, the leader of the mysterious group that calls itself the Camel Club, is both feared and respected by those who've crossed his path. Keeping a vigilant watch over our leaders in Washington, D.C., the Camel Club has won over some allies, but it has also earned formidable enemies-including those in power who will do anything to prevent Stone and his friends from uncovering the hidden, secret work of the government.

Annabelle Conroy, an honorary member of the Camel Club, is also the greatest con artist of her generation. She has swindled forty million dollars from casino king Jerry Bagger, the man who murdered her mother. Now he's hot on her trail with only one goal in mind: Annabelle's death. But as Stone and the Camel Club circle the wagons to protect Annabelle, a new opponent, who makes Bagger's menace pale by comparison, suddenly arises.

One by one, men from Stone's shadowy past are turning up dead. Behind this slaughter stands one man: Harry Finn. To almost all who know him, Finn is a doting father and loving husband who uses his skills behind the scenes to keep our nation safe. But the other face of Harry Finn is that of an unstoppable killer who inevitably sets his lethal bull's-eye on Oliver Stone. And with Finn, Stone may well have met his match.

As Annabelle and the Camel Club fight for their lives, the twists and turns whipsaw, leading to a finale that is as explosive as it is shattering. And when buried secrets are at last violently resurrected, the members of the Camel Club left standing will be changed forever.

With unrelenting pacing, stunning reversals, and two of the most compelling characters in modern fiction, STONE COLD is David Baldacci writing at his breathtaking best.

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 and his foundation at, and to look into its program to spread books across America at
Published November 6, 2007 by Grand Central Publishing. 401 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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While Stone, who used to be John Carr when he was in the government’s employ, works out a plan that will utilize the oddly skilled circle of friends that comprise the Camel Club, mild-mannered suburban dad Harry Finn is working through his own task list.

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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 an

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Middle-aged baritones offer no great challenge to McLarty's talent, yet his subtle shifts are admirable, from the thoughtful, slightly rough-edged Stone to the rougher-edged Bagger to Gray's sneeringly perfect locution.

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Book Reporter

While STONE COLD is a fine stand-alone novel, readers of the Camel Club books before this one will turn the pages faster than ever --- and be left wondering where Oliver Stone and his cronies will turn up next.

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Entertainment Weekly

Oliver Stone — the rueful ex-CIA assassin, not the bombastic auteur — and his special-ops pals protect scammer Annabelle Conroy from a vengeful mark, while a Homeland Security consultant and doting dad who moonlights as a killer zeros in on Stone in Stone Cold.

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The Bookbag

She does not really want help in her hiding from the vengeful Jerry Bagger, but the Camel Club gives her it - a select few people with deathly secretive pasts, led by - well, he at first appears to be an old bum working and living in a cemetery, on closer look is a tax-dodging, bureaucracy-hating...

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Reviewing the Evidence

In the previous outing, THE COLLECTORS, Annabelle had conned Jerry Bagger, the casino owner who had murdered her mother, out of forty million dollars.

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