The Camel Club


Author:  David Baldacci

Title:  The Camel Club

Genre:  Political fiction; Suspense stories

Publication Date:  2005

Number of Pages:  448; Audiobook  (Read By Jonathan Davis) Running Time: 16 hours

Geographical Setting: Washington D.C.

Time Period:  Post 9/11

Series (If applicable): Camel Club Novels

Plot Summary:  Oliver Stone is the head of the group that calls themselves the Camel Club.  It consists of three more members, a brilliant hacker who has obsessive – compulsive disorder, an archivist who likes to dress in 19th century garb and a Vietnam veteran.  These four men meet to uncover the “truth” that is hidden from the American public by the government.  During one of these meetings, they witness a murder, which involves them in a plot that will threaten the security of the entire nation.  The Camel club gets help from a Secret Service agent, Alex Ford, who is also drawn into this dramatic and suspenseful plot. David Baldacci’s latest thriller is full of conspiracy theories, politics, murder, intrigue and terrorist plots and it promises to keep the reader on the edge of it’s seat.

Subject Headings: Murder Witnesses; Terrorists; Conspiracies; Secret societies; conspiracy theories; kidnapping; National security; Nuclear warfare

Appeal: Plot-driven, intricately plotted, compelling, suspenseful, dramatic, multiple points of view, foreboding, series characters, contemporary, descriptive, investigative, issue-oriented

3 terms that best describe this book:

Plot-driven, compelling, suspenseful

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