Saturday, November 28, 2009
"Divine Justice", by David Baldacci
4th novel in the Camel Club series
The author’s has come up with another thrilling story. It opens where “Cold Stone” ended right after the assassinations of Carter Gray and Roger Simpson by Oliver Stone. Both men had conspired to ruin Stone’s life ultimately forcing him underground.
As the story unfolds, Stone now on the run hops a train to New Orleans. During the course of the train ride, Stone comes to the aid of Danny Riker who is targeted by a group of goons. They strike up a friendship and end up in Divine Virginia, Riker’s hometown, with a façade of a quiet mining town in the middle of nowhere.
The plot is gripping and exciting, it moves along at a fast pace, not a dull moment. Stone now considered the most wanted man in the USA finds himself in the middle of a sinister town where townsfolk have witnessed murders, accidental hunting deaths, apparent suicides, narcotic smuggling and to top it all off the town has a super maximum prison.
The object of a massive manhunt, Stone realizes he is being tracked by Macklin Hayes’ best tracker CIA Joe Knox. Following Stone and Knox in the cat and mouse situation are Stone’s allies from the Camel Club ready to help at any cost……
Baldacci has masterfully created two parallel plots “Knox’s pursuit of Stone and Stone’s bizarre journey”, both are filled with twists and surprises and a cast of well-developed characters.
Once again, Baldacci takes his readers on a rollercoaster ride of intrigue and suspense.