This is the first in the Camel Club series of books set in Washington DC. It uncovers a plot within the intelligence community to kidnap POTUS. A highly entaertaining reda that never loses pace. The characters are great and utterly believeable. I love Milton with his OCD.
Highly recommended read in the spy thriller genre. Will definitely be on the lookout for more Baldacci books.
Having been inspired by seeing a trailer based on this title I decided to find a copy at my library and read it. This book is not the first in the Odd Thomas series ( I did not realise when I got it) but it was still quite interesting as a a stand alone read. It follow a one day format where by Odd leaves his home in the morning and returns 24 hours later after an epic supernatural adventure. There a re many mysteries (unresolved) like just WHO is Mrs Fischer? What does it mean to be blue and smooth? A lot of questions I wanted answered and continued reading through the tedious descriptions of desolate industrial landscapes in the definite hope that they would be answered. Mr Koonts , however, had other ideas…..not to satisfy my desire for answers.
My overall view is that this sort of book appeals to major fans of the genre. I didnt find it scary at all though. I would like to read the first book in the series because I think that one will be the really good one. Read this book if you really really like Mr Koontz.
Ok so I will be honest – I could not finish this book. It started off okay but I kept expecting things to pick up but they didnt and pretty soon it became my go to sleep ‘white noise’. This genre of mother daughter relationship is clearly not for me.
Ma Ramotswe returns in this charming endearing book about a traditionally built woman detective in Botswana. It was evocative if a bit slow. It meanders through the key relationships between Mma Ramotswe and Ma Makutsi , who now has a baby.
I mildly enjoyed it but would have liked more pace. Loved Mma Makutsi’sbstoryline.
This is the first audiobook I have ‘read’. John Baldacci writes in a simple enjoyable way. The plots were not unlike any good spy novels from similar genres. Whilst I enjoyed it I felt the characters were lacking…kudos to the author though for at least having a strong female character in the form of Anabelle. A big plus for was the lack of emphasis on her physicality or attractiveness to the male. Shocking plot twist towards the end that i did not expect – so that picked up the pace of the book.
I shall definitely return to Baldacci (especially if Lee Child isnt available)
Star rating 7