The Collectors by David Baldacci

This is the second in The Camel Club series of books set in Washington DC. Again the book has an interesting plausible plot supported with funny quirky characters. We get to meet a new member to the Camel Club in the guise of con woman Annabelle Conroy. She is a strong confident ( no pun intended) woman and it is a refreshing character to get to know. There are no gratuitous sex plots to hinder one’s reading experience. The baddie could be badder but hey all things cant be perfect right. Forgeries, old biddy spies, rare books, cons, gambling, spies etc etc

In this one we also get to knoe the ragtag members of the Camel Club a bit better and Milton as always comes up tops.

Loved it and am sad it was the last in this series so I will have to find other DC set books to read…

Rated 7

Made me want to learn more about the rare book field.

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Book Review: Stone Cold by David Baldacci

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