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Reviewed by Caleb S.

Hell’s Corner is David Baldacci’s 5th book in the Camel Club series. I think he has done an excellent job with this continuation. Like all the books in the series, the premise for Hell’s Corner is a little hard to swallow, but if you accept it, the rest of the book is a fun ride.

Oliver is an ex-US assassin who has been screwed over by his government more times than should be possible. He has avoided assassinations several times, and has recently saved the life of the President.

When Oliver returns from Divine, Virginia, he’s visited by some men in black. He assumes that they’ve come to clean up some loose ends and is rather surprised when he’s brought to see the President in person. If Oliver accepts one last mission, the President will wipe his slate clean. Before Oliver is able to undertake his mission to infiltrate and disrupt the Russian mafia drug trade in Mexico, a new problem arises. Somehow, someone was able to get a bomb into the park across the street from the White House and it looks like it could be related to the President’s request.

I have read three of the four previous books in this series and I have to say that Hell’s Corner is my favorite of the bunch. The ending was a little pat and blah but not so much that it ruined the rest of the book; if I hadn’t read the previous books, it might have been a cool ending. Hell’s Corner is a good thriller, with a lot of twists and turns to keep you guessing what will happen next and who is in charge of all the mischief.

Caleb is a software engineer and amature woodworker living in southern Minnesota. He has more hobbies than he has time or money for, and enjoys his quiet time reading.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Grand Central Publishing. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.