Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Collectors by David Baldacci

About the book: The assassination of the U.S. Speaker of the House has shaken the nation. And the Camel Club has found a chilling connection with another death: the body of the director of the Library of Congress's rare books room has been found in a locked vault.
The Camel Club's unofficial leader, a man who calls himself Oliver Stone, discovers that someone is selling America to its enemies one classified secret at a time. Then Annabelle Conroy, the greatest con artist of her generation, struts her way into the club and gives it a sexy new edge -- one it needs. Because the two murders are hurtling the Camel Club into a world of espionage that can bring America to its knees.

My thoughts: This was a good mystery with its two sub plots working side by side to come to an end. First there is a death by seemingly natural causes of the head librarian of the Library of Congress, and the assassination of the speaker of the house. Second there is a con woman who is trying to con casino owner (who had murdered her mother) out of over 30 million! The second is what brought Annabelle to the Camel Club but had little else to do but leave an opening for the next novel. I found this to be an entertaining read and I really do like the members of the Camel Club!

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