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The Collectors (First Edition)

(Book #2 in the The Camel Club Series)

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While a gifted con artist plots against the most ruthless businessman in the world, the Camel Club must stop a renegade CIA agent from selling American secrets to the highest bidder in this #1 New... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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The description stated very good condition, but there are mildew stains on the pages. Also did not state large print. This is the second time I have received a large print, which was not stated as large print.

An outstanding series.

Loved this group of characters and wished there was more to this series. Keep the suspense going, on to the next.

The Collectors and 2 others.

I can't say as the books never came. I did put in a change of address when these books were ordered but they never showed up. This is the second time I have had a problem getting a delivery.

The Collectors: A Review

The latest novel concerning the members of the Camel Club, first introduced in the novel of the same name by Virginia author David Baldacci, is as intriguing and exciting as the previous work. The story begins with the death of the Speaker of the House and speeds on from there to introduce us to an employ of the Library of Congress who also meets a fatal end. In comes Caleb Shaw, another employ at the LoC and member of the Camel Club. Soon, the four friends are embroiled in a story of conspiracy, murder, and spies selling secrets. Meanwhile another character, Annabelle Conroy, has her own story to tell in Atlantic City. It's not long before the two plots mesh leading Annabelle, Caleb, Oliver, Reuben and Milton -- with infrequent appearances by Secret Service agent Alex Ford -- to ferret out the mystery and bring the villains to justice. The Good: While not as good in this reviewer's opinion as The Camel Club, The Collectors is still a very good novel. The characters are intriguing, with heroes you can't help but root for and a villain that is so wicked, so down right corrupt, that you can't help but love and hate him at the same time. The scenes in the Library of Congress were very well done and it was in this place that Caleb Shaw really shined as not only a character but almost as a real person. The cliffhanger was amazingly well done. The Bad: This reviewer would have liked to have seen a little more of Alex Ford. Also, despite the very well done cliffhanger the ending was good but a little rushed in parts. In closing, The Collectors is a good novel definitely worthy of a reread after reading or rereading The Camel Club. It is a very good book and should be picked up; but, pick up the first novel beforehand.

Baldacci hits another home run with The Collectors

Oliver Stone and crew are back in an interesting mystery that has murders, espionage, casino cons, and much more that keep the pages turning. The book starts off with the introduction of a new character, Annabelle Conroy, who is organizing a con against an Atlantic City casino that is still run by the mob. Oliver Stone and crew are back in Washington where Caleb Shaw, the librarian at the Library on Congress, is thrust into the meat and potatoes murder mystery of the book. While Caleb and Oliver work to solve a mystery that has international implications, Annabelle crosses paths with Stone, and helps the members of the Camel Club solve a very interesting case. With all of the twists and turns that one expects from Baldacci, The Collectors will keep you turning the pages and even in the end leave you wanting more! A great book.

Better than The Camel Club...

I enjoyed The Camel Club but The Collectors was outstanding. I hate it when people summarize the whole book so I'll just say this: if you want a fun read, strange characters, and a fast-paced interesting plot, you will love this book. It also doesn't matter if you have read the first book, you will not have to catch up. This isn't a book for literary critics, it is just a fun mystery NOVEL.

Perhaps Baldacci's Best Yet. Sit Back and Enjoy This One!

David Baldacci's ensemble of fascinating and brilliantly created characters in `The Collectors' coupled with two intertwining plots of murder and a clever financial con make for a completely enjoyable and page-turning read. Following his best selling hit `The Camel Club' with some familiar faces and the addition of the sultry yet incorrigibly scandalous Annabelle Conroy, readers will be continually amused and entertained as Baldacci, as if a grand maestro, intertwines and blends the character action and movement with such ease and storyline pleasure. As usual and expected in Baldacci's novels, readers will be left turning the pages, in this case as the plot moves to a very interesting conclusion when the World of Washington politics and those involved with a long-term swindle are forced to collide. Folks, sit back and enjoy `The Collectors', it very well may be David Baldacci's best yet.
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