I think many of my readers have already figured this fact out about me – all you have to say is “well-written thriller” and I am choosing to read that book faster than you can say BOO! While I haven’t read the other Camel Club books by David Baldacci, I have read a number of his other novels and I have always enjoyed the characters and the plotlines. For that reason, I loved the idea of reading Hell’s Corner.
To me, having the opportunity to listen to the audiobook was even better than reading Hell’s Corner. With my busy life, I sometimes find it difficult to find the time to sit down and read (though I have found more time in the winter monthes) but I have taken to listening to audiobooks during my commute to work and I find it really enjoyable. Get in the car, start the book and the commute becomes a much more relaxing journey.
The protagonist in Hell’s Kitchen is John Carr, who is also known as Oliver Stone. Described by the publisher as a man who was “once the most skilled assassin his country ever had-stands in Lafayette Park in front of the White House, perhaps for the last time. The president has personally requested that Stone serve his country again on a high-risk, covert mission. Though he’s fought for decades to leave his past career behind, Stone has no choice but to say yes.Then Stone’s mission changes drastically before it even begins. It’s the night of a state dinner honoring the British prime minister. As he watches the prime minister’s motorcade leave the White House that evening, a bomb is detonated in Lafayette Park, an apparent terrorist attack against both leaders. It’s in the chaotic aftermath that Stone takes on a new, more urgent assignment: find those responsible for the bombing.”
I really enjoyed listening to Hell’s Corner. I thought it had a great pace and was really interesting and engaging! It actually made my drives to work fly by (which is no small feat!) and I couldn’t wait until the end of the day when I’d get a chance to listen to it again! I’m going to search out more of David Baldacci’s books because I enjoyed Hell’s Corner so much!