10 thoughts on “Divine Justice

  1. says:

    While the writing is clear the plot is over convoluted The protagonist doesn t have a cape, but emerges from most situations on top of the heap The end was predictable Nice characters.


  2. says:

    John Carr aka Oliver Stone is on the run from everyone.After killing a very prominent agency heads and a US senator, to be fair they both deserve it John has left a note for the other Camel Club members not to look for him and forget that he ever existed, he doesn t expect to survive this ordeal Of course the club are not about to abandon John, no matter what.John ends up in a small mining town, Divine, in the middle of nowhere He soon finds out that all is not well in Divine John is soon up John Carr aka Oliver Stone is on the run from everyone.After killing a very prominent agency heads and a US senator, to be fair they both deserve it John has left a note for the other Camel Club members not to look for him and forget that he ever existed, he doesn t expect to survive this ordeal Of course the club are not about to abandon John, no matter what.John ends up in a small mining town, Divine, in the middle of nowhere He soon finds out that all is not well in Divine John is soon up to his neck in dead bodies.For me,David Baldacci blows hot and cold but this was one of his warmer ones.Lots of impossible situations with death waiting at the end, a fate John somehow keeps avoiding.There is the obligatory little lady who needs help, and a bitbesides And of course there are bad guys and good guys But some of the bad guys are not really bad and some of the good guys are not really good.We ve all read books like this before but it was still a page turner that I enjoyed.Recommended light easy and entertaining reading


  3. says:

    Ok, this is my first Baldacci, and I know this is part of a series, but stop me if you ve heard this one a former spy cop assassin is on the run after getting vengeance on the people who killed his wife child parent partner and finds himself mixed up with a child woman town who needs protection from the local drug dealers gang bangers corrupt officials Needless to say, this is definitely a genre piece However, I can t really fault it, even with the absurd Appalachian setting It was an entert Ok, this is my first Baldacci, and I know this is part of a series, but stop me if you ve heard this one a former spy cop assassin is on the run after getting vengeance on the people who killed his wife child parent partner and finds himself mixed up with a child woman town who needs protection from the local drug dealers gang bangers corrupt officials Needless to say, this is definitely a genre piece However, I can t really fault it, even with the absurd Appalachian setting It was an entertaining read and Ithan once found that my subway ride passed quicker than expected I also really liked the component of his friends, the Camel Club, which isn t normally a part of the loner fiction this usually belongs to I didn t feel like I lacked for having not read the rest of the series and even though this isn t my normal cup of tea, I d still be interested in reading another


  4. says:

    Hayes still held the record, Knox believed, of having the highest casualty count of any field officer in the Vietnam war Yet because those losses often came with victories, at least victories measured in the taking of small hills or even yards of turf, sometimes only for hours, Hayes had moved swiftly up the command chain Still, Knox did not intend becoming one of the man s statistics on his way to yet another triumph 3 star General Hayes assigns Joe Knox the task of finding Oliver Stone ak Hayes still held the record, Knox believed, of having the highest casualty count of any field officer in the Vietnam war Yet because those losses often came with victories, at least victories measured in the taking of small hills or even yards of turf, sometimes only for hours, Hayes had moved swiftly up the command chain Still, Knox did not intend becoming one of the man s statistics on his way to yet another triumph 3 star General Hayes assigns Joe Knox the task of finding Oliver Stone aka John Carr , America s most wanted assassin and a fugitive for thirty years, who has pulled off hits on a US senator and an agency head in a matter of hours At first Knox sets out to interview Carr s known associates The Camel Club who decide that they had better find him first When Knox pulls Carr s military record from the archives he begins to suspect that the General is running a personal agenda to get to Carr before the FBI and silence him.The narrative switches between Knox s search and Carr s escape He boards a train to New Orleans I think , but gets embroiled in a fight saving a 20 something idiot called Danny They are kicked off the trainfighting and Carr Stone catch a bus and hitch a lift to Danny s home in the coal mining town of Divine, in the Appalachians of West Virginia Apart from the mine, the other employer is the supermax prison, run by the ruthless Tyree, elder brother of the local police officer Carr tries to leave a town of secrets, murders, accidental deaths and apparent suicides, but is strangely attracted to Danny s mother.Eventually, Knox catches up with Carr and the two men find themselves fighting for their own survival.This was my first David Baldacci novel and I found it pure soap opera with a whiff of dystopia Plenty of action, brutal villains meeting their match maker Entertaining enough, but nothing here for me to want to read


  5. says:

    David Baldacci is one of my fave authors and this is on my fave series especially with the addtion of Annabelle.The story like was good and gripping, hooked you from the start to the end You wonder what luck Oliver has going into a small town with this mysterious happenings going on.I like the new friend he made, Joe Knox, and glad to see Harry Finn return also.Over all, a really good suspsenseful read to the end Fans will not be dissapointed.


  6. says:

    Rating 9.5 10 Extraordinary Divine Tale of a true American Hero After reading the Camel Club series as a whole, the order of the books from better to worst is 5 4 2 3 1 The novels picks up with John Carr popping the head of Carted Gray and the heart of Simpson and being on the run and dead Oliver Stone is back I expected this novel to be just a cat and mouse game between Uncle Sam and Oliver But this novel is entirely flabbergasting and the plot was also well woven One w Rating 9.5 10 Extraordinary Divine Tale of a true American Hero After reading the Camel Club series as a whole, the order of the books from better to worst is 5 4 2 3 1 The novels picks up with John Carr popping the head of Carted Gray and the heart of Simpson and being on the run and dead Oliver Stone is back I expected this novel to be just a cat and mouse game between Uncle Sam and Oliver But this novel is entirely flabbergasting and the plot was also well woven One would think that the main focus of the novel will be about Oliver running from the government Well, here is the rub this is just the part of the plot Surprise The plot mainly focuses on the town called Divine The town, while outside, looks like a perfect dream town, it gets a lot worse when one looks into it deeply The town is completely plagued with deaths and Oliver is the hero the town needs and deserves He quickly became a hero there, but as his past was catching up to him, things got a lotdarker The cat and mouse game was a lot different here the hunter had to think like the hunted and hunted the other way round The Camel Club again saves the day by defending it s leader The characters just grew on meThe themes like loyalty, human nature were explored nicely


  7. says:

    The fourth book in The Camel Club series by David Baldacci starts out with Oliver on the run after the events in Stone Cold which I am still bitter over btw Oliver is on the train heading out of DC when he sees a fellow passenger, Danny, being beaten Against his better judgement, Oliver comes to the man s aid and ends up getting thrown off of the train in the middle of nowhere Virginia Low on funds and no where else to be, Oliver accepts Danny s invitation to stay the night in the town of D The fourth book in The Camel Club series by David Baldacci starts out with Oliver on the run after the events in Stone Cold which I am still bitter over btw Oliver is on the train heading out of DC when he sees a fellow passenger, Danny, being beaten Against his better judgement, Oliver comes to the man s aid and ends up getting thrown off of the train in the middle of nowhere Virginia Low on funds and no where else to be, Oliver accepts Danny s invitation to stay the night in the town of Divine, VA.Within days of coming to Divine, Oliver finds himself attacked several times, a witness to murders and in the middle of a huge cover up Of course, he can t help himself and begins to investigate the goings on in the small town While Oliver is investigating Divine s secrets, the federal government and the Camel Club are each searching for him.I enjoyed this one I like the new character that was introduced, Joe Knox, as well as some that we picked up in book 3 One of my favorites, Alex Ford, finds himself in some tight spots as he struggles with his sense of right and fair play when it comes to Oliver vs his role as law enforcement.Again, read this as an audiobook and the narrator, Ron McLarty, added to the experience with his reading and the character portrayals I noticed on the next book on audio, they ve added a female narrator and I m not sure how I m going to like that as it maybe too distracting with two voices in the same conversation McLarty did fine on his own with all parts even the female dialogues.Rating 4.25 Stars


  8. says:

    Right from the get go this book takes off where 3 left off, very fast paced Oliver Stone is on the run, and run he must So many bad people out there who do you trust, better still, can you trust anyone Really enjoyed this book in The Camel Club series.From the blurb Known by his alias, Oliver Stone, John Carr is the most wanted man in America With two pulls of the trigger, the men who destroyed Stone s life and kept him in the shadows were finally silenced.But his freedom comes at Right from the get go this book takes off where 3 left off, very fast paced Oliver Stone is on the run, and run he must So many bad people out there who do you trust, better still, can you trust anyone Really enjoyed this book in The Camel Club series.From the blurb Known by his alias, Oliver Stone, John Carr is the most wanted man in America With two pulls of the trigger, the men who destroyed Stone s life and kept him in the shadows were finally silenced.But his freedom comes at a steep price The assassinations he carried out prompt the highest levels of the U.S government to unleash a massive manhunt Behind the scenes, master spy Macklin Hayes is playing a very personal game of cat and mouse He,than anyone, wants Stone dead.With their friend and unofficial leader in hiding, the members of the Camel Club risk everything to save him Now, as the hunters close in, Stone s flight from the demons of his past will take him from the power corridors of Washington, D.C., to the small, isolated coal mining town of Divine, Virginia and into a world every bit as lethal as the one he left behind


  9. says:

    This was an adventure between misery and death Since Oliver chose to take the law into his own hands, he s been sought after by non other than Macklin Hayes, a general Stone served under and he s still holding a grudge against Stone and his actions many years ago.Stone s on the run and ends up in a town called Divine, West Virgina Trying to hide here will be the toughest thing to do since there are strange activities going on in the small community Saving himself from Hayes s grips will be ea This was an adventure between misery and death Since Oliver chose to take the law into his own hands, he s been sought after by non other than Macklin Hayes, a general Stone served under and he s still holding a grudge against Stone and his actions many years ago.Stone s on the run and ends up in a town called Divine, West Virgina Trying to hide here will be the toughest thing to do since there are strange activities going on in the small community Saving himself from Hayes s grips will be easy compared to what he endures in Divine.Exciting to read and another page turner The story pulls you into it with the simple descriptions and narrative writing skills the author uses The story is very believable


  10. says:

    The 4th entry in the Camel Club series finds our everyman hero, Oliver Stone, resurrected from his dive off a cliff after assassinating a senator and a high level intelligence officer If he wanted to staff off the radar, this is a bad choice.Oliver takes a train, and ends up befriending a young man and following him to his hometown, a haven of nastiness.Yes, this is fiction, and the characters are likable, but the coincidences are multiple and exasperating.


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