Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Stone Cold by David Baldacci

Finn noted the two men next to Simpson. They had earpieces and were armed, maybe Secret Service. Simpson had no doubt taken extra precautions, particularly since the three former Triple Sixes and Carter Gray had died. Finn's plan did not involve a direct attack on Simpson. Simpson needed to know why his life was ending. Yet Finn would think of a way; he always did. ~ Stone Cold, page 108 ~

One by one, men from Stone's shadowy past are turning up dead. Behind this slaughter stands one man: Harry Finn. To almost all who know him, Finn is a doting father and loving husband who uses his skills behind the scenes to keep our nation safe. But the other face of Harry Finn is that of an unstoppable killer who inevitably sets his lethal bull's-eye on Oliver Stone. And with Finn, Stone may well have meet his match.

David Baldacci is one of my favorite authors and for me this book was exactly what I expected. There are likable characters, under-handed government big-wigs, intrigue and cover-ups that keep me guessing, and those little unexpected twists and turns. Yes there's suspense but there are moments of light-hearted fun. There's also a moment of great sadness if you've spent time with the members of the Camel Club in past books. While the book was a fast read and not taxing I enjoyed the ride and look forward meeting up with this group again in the future.


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