|Collectors, the (2006) [Novel]|
by David Baldacci
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Series: Camel Club
(Library of Congress description):
OVER THE HILL. OUT OF THE LOOP. AND TRYING TO SAVE THEIR COUNTRY...
In Washington, D.C., where power is everything and too few have too much of it, four highly eccentric men with mysterious pasts call themselves the Camel Club. Their mission: find out what's really going on behind the closed doors of Americia's leaders.
The assassination of the U.S. Speaker of the House has shaken the nation. And the outrageous inconoclasts of the Camel Club have found a chilling connection with another death: the demise of the director of the Library of Congress's rare books room, whose body has been found in a locked vault where seemingly nothing could have harmed him.
A man who calls himself Oliver Stone is the group's unofficial leader. Staying one step ahead of his violent past and headquartered in a caretaker's cottage in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Stone, drawning on his vast experience and acute deductive powers, discovers that someone is selling America to its enemies one classified secret at a time. When Annabelle Conroy, the greatest con-artist of her generation, struts onto the scene in high-heeled boots, the Camel Club gets a sexy new edge. And they'll need it, because the two murders are hurtling them into a world of high-stakes espionage that threatens to bring America to its knees.
From an ingenious con in Atlantic City to the possible forgery of one of the rarest and most valuable books in American history, to a showdown of epic proportions in the very heart of the capital, David Baldacci weaves a brilliant, white-knuckle tale of suspense in which every collector is searching for one missing prize: the one to die for...
Original title: The Collectors
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Spy/Espionage