Hell’s Corner by David Baldacci; 2010; $27.99; 438 pages; Grand Central Publishing , New York, NY; 978-0-446-19552-2; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Library Outreach Services; 10/24/18-10/26/18
Olive Stone (no not the director) is being forgiven of his sins by the President of the United States, with a condition of course. The British Prime Minister seems to have been the target of a bomb in Lafayette Park. Stone is assigned an MI-6 agent to track down who is responsible for the attempt. HOWEVER, it seems there is more at play here than a simple assassination attempt as Stone and his associate are stymied at many turns. Stone reluctantly accepts the help of his friends in the Camel Club to figure out what is going on.
What is with the title of the review? Oliver Stone is a man of few friends and he feels protective of them, so he doesn’t want to involve them in his troubles, but then he finds out that is when friends are the most important.