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Review: Hell's Corner by David Baldacci

Macmillan, €21.99, Hardback

Published 15/01/2011 | 11:52

Retired US secret agent Oliver Stone is recalled to duty by none other than President Brennan himself. His task is to infiltrate a Russian drugs cartel that has developed a technology that will make it impossible to detect drug shipments.

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But before Stone can get stuck into this job, he witnesses a bomb being detonated close to the White House, threatening the life of the president and the British prime minister.

Teaming up with MI5 operative Mary Chapman, Stone risks life and limb to find those responsible for the bomb.

David Baldacci is the author of 15 previous consecutive New York Times bestsellers, but on the evidence of this frankly dull and unbelievably OTT effort, perhaps he should consider taking a long holiday.

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