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An Original Will Robie /Camel Club Short Story
David Baldacci
Read by Ron McLarty

Hachette Audio
February 4, 2014/ ASIN: B00HQ2CINM
Suspense / Short Story / Unabridged Audiobook / Audible Download / 2 hours and 2 minutes

Reviewed by Brenda Weeaks


Bullseye is a short story that brings two of Baldacci’s bestselling characters together -- Oliver Stone from Camel Club (Hell’s Corner) and deep-cover government assassin Will Robie (The Innocent). I am familiar with Oliver Stone and the Camel Club but Robie is new to me. After listening to Bullseye, I look forward to trying the latest Robie title, The Target. The Bullseye audio version is two hours long.

Oliver Stone wants to deposit a check at the bank in a Georgetown Mall. While waiting in line, he notices Will Robie ducking in at the last minute. Stone recognizes him because Robie has actually followed Stone in the past. Stone wonders why Robie is in this bank, and who he is following this time. Bank robbers walk in and quickly kill Charlie, the security guard, Stone is called grandpa and slapped upside the head, and Robie is punched for being a law abiding citizen. The two are tied up together. They silently size each other up while observing everything they can, including a tattoo. At one point, Stone finds his phone and calls a friend, who then calls a friend in his “club.” That’s just the beginning. It’s two hours of plotting, escaping and revenge, Baldacci style. It’s the only way to go.

Having one Baldacci character promises action and intrigue; having TWO popular characters leads to the ultimate showdown. So what’s next for Baldacci? Hopefully, Stone and Robie will meet King and Maxwell in the next short story.

Reviewed 2014