by David Baldacci
Book #2 in the Camel Club series (2006)
Annabelle is a beautiful stranger with a mysterious past, planning the heist of the century – two short cons to fund a long con, then a life of unashamed luxury, incognito in a foreign land. Jonathan DeHaven, the shy head of the Rare Books Division at the Library of Congress, is planning nothing more than an uneventful day amongst his cherished collection.
But when Jonathan is found dead by Caleb Shaw, a member of the Camel Club, two conspiracies are destined to meet as the Club determines to track down the dead man’s long-lost wife – and Annabelle decides to avenge the death of her beloved ex-husband.
Unfortunately, the victim of Annabelle’s long con has sworn eternal revenge and Jonathan’s killers will stop at nothing to keep the truth about his death, and the code they have perfected over the years, from surfacing…
From an ingenious con in Atlantic City to the possible forgery of one of the rarest and most valuable books in America history, to a showdown of epic proportions in the very heart of the capitol, 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…