What I liked: It was complicated. I like my thrillers complicated. There were a lot of characters but this played into the story. I didn't lose track very often but a couple of times I had to refresh my memory on who was who.
I connected to several characters but not all of them, which in a first in a series is to be expected. I didn't mind the subject matter or what others felt was a bit preachy. I just took it for what it was, information provided for the reader to digest. What the reader does with that information is up to them.
Did I expect the book to be believable? Not really but somewhat. In today's age, I think anything is possible. I would hope there were more safeguards in place to prevent the plot described in The Camel Club but again, it could happen.
I approached reading The Camel Club as purely entertainment and enjoyed it. It did what it was supposed to do and kept me interested. What more can ask from reading a book. I think it was a solid first book in a series I will continue.
What I didn't like: There were parts that seemed to drag but as this was a thriller, I didn't want to skim and miss something I needed to know. I wan't completely engaged but it was a good read for me.
The pricing seems to be very fair. The Kindle and Nook versions are $6.99 and the paperbacks at both stores are $8.00. You can also get a good deal on the used paperback and hardcover editions at both sites.