Another great book by Nelson DeMille. John Corey is such a wise guy -- constantly breaking up the tight tension of the book. This is one of DeMille's best. A great story and great narration.
The subject line will make sense once you listen to this one. As always, Nelson DeMille injects the story with believable detective work, some great humor, and a little, uh, romantic interludes. I'd recommend this book to ANYONE.
While the language might have it's crude moments,the plot will captivate you, and the "witty banter" between the main characters may have you laughing out loud. Detective or stand-up comic, hmmmmmmm, hard to tell. Does a "Wild Fire" response scenario really exist? This book will have you wondering.
This is the first audio book I have listened to and it set a high standard. It has a diabolical, but plausible, plot, a very irreverent & witty main character and some scary bad guys - the makings of an excellent thriller. The narration is very clear and easy to follow.
Kind of bias as I've read all the Nelson Demille books, but this is another great book with Det. John Corey. Kept me up late at night all week as there are no good places to breat from the reading. A must read for Nelson Demille fans as well as anyone wanting a great story filled with intrigue.
As usual Demille delivers. John Corey is a great character and every book he is in comes to life. This one included. I give the book 4 stars and it gets the extra for keeping the amazing Scott Brick as narrator.
This is another of Nelson DeMille's "can't put it down" books. The author has a tremendous talent for describing believable characters and making the story come alive by pulling the reader into the action (unlike Ludlum, who muddles around and leaves one in the lurch). I recommend highly all of DeMille's books; if you want a great read, you can't do better than this guy.
Here's a joke that exemplifies the sense of humor of the protagonist in this book: "What's the difference between this audiobook and a steaming piece of sh*t?.... $24.95.... Just kidding."
The good: The book's premise was interesting, the story flowed pretty well, and the book was reasonably entertaining overall. Also, Scott Brick did a great job of narrating. Ultimately, I didn't think it was a total waste of time and/or money.
That said, I wouldn't necessarily recommend this book to friends, either: As others have observed, the protagonist was a little irritating. His sense of humor was obnoxious, overwhelming, and distracting -- and frankly, it typically wasn't very funny. For me, it's hard to REALLY enjoy a book if I don't affirmatively like the protagonist. Also, the book was a little predictable, and the characters and dialogue were often shallow and cliche. On the whole, this book is fine. But unless you're truly desperate to find something to read, I'd recommend choosing a different book.
My only complaint about this book is that my husband is emulating the John Corey persona! Sometimes predictable, sometimes a little slow, but WOW what fun to "read"! When is the next book coming out and is Scott Brick going to read it?
Yes, the premise is a bit of a stretch (even though it does make you think), and the ending isn't a total surprise, but what a ride! I especially enjoyed the main character, John Corey's relentless, irreverent, but hilarious wit, and his wife and partner, Kate Mayfield's, disgusted response. I often found myself laughing out loud. But this isn't a comedy, and I was intrigued from beginning to end.
Scott Brick's narration was perfect. I can't imagine John Corey any other way. I loved it.