"The Book Case" is a story that features Nelson DeMille's most famous (and successful) character, Detective John Corey, who has appeared in six DeMille novels: Plum Island, The Lion's Game, Night Fall, Wild Fire, and The Lion. In this story, we see John Corey in his early years as an NYPD Detective, before he became involved with the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force.
©2011 Nelson DeMille (P)2011 Hachette Audio
For all that it's very short, "The Book Case" is funny and absorbing as the reader gets to observe John Corey in action. The attention to the details of a police investigation is appreciated, but the story is unrealistic in that lucky breaks all fall Corey's way, and it's highly unlikely a used bookstore would have so many criminals in it.
Corey, of course. Wise-cracking and intelligent, he's a very entertaining character. The only downsides are those that appear in all Corey books: he says "right" way too often, and he pats himself on the back for being the smartest guy in the room which is a self-serving and unnecessary observation.
Corey. Brick has owned John Corey since he narrated "Plum Island".
"Death Before Breakfast"
"The Panther" was disappointing, as was "Radiant Angel", so it's a pleasure to read a story written when DeMille was in top form.
John Cory as a detective truly fit some stereotypes. The store appear to be dramatically funny rather than mysteriously copy cat of who done it or Clue. Nevertheless, this book was a good short read about one of my best detectives.
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
Oh the humor of course!
I barked out laughter when John is trying to order his breakfast! I had to re listen to it 2x as I was laughing so hard.
He was the reason I purchased this new author. I am his new fan
No need for any removal, just make this into a full book!
I was not going to buy any more of this author, but will have to try one that has this character and the most humor in it.
I really enjoy the Jon Corey series and this iteration, while extremely short was very good. I cannot think of a better Narrator/Character association than Scott Brick as Jon Corey - in every one of the books there are numerous laugh out loud moments to go along with intense detective/thriller story lines. This particular short story is of Corey before he came to work for the anti terrorist task force, back when he was an NYPD detective. As you can imagine the plot cannot be too complicated in this one as the story is less than 2 hours - it is however an interesting story line nonetheless. I wouldn't recommend using a credit since it is so short but if you are looking for an enjoyable short story in between longer novels then I would recommend getting this one.
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