The hair-raising suspense of The General's Daughter... the wry wit of The Gold Coast... this is vintage Nelson DeMille at the peak of his originality and the height of his powers...
Wounded in the line of duty, NYPD homicide cop John Corey is convalescing in rural eastern Long Island when an attractive young couple he knows is found shot to death on the family patio. The victims were biologists at Plum Island, a research site rumored to be an incubator for germ warfare. Suddenly, a local double murder takes on shattering global implications - and thrusts Corey and two extraordinary women into a dangerous search for the secret of Plus Island....
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“DeMille's Mike Hammer-like cop is a chuckle-provoking winner, and the plot cleverly combines biological hazards and shiver-me-timbers pirate legends. An entertaining mix from the big-selling DeMille.” (Booklist)
“Heavy wisecracking keeps the fun flowing as DeMille cranks up a thrilling, entertaining plot.” (Kirkus Reviews)
Reading is my greatest pleasure and I read for entertainment. Mystery, suspense and romance are my picks.
A great story with lots of suspense and action. I love a good, long book and although I enjoyed Plum Island, there were a few instances where I felt the details of some scenes went on and on. But it was still enjoyable and I have to say that I liked the main character, John Cory very much.
but try one of Nelson Demille's newer books, like the Panther.
The main character isn't such a misogynist jerk. He mellows out a lot more.
Tense great story
John Cory.. Smart tough and tender
Great story. Exciting ending. Tense to the end
Nelson DeMille is one of the best. I have listend to almost all his books
As far as detective stories go, this one is uninspired. I could not wrap my mind around the main charter. I did like him and never cared if he survived the story. That is never a good feeling when reading a book. His character was shallow and stereo typed. The story concept was good, but it would have been better in half the time.
Scott Brick did of fine job of narrating, but there is only so much you can do with a weak story line.
I read this book shortly after it was published. I didn't remember the story, but I remembered that I thought it was a good book. So I decided to listen to it. Good choice. DeMille could write a page-turning story, I knew. Scott Brick can tell his stories well, too.This is a good surprising mystery with an ending that makes you hope for a sequel.
A long time reading junky that has moved to audiobooks to continue the addiction despite the busy work and family life.
I saw more of these "John Corey" books coming out and wanted to jump on the train, but started here from the beginning. I'm glad I did. The story is great, the narration is great, and I'm excited to read more about John Corey. I don't think he'll take the place of Harry Bosch as my favorite bad "a" detective, but I think he'll be a good second place. He's tough, ballsy, and just grumpy enough to upset all the right people, and some of the wrong ones. A trait I feel a good detective would really have. If you like good detective novels with some action thrown in, then you'll like this book.
Hooked on Nelsen DeMille's corny humor with the John Corey character. Very entertaining listen but you have to keep in mind that it is not a literary masterpiece or a classic novel. It is a good enjoyable story of whodunnit. Cory unravels all the clues, steps on all the toes, pisses everybody off, breaks all the rules, solves the case, kills the bad guy and gets the girl. This review can be used for the whole John Corey series. LOL.
This was the first book I've read or listened to by this author and I really enjoyed the story. John Corey (the main character) kept me laughing and the narrator did an awesome job with Corey's sense of humor. It wasn't easy pulling that off. I highly recommend this.
The story had a good twist. It was interesting to follow the logic of the case. John's attitude and wise cracking was very enjoyable.
Scott Brick is one of my favorite readers.
Be ready for a brash, egotistical, NYC personality. If you can handle that....you will love this book. Story is well written and Scott Brick's voice is the perfect fit. His voice almost reminds me a bit of John Wayne. He keeps you attached to the storyline.
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