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)
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It's the character, John Corey, and the excellent reading by Scott Brick that make this book good -- the story bogs down a bit with some silly action, but mostly it's a great introduction into the series and good enough to make you want to go forward with the rest (which I have done), and which are all better than this particular one. This establishes Corey and some other characters and does a good job of it ... but the next two are really compelling :-)
yes, but would warn them that the last half starts to go down hill.
disappointing & predictable
Scott Brick is one of the few men that can do women better than the average.I just like his voice and styleI have listened to other Scott Brick books and liked the way he read them as well.
The chase seemed to go on forever.
there are parts that are rather gruesome or at least more than I can handle
I loved all the detail and how it just seemed to be like you were inside the characters mind.
Being from Long Island and living on the North Fork this book really hits home. Scott Brick is one of the best and Nelson Demille is brilliant! No disappointments, get this one.
I rarely give myself the time required to sit down and do nothing else except read a book. Thank goodness for Audible!!
Scott Brick could read a phone book and make it sound good. Having read several other books by DeMille I thought I should read his first John Corey novel. Big mistake. The author spends far too much time taking the reader down plot lines that abruptly end. The only reason I finished this disaster was to find out which of the dead ends would be selected to ultimately terminate the wretched book. Clearly DeMille can write but this effort should have been seriously edited.
Far too many details that had no point.
Scott could make a restaurant menu sound compelling. He's great. Too bad he had drivel to read in Plum Island.
About 90%. The author spent hours sending readers/listeners down paths with no purpose. I would have cut the details by at least half - there were too many and they did nothing to advance the plot.
Skip this one. Others by DeMille are much better.
We enjoyed this book so much, laughing out loud many a time at the remarks. The story line is very interesting, and we couldn't stop listening to the point of not being able to get any sleep. There were parts of the story that went on and on, like their visit to Plum Island and their perils in the storm, but that is not to say that those parts weren't interesting, too. We now have a new series to listen to, and that is something we look forward to doing.
The flow, the style and characters.
His voice, his way of making the character as himself.
I would love a tv series.
A great read. I will finish the series. I enjoy books that are linked by character.
The book takes you so many different directions about the time you think you had each mystery solved the story went a completely different way.
yes, I read the book sometime ago and I wanted to renew the story,
Everytime I thought I knew which way the store was going, it went in a different way,.
Only this series.
It's every book Scott Brick has ever done.
It dragged and the hero was annoying. But, at least it was overly-long...
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