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Plum Island | [Nelson DeMille]

Plum Island

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 Plum Island....
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Publisher's Summary

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....

©1997 Nelson DeMille (P)2010 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

“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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    DERALD Pensacola, FL, United States 11-07-10
    DERALD Pensacola, FL, United States 11-07-10 Member Since 2000
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    "Great on par with" LION'S GAME""

    Lion's Game was in the top five out my 700+ audible books on file. John Corey was back at his earlier brazen, witty. intuitive (lovable) self. This book was mentioned in two other De Mille books and I had wondered why it was not available in audible form. From my grateful heart,I enjoyed this book more than any other book I have listened to this year.

    31 of 34 people found this review helpful
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    Paul williamstown, NJ, United States 12-03-10
    Paul williamstown, NJ, United States 12-03-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Thanks Nelson for bringing an oldy to AUDIBLE"

    I have been hooked on Audio books for about 2 years now. I have already listened to ALL the John Corey books. Love them all and the personality. I get so dissapointed when I see there are earlier books in a series that arent available in Audible... Or even worse.. Abridged versions (chills).... 1/4 way into this book I had figured this was my favorite John Corey book to date!. I am about 30 min from the end of the book.

    A good FUN story line, Not the same old same old plot... again. I cant believe John Corey was that sarcastic back THEN. Feels like he was more a smart ass then then in Lion's Game. I love thr Humor, the depth of the plot. No boring spots... One of my top 10 Audibles for sure..... and Thanks again for Scott Brick!!

    PAUL

    19 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Denham Springs, LA, United States 12-02-10
    Michael Denham Springs, LA, United States 12-02-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Another excellent job"

    I am a fan of Nelson Demille and it doesn't hurt that one of the best narrators, Scott Brick reads most of his work online. I listened to most of the John Corey books before they released Plum Island to audio and it was referenced quite often by the author in retro comments. Really pleased with this one and happy I got it. You will not be disappointed if you get this one. Promise!

    14 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie Mountain Top, PA, United States 11-07-10
    Stephanie Mountain Top, PA, United States 11-07-10 Member Since 2003
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    "Vintage John Corey at last"

    I have been checking Audible for months hoping for Plum Island to be available. Yesterday my prayers were answered and I was happily listening to the original John Corey detective story, the first of five Demille books featuring this entertaining and amazing character, within 10 minutes. Scott Brick is John Corey. Plum Island is engaging and a great listen.

    22 of 26 people found this review helpful
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    Christian Lavergne, TN, United States 11-14-10
    Christian Lavergne, TN, United States 11-14-10 Member Since 2008

    Audiobooks allow book nerds like me to venture out in public and keep "reading."

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    "Enjoyable"

    Nice listen...it's nice to go back to the first John Correy book. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a nice, long listen.

    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Hans Virginia Beach, VA 05-08-12
    Hans Virginia Beach, VA 05-08-12 Member Since 2009
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    "I hoped someone would shoot the main character"

    Good plot, and an interesting concept. But horrible absolutely horrible main character. In every situation, he is boorish and obnoxious. At first it was kinda funny, but then as the book wore on, his dialog became immature and dull. To everyone that John Corey met, he was an ass. I kept expecting to discover the interesting side of the main character. But it never happened. After a couple of hours, John Corey's dialog wasn't funny. Stopped after nine hours. Deleted from my library. Too bad, I would have liked to known how it came out.

    15 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Alicia DESTIN, FL, United States 08-03-11
    Alicia DESTIN, FL, United States 08-03-11 Member Since 2005
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    "narrated to perfection"

    Scott Brick does it again! The book is pretty good, but his performance of agent John Corey is superb. Great way to get the series going.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mark RAMONA, CA, United States 12-04-12
    Mark RAMONA, CA, United States 12-04-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Very average and predictable, but still enjoyable"

    I picked this up on a recommendation of a family member, and while I lied to them about my feelings on it, I won't lie to you. The narrator does a good job of giving voice to this easy detective novel following a murder of employees of a research facility, but it telegraphs its solution pretty early on if you're used to this genre, and the only thing left was the details of the how, as why and who are given up pretty early on. Still though, the how was interesting enough to keep me engaged, and this wouldn't be a terrible companion on a long drive, but there may be others more worthy.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Larry Colorado Springs, CO, United States 05-24-12
    Larry Colorado Springs, CO, United States 05-24-12 Member Since 2007

    メロンパン!! (れ・ω・な)

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    "Full of scarasm"

    The story itself was pretty good. It was a detective mystery style book and overall it wasn't bad. It had some really funny parts at the beginning, but the main characters brand of humor (making sarcastic remarks to every little comment) started to get old after Part 1 and then I just started getting annoyed with it after part 2. The middle of the book was rather boring and seemed to include some random events to fill a few more pages. The ending wasn't bad but it could have been better.


    The biggest problem I have with this book is that the main character is your typical arrogant and self centered "Alpha Male" who can dish it out but can't take it and has to come up with a scarastic/smartass reply to everything. By the end of the book it's clear that John is a real ahole so this will be the first and last book that I read from Nelson DeMille.


    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Kate Saco, ME, United States 03-14-12
    Kate Saco, ME, United States 03-14-12 Member Since 2008

    I am a big fan of thrillers. I only give stories a 5 rating if it really keeps my attention and makes we anxiously wait to see what's next!

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    "Good solid story"

    I enjoyed Plum Island and would give it another half star if it were an option. The story is good but a bit drawn out. I enjoyed the main character's humor but it too was a bit over the top. It was a good listen but not the type where you just can't wait to hear what happens next. It was entertaining but a bit long. I found the last main part where they were traveling by boat to the Plum Island during the hurricane way too long.

    Overall I would say it was a good listen but not outstanding.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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