Framing the Dialogue

Plum Island

I recently read Nelson DeMille’s book The Panther and rather liked his writing. Plum Island is a step backward in time when I believe that detective John Corey was first introduced by DeMille.  Corey is a homicide detective with NYPD and is staying at his uncle’s house in Long Island as he recuperates from a unsuccessful attempt on his life.  He get pulled into a bizarre murder investigation when two of his acquaintances are murdered.  The novel is named after the island in which the murdered couple work and is home to a federal biological research facility.  Not quite at home in the quaint little towns, Corey ruffles some feathers as he looks into the lives of the victims.

DeMille’s crafted a very good story that builds and builds.  I wouldn’t say the ending was a surprise as the author feeds you enough information, but the ride is a great one.  I thoroughly enjoyed this thriller and lost sleep last night trying to finish it before I turned out the light.


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