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Radiant Angel

imageJohn Corey is back fighting for the safety of the United States against a new enemy who is actually an old enemy. In Radiant Angel Corey faces a diabolical plot when he is on what he thinks is a routine surveillance operation. Author Nelson DeMille creates a spellbinding race against time to stop a plot that could kill millions and bring the country to its knees.

this is the seventh book in DeMille’s John Corey series and it lives up to the standards previously set.  There is a minor backstory regarding his wife who was more prominent in the previous novels that makes me look forward to the next novel.

The Lion

lion“The sun was in the western sky, and it shone down into the covered walkways and on the faces of the people who were part mourners and part curiosity seekers.  Some of them, Khalil thought, did not comprehend what had befallen them, and some only dimly understood why this had happened.  Most of them, he was certain, saw this event as a single incident, without context and without meaning.  The Americans lived in the moment, without history and thus without prophecy.  Their ignorance and their arrogance, and their love of comfort and their disobedience to God, were their greatest weakness.  The moment in which they lived was passing and there was no future for them.”

Wild Fire

John Corey and his wife Kate Mayfield are back after losing some friends on 9/11.  Corey is his irascible self, but Kate has undergone some transformation since being so close to the tragedy on that fateful day.  In Wild Fire the detective team is looking to solve a crime involving a close friend when they stumble upon a infinitely more world-changing plot.  I’ve come to expect a lot of suspense and thrills from author Nelson DeMille and as usual, he delivered in Wild Fire.  Except for the fate of an old friend near the end I was somewhat disappointed in how DeMille chose to deal with some of the big bad boys.  I would have preferred a more definitive end to their “careers.”

Night Fall

John Corey and his new wife attend a memorial service in remembrance of the victims of TWA Flight 800 which exploded shortly after take off from New York’s JFK International Airport.  Five years after the tragedy there are still open wounds and doubt about the official explanation of the events leading up to the explosion.  In Night Fall Corey opens and investigation as only he can and in turn takes some heat from members of the federal government who don’t seem anxious to have him looking into the events of that night.

The Lion’s Game

Nelson DeMille has a winning formula with his character, John Corey, and the interplay between the former NYPD detective and federal intelligence agencies. The Lion’s Game has John Corey on what seemingly was a routine mission to help escort a prisoner from the airport.  Things went terribly wrong and it is up to Corey’s detective work and his instincts to find the fugitive.  Some of the characters from Plum Island are back though you certainly don’t need to have read that book to enjoy this one.

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.

The Panther

I did a thing that I don’t like doing.  I read a book, The Panther, that was not the first in a “series.”  It was just sitting there all attractive in its silver dust jacket at Costco so I bought it.  I had started another, less exciting book, and wanted a good novel to read.  Author Nelson DeMille certainly delivered.  The Panther is a bad guy, a very bad man.  Perhaps the worst is that he is an American citizen who now has an intense hatred of America.  You can guess the religion to which he espouses, though that is not a big part of the book’s narrative.