Framing the Dialogue

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.”

It is interesting that the frightening thing about the events in this book is how much is based in truth.  You’ll learn about ELF and NEST, Kneecap and perhaps even Wild Fire.  I hope that our intelligence and policing services are better than indicated between the covers of this book.  If not, and I really don’t believe they are better, I hope we have some dedicated folks like Corey and Mayfield in the trenches;

“Ms. Mayfield is a bit more savvy than she seems, and I hoped that she was in her post-9/11 mind-set, and understood that something very odd was going on in New York and Washington, and that she couldn’t be calling anyone about that.”

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