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Plum Island By Nelson DeMille Plum Island The hair raising suspense of The General s Daughter the wry wit of The Gold Coastis is vintage Nelson DeMille at the peak of his originality and the height of his powers Wounded in the line of duty N

  • Title: Plum Island
  • Author: Nelson DeMille
  • ISBN: 9780446679084
  • Page: 229
  • Format: Paperback
  • Plum Island By Nelson DeMille The hair raising suspense of The General s Daughter the wry wit of The Gold Coastis 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 victiThe hair raising suspense of The General s Daughter the wry wit of The Gold Coastis 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 rud 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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    1. Bibi on said:

      Keep in mind that I read this book than 15 years ago and still, the story is as vivid today as it was then Damn That is the genius that is Nelson Demille.We are introduced to Detective John Corey, formerly of the New York police department but, recently retired because some nefarious characters thought it okay to turn John into a human colander The book starts with a convalescing John who wants nothing than to drink beer while relaxing at his Uncle s Long Island beach house When two prominent [...]

    2. Edward Lorn on said:

      With any review I do, I ask myself a single question How much do you care whether or not people read this book This time, the answer is not so simple I honestly have no idea whether or not people are interested in Nelson DeMille Dude has a following He doesn t need my help Also, he s not terrible, so I don t feel the need to be satirical with my review He s somewhere between Greg Iles and Howard Stern Basically, this guy writes really verbose books for middle aged men There s some mention of sex [...]

    3. Jess on said:

      I probably wouldn t have picked up this book if it weren t for a group I was in suggesting it I have never read anything by this author, and to be honest I never really heard of him before this.I really enjoyed this book It started off a little slowly, and the main character John Corey was such a sarcastic SOB that he was great I liked his style and his humor although I m not sure I was really supposed to like him John is a homicide detective with the NYPD and is currently recuperating in the No [...]

    4. Christina on said:

      I will forever remember this book as the one I painstakingly read in tiny font, all 574 pages of it, and found that it could have been shortened to less than half of the pages without reducing any substance or plot whatsoever What a waste of time.I was expecting some big story or conspiracy to unfold, as that s what I was lead to believe by reading the back cover Dead scientists who used to work in an animal research facility, dealing with viruses and bacteria sounds promising isn t it Too bad, [...]

    5. StoryTellerShannon on said:

      Meet John Corey He s a wise cracking, know it all detective recovering at his deceased relative s house in the Long Island area.Wouldn t you know it there he is minding his own business when all of a sudden you get the idea.Well crafted murder mystery DeMille gets the subculture of Long Island OVERALL GRADE A minus to A.

    6. Mike (the Paladin) on said:

      I sat here for a good while considering what to rate this book I came very close to giving it 5 stars and am still thinking it over I reserve the right to come back and up the rating if I decide to, LOL.This is an excellent book in a genre that I don t usually find my favorite It s well written with a likeable yet infuriating protagonist Not too unlike Harry Dresden if that s a reference you re familiar with He does hit one of my annoyance buttons which I ll mention later under a spoiler warning [...]

    7. Leah on said:

      My dad works on Plum Islande real one I was dying to read this book because it s about my home on Long Island and because I know quite a bit about PLum Island, so I wanted to see what Demille would do with the story Indulge my rant, if you willPlum Island is a biosafety level 3 lab off the coast of the north fork of LI that studies animal deseases like Foot Mouth, Mad Cow, etc and does everything they can to keep these diseases out of the US and protect the livestock in our country The island is [...]

    8. Gina on said:

      First book in the series, and I really liked it When I found out that DeMille wrote The General s Daughter, I did a little research on his John Corey series It seems that he hadn t wanted to write a series, but there were too many of his readers who wanted another John Corey book He d been afraid of his female readers what they d think of John as a character He s cocky, tactless, crude, and a real ass, but I adored him I loved how his mind worked, how he processed what he saw, what he heard, wh [...]

    9. Freda Malone on said:

      John Corey is convalescing at his Uncle Harry s Victorian home in the North Fork of Long Island, NY The Suffolk County Chief, Sylvester Maxwell Max has asked John to be a consultant in a double homicide John learns it is friends of his, Tom and Judy Gordon A delightful couple who worked at the infamous Plum Island Research Facility for the Department of Agriculture studying animal diseases, viruses and flu s Immediately, there are several people involved, Foster FBI , Nash DOA , Detective Penros [...]

    10. Stephen on said:

      With this novel I ve got beef Let s begin 1 It s twice as long as it needs to be 700 pages is an absurd length for a standard suspense detective novel And there s nothing special about this novel from a narrative standpoint to warrant this kind of length There s an initial mystery some intriguing facts the plot thickens TWIST plot comes together bad guy revealed final encounter resolution I ve read dozens upon dozens of books with this format, and I would be hard pressed to find any that cracked [...]

    11. Tim The Enchanter on said:

      Something, Whatever, You Know 4 Stars Despite a vocabulary that included non specific words than a valley girl, I found myself amused and entertained by John Corey Both irreverent and brilliant, Corey is one of the most entertaining protagonists I have read in a long time Because of my preference for reading lesser know authors, I have put off reading this series for a long time Fortunately, it was well written and entertaining and I will certainly continue the series Plot Summary John Corey is [...]

    12. Corey on said:

      An excellent murder mystery This was my first book by Nelson Demille, I had heard many good things about the John Corey series, so I decided to give Plum Island a shot, and I wasn t disappointed I love his writing style and how he involves some comedy in his books, I even laughed out loud at some of the funny parts.John Corey to me was like a Bruce Willis type guy, I was really impressed with his character I look forward to reading by Nelson Demille

    13. Sean Peters on said:

      My first book my author Nelson De Mille, and also my first with the great witty character John Corley, and a great end to the 2014 book pal reads for me, so thank you Book Pal friends.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 rumoured to be an incubator for germ warfare Suddenly, a local double [...]

    14. Susan Mock on said:

      I read this a long time ago and liked it Don t understand why it is being touted as a new book

    15. Luffy on said:

      Plum island, truth be told, exceeded my expectations Except in the humor department The latter isn t the one thing I look forward to in a thriller anyway Any book can be written in any style There s one style, a bleak, grim and unapologetic style that I flee from like a vampire from the sun Books that imitate life It can crop up in any book Fortunately, Plum Island is not like that it is simply peachy Oh, and if you want to read this book, you can omit Chapter 13 There s quite some delay tactic [...]

    16. Jenny Maloney on said:

      Ahrcastic narrators This book s got one I gripped my right ear and twisted, which is how I tune out idiots Unfortunately, it s apparent that everyone except John Corey our fearless, convalescing from getting shot on the job narrator hero is an idiot I sorta wish that his ear had been turned off for some larger chunks of the book because the reader has to wade through a lot of red herrings and schtuff to get to the meat of the book.For example, getting a tour of Plum Island, the spot where world [...]

    17. Mike on said:

      Crap 4 Stars for Plum Island Now I have to add DeMille to that list, you know, the list with Child, Connolly, Connelly, Sandford, Hiaasen, Mills, Block, et al The list of prolific authors who I have to buy on sight At least I can fix the blame for this one on Anne Booklady and on Steven Z who both recommended it Thanks a lot, no really, thanks John Corey is a smart ass cop, recovering from multiple holes in his body caused by small pieces of high speed lead You will keep hearing little tidbits a [...]

    18. Jane Stewart on said:

      3 stars An enjoyable escape, good suspense A couple parts felt too lengthy and dragged a bitORY BRIEF John Corey is a New York City homicide detective who was shot in April He has been convalescing for several months at his Uncle s home on Long Island, not far from Plum Island Plum Island is run by the U.S Dept of Agriculture to study vaccines and viruses like Ebola and Anthrax Tom and Judy Gordon were scientists working on Plum Island and were killed The local sheriff hires John as a consultant [...]

    19. Brandi on said:

      I was hoping that both of the main characters especially the narrator would drown so the book would end sooner.

    20. Anne(Booklady) Molinarolo on said:

      4.5 StarsNelson DeMille has created a wonderful character John Corey I think I m in love Corey isn t your usual loner, introverted, and serious dark homicide detective He s snarky He s smart mouthed He s juvenile He appears to be a bumbling idiot just like Peter Falk s character Columbo He s smart and is narcissistic, but I loved him Being in his head for over 600 pages was fun and I ve never laughed so hard during a novel in a long time, even though the plot line was serious, deadly serious.Tom [...]

    21. Kathy on said:

      Excellent Would love to meet this author His humor kills me I usually read 2 3 books per week but this is the FIRST ONE BY NELSON DEMILLE How could I have missed his books No one told me Finally my daughter passed along this book and I thoroughly enjoyed it She told me that if I liked this one, I would really, really like the next two in this series I enjoyed the characters, the dialogue, plot and certainly the humor Mr DeMille is just an excellent storyteller The book was written in l997, so I [...]

    22. Leslie on said:

      Not entirely, but painfully close to being 100% awful Even taking into account the not PC era during which it was written, this was offensive in too many ways and on multiple levels The writing was very inconsistent in chapter 16, the coarse NYC detective suddenly switches from his usual sarcastic, hard boiled, sexist persona to sounding like a shrill teenage girl The dead characters had depth than the living ones virtually no one seemed plausible The gut wrenching literally climactic scene was [...]

    23. Denise on said:

      A protagonist to die for Bruce Willis s comeback movie, just waiting to be made.

    24. Steven Z. on said:

      For years Nelson DeMille was one of my favorite fiction writers, and for some reason I did not pick up another of his books for a number of years After reading an interview with Greg Iles, who mentioned that DeMille was one of his favorite writers, I decided to revisit his work While perusing my bookshelves I noticed that there were three John Corey novels that I had never read, so I immediately took the plunge and opened PLUM ISLAND After the recent Ebola crisis in Africa that resulted in a few [...]

    25. Lyn (Readinghearts) on said:

      John Corey is a NYPD homicide detective who was shot three times in the line of duty and is staying at his uncle s old Victorian on the North Shore of Long Island while he convalesces While there, though, he becomes involved in the double murder of a couple that he has socialized with a few times Thus starts this thriller by Nelson DeMille I have to say, I had to put thought into this review than most because I both liked and didn t like this book Mostly what I didn t like was the main characte [...]

    26. Eric on said:

      This book started out needlessly verbose, and languished far too long on its tour of Plum Island, which encompassed six chapters and over 100 pages alone view spoiler And had almost nothing to do with the actual mystery This showed a hell of a commitment to a red herring, or an inability of the author to pass up sharing research he did on the island hide spoiler Add to that, the main character, NYPD detective John Corey, was as irritating and grating to me as the book s first person narrator as [...]

    27. Miguel on said:

      Um policial bem pensado e bem escrito, com sentido de humor e um her i para ficar , e que mistura a guerra biol gica com a ca a aos tesouros dos piratas do s culo XVI A narrativa um pouco arrastada e fica a impress o de que a hist ria ganhava efic cia e economia com uma centena de p ginas a menos.

    28. Jenny Hilborne on said:

      This is my first DeMille read and it won t be my last Apart from a slow section in the middle, Plum Island is a terrific, exciting and action packed read filled with suspense, horror and humour Loved it.

    29. Shelby *trains flying monkeys* on said:

      I loved the main character in this book, John Corey Perfect blend of dedicated, smartass detective It did drag in some places hence the four star rating.

    30. Andrew Smith on said:

      Love DeMille He s funny and tells a good story, what is there to know This is where the John Corey series begins Everyone who love mysteries thrillers should read it.

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