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by Nelson DeMille

  • ISBN: 0786209798
  • Category: Thrillers and Suspense
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Nelson DeMille
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Thorndike Pr (October 1, 1997)
  • Pages: 848
  • ePub book: 1271 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1742 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 691

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Nelson Richard DeMille (born August 23, 1943) is an American author of action adventure and suspense novels. His novels include Plum Island, The Charm School, and The Gold Coast.

Nelson Richard DeMille (born August 23, 1943) is an American author of action adventure and suspense novels. DeMille has also written under the pen names Jack Cannon, Kurt Ladner, Ellen Kay and Brad Matthews. DeMille was born in New York City on August 23, 1943. He moved as a child with his family to Long Island. He attended Elmont Memorial High School where he played football and ran track.

Home Nelson DeMille Plum Island. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56. I don’t need a lesson in physics. I asked Beth, How many rounds do you have left? Nine.

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Suddenly a local double murder becomes a crime with national and worldwide implications. His investigations lead him into the lore, legends, and ancient secrets of northern Long Island - more deadly and more dangerous than he could ever have imagined. Books thriller mystery suspense nelson demille scott brick.

Nelson Richard DeMille was born in New York City on August 23, 1943 to Huron and Antonia (Panzera) DeMille, then moved with his parents to Long Island. He graduated from Elmont Memorial High School, where he played football and ran track. DeMille spent three years at Hofstra University, then joined the Army where he attended Officer Candidate School and was commissioned a Lieutenant in the United States Army (1966-69). He saw action in Vietnam as an infantry platoon leader with the First Cavalry Division and was decorated with the Air Medal, Bronze Star, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.

That is the genius that is Nelson Demille. The book starts with a convalescing John Corey, formerly of the NYPD, who wants nothing more than to drink beer while relaxing at his Uncle's Long Island beach house.

PLUM ISLAND is a thrilling novel from an author of consummate page-turning skill Nelson DeMille is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-one novels .

PLUM ISLAND is a thrilling novel from an author of consummate page-turning skill. This is the title that knocked John Grisham off the top of the US bestseller lists and held the N. spot for five weeks. Nelson DeMille is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-one novels, including his most recent New York Times bestseller, The Cuban Affair. Two of his novels, Mayday and Word of Honour, were made into TV movies, and The General's Daughter was made into a major motion picture starring John Travolta and Madeleine Stowe.

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I parked, got out of my Jeep, and made my way to the winery. The ground floor of the central tower connected various wings, and I entered the tower through the visitors’ reception area. The ground floor of the central tower connected various wings, and I entered the tower through the visitors’ reception area taircase and elevator each had signs reading Employees Only. In fact, the elevator that Mr. Tobin had gotten off when I first met him had a key entry, so I took the stairs, which I prefer in any case

When Tom and Judy Gordon are found murdered in their Long Island home, NYPD detective John Corey uncovers a chilling link between the couple's deaths and the theft and illegal sale of genetically altered viruses, and races against time to stop the possible release of a deadly plague

Comments

santa santa
This was my second Nelson DeMille book. I previously read The Gold Coast, which I loved. But Plum Island was only okay.

I have two reservations about it. First, this time out I didn't find the sarcastic, jokey narrative funny. The Gold Coast's narrator-protagonist was also kind of like that, but it was more restrained and not distracting there (in fact, it was a pleasure in that book). Here, it was over the top. I found John Corey to be obnoxious at times and simply not funny. (Example: I didn't know that haughtily referring to yourself in the French -- "Moi" -- is a real hoot; must be because John Corey does it all the time).

Second, it just wasn't that strong as mysteries go. It unfolds in a very linear way, no twists or turns, really. Corey uncovers clues and reaches big conclusions way too easily, and by about 55-60% into the book, you can pretty much see where it's going.

I give it three stars because it has its occasional charms. It wins a few points for a good setting which is easy to envision, and frankly a good hook that dominates the first 100 pages or so -- the story had a promising set up at the get go. But it was only okay after that. I don't expect to read any more John Corey novels, but I probably will try The Gold Coast's sequel, The Gate House.
Monin Monin
Not nearly as good as the reviews would lead you to believe -- unless you really enjoy silly juvenile behavior. As usual, DeMille puts together a good story and he knows how to write -- but he absolutely ruins the book with the obnoxious character of John Corey. I've read a number of DeMille's more recent books and expected (and received) Corey's typical excessive smartass comments -- well, I knew what I was getting into, so that's not even a critique. This one, however, goes even farther over the top. There was a heavy emphasis on Corey's sex drive (Neanderthal competition for women that I've never witnessed by any man anywhere in my entire life), to the point I was just disgusted with it, and his behavior (e.g., deliberately vandalizing things with an axe because he was angry) would get him fired from any police agency anywhere.
Thoginn Thoginn
Plum Island is the third of this author's books I have now read and I am hooked. i'm working on number four now and enjoying every minute. He's a great writer with a mix of knowledge of investigative work, inter-agency conflicts (all true), sarcasm and great humor. the self-deprecating humor of his John Corey and other lead characters, is a true skill. clearly, Mr. DeMille does extensive research on his topics and locations. i actually did some fact checking on things I hadn't known before and found that he took real facts, local lore, geography and procedures, mixing them into a carefully crafted story that rings true and holds my interest. That is not always easy because I am an extensive reader and have experience in the fields of which he writes. But he has hooked me and I am ordering more of his work. This author has made it to my personal Hit Parade.
Runeterror Runeterror
I love the John Corey books. this isn't the best of them but any John Corey is worth the read. And this has an interesting mystery at the center of it. When two scientists at a highly restricted germ warfare lab on Plumb Island are killed, John Corey is the only person who doesn't buy the theory that they were trying to sell their latest discovery to the highest bidder and that he should keep it hushed for the sake of national security. But, this turns out to be incorrect and the real reason is a straight up cop-shop mystery with the patented Corey humor pushing the story along. Like a lot of the Corey books, this isn't action packed, it's a deductive mystery with some memorable characters and that's fine with me.
Jake Jake
I'm a fan of Nelson DeMille and his creation, John Corey. But I thought this book was badly in need of editing. On the one hand there was a wealth of (mostly interesting) information about biological hazards, Captain Kidd, boats, chamber pots and local historical societies. On the other hand, there was very little evidence of what the bad guy actually did. Instead there was lots of "I'm sure he must have..." and "He probably...". Similarly, Corey's confidence in what two people he barely knew did, thought and felt grew by leaps and bounds long after they were dead, letting him rule various scenarios In or Out without a scrap of proof. As a result I found large sections of the book to be fairly dull and unconvincing.

One of DeMille's strengths is his almost inevitably flawed characters, and there were a lot to like in this book. Unlike some other reviewers I found Corey's snark to be fairly endearing, not least because he's aware of his own obnoxiousness. Most of the players felt true to life, and enjoyable if not always likable. Moreover the dialogue is crisp and witty, helping to carry the story through some of the speculation-heavy sections.

Put it all together and you've got a good book, but not a great one. If you're new to this author, "Night Fall" might be a better place to start.
Innadril Innadril
If you need to express vicariously nascent homicidal thoughts and wishes in a way that will not lead to the slammer—this is a book you might want to read. There would be charges of sexual harassment made against Detective Corey, today, but this book was written 20 years ago when such behavior was marginally acceptable. He is initially presented as a boor recovering from multiple GSWs received in the line of duty. Rather abruptly, other traits are revealed which are supposed to convince us that he is a regular guy, who conceals nicer emotions b/c h’s a man.

There are several editing errors—repetitions etc. , but John Corey, man’s man, turns out to be a flawed fighter for good over evil. It’s an entertaining read, but probably not great literature. Who cares though? This book was #1 on several bestseller lists 20 years ago, is still in print and selling, and established Nelson de Mille in this genre. It also helped make him millions several times over. So, not bad.