Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Plum Island by Nelson DeMille

NYPD homicide detective John Corey has moved to Long Island, restlessly recuperating from wounds received in the line of duty when he's hired to consult on the murder of Tom and Judy Gordon, biologists who worked on Plum Island, the site of animal disease research for the Department of Agriculture. Were the Gordons murdered because they'd stolen some valuable new vaccine, or even a dreaded virus? They'd obviously outspent their income. Had they been running drugs? Corey doesn't think so, although an ice-chest missing from their home points to something forbidden. He teams up with Beth Penrose, detective, working her first homicide & their visit to Plum Island reveals only that the FBI & CIA have sanitised the place. Then Corey falls in with Emma Whitehouse, an expert on Captain Kidd's lost treasure which is thought to be buried nearby..

Okay so I didn't really know what to expect from this ... I've never read a Nelson DeMille before ... and he sounded like one of those churn-em-out authors like James Patterson (and it looks like he has the same cover designer too :P). But I thoroughly enjoyed this :) I especially enjoyed the tone of it and the lead character, John Corey, was fabulously written. Seriously, I highly recommend this one. I will no doubt definitely try more of DeMille's books given the chance :)

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