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About the Author

Nelson DeMille is a former U.S. Army lieutenant who served in Vietnam and is the author of nineteen acclaimed novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Night Fall, Plum Island, The Gate House, The Lion, The Panther and Radiant Angel. His other New York Times bestsellers include The Charm School, Word of Honor, The Gold Coast, Spencerville, The Lion's Game, Up Country, Wild Fire, and The General's Daughter, the last of which was a major motion picture. For more information, you can visit NelsonDeMille.net.
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Product Details

  • Series: A John Corey Novel (Book 4)
  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; Reprint edition (October 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446697834
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446697835
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1.5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #189,736 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Former New York Police Department Homicide Detective John Corey, now a member of an elite federal anti-terrorism task force, is sent, along with his very competent wife, Kate Mayfield, to investigate the disappearance of a fellow task force member in upstate New York. The missing agent had been doing surveillance on a group of right wing fanatics, comprised of a group of the rich and famous who meet at a hunting lodge called the Custer Hill Club, never reported back. It is up to John and Kate to determine what happened to the agent.

What they discover leads to their investigating a death and uncovering a terrifying plot devised by these right wing fanatics. Convinced that only they have the answers to the issues generated by what happened on 9/11, the group's response is a plan known as Wild Fire. It is a course that is sure to set the world on the road to Armageddon. Only Corey and Kate stand between these fanatics and their fiendish plot.

This is a top-notch action thriller. Snappy, wise-cracking dialogue, non-stop action, and interesting, quirky characters, including one very intriguing villain, are some of the hallmarks of this page-turner. With an intricate and clever plot, peppered with many twists and turns, this novel is sure to thrill those readers who enjoy well-written, action-packed thrillers. I loved it!
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I hate it when one of my favorite authors disappoints me, and it's happened again. Detective John Corey just doesn't seem to be as witty and clever as he was in Plum Island and The Lion's Game. His wife and boss, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, doesn't seem to have much appreciation for Corey's shenanigans, and I guess a steady diet of sarcasm and droll quips could get a little old in a marriage, but Corey seems to have lost his ability to make me laugh. In that case, the plot needs to be top-notch, and it's just not. It is a little scary, though, to think that some right-wing highly-placed crazies might want to bomb a couple of American cities, pass the attacks off as Islamic terrorism, and then trigger an automatic response that wipes out most large cities in the Middle East. When Corey's friend and colleague Harry Muller turns up dead while on a surveillance assignment in the Adirondacks, Corey becomes his usual renegade self, dragging Kate along with him, on a mission to find out what happened. Obviously, Harry ran afoul of Bain Madox, an oil baron who owns the exclusive and secretive hunting lodge that was the object of Harry's surveillance mission. The reader follows Kate and John's piece-by-piece unfolding of Madox's horrific scheme, but since the author has already disclosed the whole plan, the plot seemed a little flat. I knew that Kate and John would somehow stop the bomb detonation, so there's just not much suspense here.
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The wisecracking John Corey is, depending upon your patience, either mildly amusing or extremely annoying. I found is his wisecracks mildly amusing, though occasionally tiring.

The novel starts off fairly well and caught my interest, but it quickly bogged down into nonsense. Corey, after uncovering a plot to kill a few Americans, and few hundred million Muslims, doesn't even bother to report it to his superiors. Instead he tries to crack the case himself. Talk about irresponsible and stupid. Talk about infantile and petty and selfish. The story would have been far more believable if Corey had reported his findings to his superiors but no one beleived him. Then he would have had no choice but to act on his own. But the story still would have been weak. Not for one moment did I believe it.

I've read other books by Nelson DeMille which I liked. I thought Word of Honor was excellent and the General's Daughter good. Plum Island ( also a book featuring John Corey ) was all right.

Anyway, 1 star for plot and character. But an extra star for John Corey wisecracks, which I enjoy even if many people find them annoying.
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John Corey returns in another enjoyable detective thriller by Nelson DeMille. If anything, this book is put together even better than Nightfall. The characters are engaging and often hilarious. I'm sure I laughed out loud five times at Corey's sharp dialogue. FBI wife Kate is also someone to root for.

If I had one complaint, it would be that Corey acts out of character just once, suddenly finding himself with moral qualms when he knows the right thing to do, but if he did, the novel would end abruptly, so DeMille held off.

Nevertheless, Wildfire is a gripping and very satisfying read.

Top recommendation.
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Reading John Corey, is like a visit from an old friend.

This time, JC is up to his neck in sarcasm and not following the rules out in the woods of New York. It was a very sinister notion that the evil doers are trying to launch a nuclear missile using the extremely low frequencies.

It was a far off old school Cold War Notion. DeMille really brought it all to life.

I enjoyed it. Can't wait to see the next adventure of John Corey
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Wild Fire isn't necessarily DeMille's best book -- the plot is a bit implausible at times, and the personal issues not as gripping as in Night Fall, Up Country or Word of Honor -- yet it's still a very entertaining read that won't disappoint you. It's only middling compared to DeMille's better books; relative to most other thrillers on the market it's much better than that.
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