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Plum Island Paperback – Large Print, November, 1998
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Nelson DeMille's narrative engine is one of the best in the business, and it chugs away in grand style in this story of buried treasure and biological warfare on a tiny spit of land off Long Island. As told by a wry, wounded New York City detective who is drafted to explore a couple of murders, Plum Island is a rich pudding of flavorful (if familiar) ingredients, including a ferocious storm at sea. Other DeMille epics in paperback include By the Rivers of Babylon, The General's Daughter, The Gold Coast, Spencerville, and Word of Honor. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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While investigating the murder of a young Long Island couple, an NYPD detective is stunned to find that they may have been involved in dealing genetically altered viruses. A 500,000-copy first printing.
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John Corey is one of those characters that can be found in many stories of this type - irreverent and smart-alecky, a rule breaker who somehow still manages to cleverly solve the case even while pissing off his boss and half of the people around him. Oh, and not to forget he has an eye for the ladies and manages to partner up with an attractive female at some point in each story, often leading to some degree of romantics along the way.
So it is formulaic in that sense, but enjoyable as these stories usually are. The setting in this case is Long Island, bringing in some of the wealth that inhabits the area, as well as a secret U.S. Government lab residing on, you guessed it, Plum Island. Plus - buried treasure! (The skull and crossbones on the book cover should be a giveaway to that aspect of the story). Altogether there are plenty of story elements to keep it interesting, and DeMille writes well and it is an easy read with enough suspense to keep the reader motivated to the end.
This is the case with John Corey, not someone I thought I would like, but who first annoyed me enough to want to know what foolishness he'd come up with next, and then surprised me with his deductive powers, and finally made me see him as the fallible yet conscientious man he is.
It ended up being a good read, and I'll be picking up more of the series, to see what other craziness he runs in to - or causes.