Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Review -Plum Island by Nelson DeMille

Title - Plum Island
Author - Nelson DeMille
Genre mystery/thriller
ISBN - 0-446-60540-9
No. of Pages - 574
Rating 3 out of 5

Recuperation time is supposed to be a time of rest, relaxation, healing, and refreshment. Not so for NYPD homicide police officer John Corey. While he is convalescing on Long Island from three gunshot wounds, John is asked by an old friend the chief of Southhold town Police Department to help investigate the brutal murder of two Plum Island research scientists who happen to be John's friends. Plum Island is a secure government research facility and germ repository. The government, is order to prevent a panic, puts out a cover story that the couple were smuggling out vaccine to sell. Corey doesn't believe it and after he is ordered off the case he continues to investigate.

Nelson DeMille has written a good mystery. His characters are well developed, especially John Corey. He is a very witty and likable character. The plot was good but the first half of the book moved rather slowly. The second half of the book moved along much better and the last 100 pages were very good. This was my first DeMille book and I plan to read more.

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