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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (15,618 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nelson DeMille Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The John Corey Series Release Date:
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Taking the best elements from two of his most outstanding bestsellers, The Gold Coast and The General’s Daughter, Nelson DeMille combines the breathless suspense of an expertly wrought murder mystery with his wry perspective on a peculiarly American social scene to deliver an enthralling and compelling story.

Wounded in the line of duty, NYPD homicide detective John Corey convalesces in the Long Island township of Southold, home to farmers, fishermen—and at least one killer. Tom and Judy Gordon, a young, attractive couple Corey knows, have been found on their patio, each with a bullet in the head. The local police chief, Sylvester Maxwell, wants Corey’s big-city expertise, but Maxwell gets more than he bargained for.

The early signs point to a burglary gone wrong. But because the Gordons were biologists at Plum Island, the offshore animal disease research site rumored to be involved in germ warfare, it isn’t long before the media is suggesting that the Gordons stole something very deadly. Suddenly a local double murder becomes a crime with national and worldwide implications.

John Corey doesn’t like mysteries, which is why he likes to solve them. 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. During his journey of discovery, he meets two remarkable women, Detective Beth Penrose and Mayflower descendant Emma Whitestone, both of whom change his life irrevocably. Ultimately, through his understanding of the murders, John Corey comes to understand himself.

Fast-paced and atmospheric, marked by entrancing characters, incandescent storytelling, and brilliant comic touches, Plum Island is Nelson DeMille at his thrill-inducing best.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “That rare breed of suspense novel that keeps you sitting on the edge of your beach chair even while you’re laughing out loud.”

    Newsday

  • “Expertly melds medical mystery, police procedural, and nautical adventure…Acquires its own storm force as it moves toward a catastrophic denouement…A smooth job from an old pro.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A peach of a puzzle…with Detective John Corey, DeMille has created the kind of rambunctious hero that readers will want to see again.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kathrine | 2/13/2014

    " A bit long but interesting twists "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kelly Chios | 2/10/2014

    " A good murder/mystery. I like that it is set on Long Island and all the places are familiar. However, the plot takes a rather silly turn and there are some scenes which are definitely a bit more graphic than necessary. The main character is quite likable despite his gruff exterior. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lorraine | 2/7/2014

    " Love the author and loved the first John Corey book. Something for everyone in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ken Moffat | 1/31/2014

    " Good lead character, good mystery. it's a bit over the top near the end, but worth the time... Quite enjoyed it. "

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