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3.00026171159382 out of 53.00026171159382 out of 53.00026171159382 out of 53.00026171159382 out of 53.00026171159382 out of 5 3.00 (3,821 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: October 2012 ISBN: 9781619691834
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Antiterrorist Task Force agent John Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, have been posted overseas to Sana’a, Yemen—one of the most dangerous places in the Middle East. While there, they will be working with a small team to track down one of the masterminds behind the USS Cole bombing: a high-ranking al-Qaeda operative known as the Panther. Ruthless and elusive, he’s wanted for multiple terrorist acts and murders, and the US government is determined to bring him down, no matter the cost. As latecomers to a deadly game, John and Kate don’t know the rules, the players, or the score. What they do know is that there is more to their assignment than meets the eye—and that the hunters are about to become the hunted.

Filled with breathtaking plot turns and told in John Corey’s inimitable voice, The Panther is a brilliant depiction of one of the most treacherous countries in the world and raises disturbing questions about whether we can ever know who our enemies—or our allies—really are.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Told in the first-person, The Panther vividly renders the deep complexities of post–September 11th covert operations. Well-plotted, with a realistic feel; editor’s recommendation.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Tricks and twists abound in this fast moving thriller where everyone has their own agenda and survival is the ultimate goal.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 donn | 4/17/2016

    " Being a big fan of Nelson DeMille, I have been listening to the books I have read. I am a particular fan of the John Corey series and this one continues to enforce the reasons why. The wit and one-liners coming from Corey in even the most dire circumstances keep a chuckle close at hand at all times. The only drawback to this book is the almost predictable actions of Corey as he flaunts and disregards standard police/FBI procedures and chain of command. But hey, where would we be without literary license?! That being said, the narrator of the DeMille books does an outstanding job of providing the proper voice inflections in the dialogue to drive home a point or punctuate a humorous line. I do wonder however, why in the books I have listened to that more than one reader is not used to provide the voices for other characters dialogue. In summation, while not his best, this book does not disappoint if you are a fan of Nelson DeMille and the John Corey series particularly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fran | 2/19/2014

    " Enjoy the sarcasm of John Corey, especially as Buck informed us about Yemen culture. Kept me entertained. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allyson Breth | 2/3/2014

    " All the John Corey humor remains but the story line is drawn out for me. Lil disappointed "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike Tueros | 1/25/2014

    " The latest in the John Corey series (Night Fall, Wild Fire, The Lion) and although I'm a fan of DeMille, his writing style and this character, I was slightly disappointed in this effort. In the previous novels, Corey is known for his smart-ass attitude, Type A personality and general anti-hero characteristics. In The Panther, DeMille almost pains himself to have Corey spitting some wise crack one liner every other sentence, and it frankly wore me down. Corey is a smart character, and he doesn't always need to play the class clown. Kate Mayfield, Corey's wife, who is one of the stronger characters in DeMille's books, was an after thought in this outing, and really didn't bring much to the party. The Panther bring Corey and Mayfield to Marib, Yemen as part of the ATTF and hunting to bring down the Al Qaeda chief in that sector of "Sandland". DeMillle does a nice job in describing the landscape in that part of the world, and the typical cat and mouse game ensues, with the climax of course being the ultimate run in with the Panther. 600 pages was a bit much for the non-stop one liners, and I just wish DeMille had taken a slightly different course with this novel. I enjoyed it, but not nearly as much as earlier installments - recommend if a fan of the series, but if your first John Corey novel, go with Night Fall, Wild Fire or The Lion's Game - much better! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pat Phillips | 1/22/2014

    " John Corey and Kate Mayfield with Paul Brenner. What's not to like about that? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rupali | 1/13/2014

    " Took my time reading this one, trying to make it last. But alas, all good things come to an eventual end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim Buck | 1/2/2014

    " The main character's wry sense of humor is entertaining; the plots in the mysterious mid-East are interesting. Good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kellie | 12/25/2013

    " The suspense is built far too long to my liking. Amazing ending, though :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dorsi | 12/14/2013

    " Although I love this series, I didn't particularly love this book. It was a slow and tedious story. Too much blah blah blah and not enough action. The one saving grace was the narration by the master, Scott Brick. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Hackett | 12/3/2013

    " This was good but not one of DeMille's best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/18/2013

    " Not his best ... and I love John Corey. Story worked and I liked it but John did more bitching than usual. otherwise, good read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marisa Scala-foley | 11/14/2013

    " Normally I enjoy DeMille's books -- they're usually good thrillers and a fun read. This one however was the worst one I've ever read. Monotonous and boring -- don't bother! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ellen | 11/13/2013

    " Took too long to get to the action. Not one I would recommend in the John Corey series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don Paske | 11/12/2013

    " John Corey is one of my favorite book characters of all time and he didn't disappoint in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jayne | 10/19/2013

    " Could have been a few hundred pages shorter, but nevertheless, DeMille did not disappoint with his usual Corey twisted sense of humor & sarcasm..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maryannwilson44 | 10/17/2013

    " I enjoyed this book, but I think it could have been shortened by about 250 pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 8/9/2013

    " Fun reading. I have a crush on John Corey the main character. Have read all the books with him in them and all fun and exciting books. Nelson demille is a riot with the one liners. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tena | 7/14/2013

    " Still love him but after 625 pages, wish he had saved many more pages for real closure. Great background and history, needed more action. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly | 6/27/2013

    " This book took me a while, it was a little slow. Love the main characters, who are in his other books. It is set in Yemen and they discuss a lot of the land and that was boring. Kind of anti-climatic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathie | 5/29/2013

    " I enjoyed this book. However, I question whether or not it needed to be 600ish pages. There was a lot of down time in Yemen in this story line which dragged from time to time. John Corey's sense of humor cannot be denied though. I love his character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dana M | 5/27/2013

    " Great book, really a fun read for those of you who love John Corey and/or Paul Brenner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caroline | 4/4/2013

    " I liked. Thought it was fairly good education on the structure of Yemen while still being entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wayne Thomas | 3/7/2013

    " Great story, but overlong. Too many quips. For those reasons, rated 4 instead of 5. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine | 3/4/2013

    " Not bad but prefer his books without the sickish sense of humour. He's a great storyteller, doesn't need the extra bits. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roselle | 2/9/2013

    " Loving this so far. John Corey makes me laugh. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rod Zemke | 1/8/2013

    " Evidently not a big fan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 12/24/2012

    " Another installment of the John Corey series. As always DeMille makes me laugh with the wit and biting comments. Definitely worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Russell | 12/23/2012

    " Probably not as good as some of DeMille's other works; it may have more to do with the editing than with the writing. Still if you are a fan of John Corey and his sarcasm (include me)it is worth the read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaxsonsmom | 12/1/2012

    " I like John Corey books. I like the way he thinks, acts, and speaks. They are fun, and who cares if its not PC, I still like it. "

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About the Author
Author Nelson DeMille

Nelson Richard DeMille, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, was born in New York City. He was a first lieutenant in the United States Army (1966–69) and saw action as an infantry platoon leader with the First Cavalry Division in Vietnam. His first major novel, By the Rivers of Babylon, is still in print, as are all his succeeding novels. He attended Hofstra University, where he received a degree in political science and history. He is the author of By the Rivers of Babylon, Cathedral, The Talbot Odyssey, Word of Honor, The Charm School, The Gold Coast, The General’s Daughter, Spencerville, Plum Island, The Lion’s Game, Up Country, The Gate House, Night Fall, Wild Fire, and The Lion. He also coauthored Mayday with Thomas Block and has contributed short stories, book reviews, and articles to magazines and newspapers. A member of the Authors Guild, the Mystery Writers of America, and American Mensa, he holds honorary doctorates from Hofstra University, Long Island University, and Dowling College.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.