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3.82457142857143 out of 53.82457142857143 out of 53.82457142857143 out of 53.82457142857143 out of 53.82457142857143 out of 5 3.82 (35 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: November 2006 ISBN: 9781594836091
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Welcome to the Custer Hill Club—an informal men’s club set in a luxurious Adirondack hunting lodge whose members include some of America’s most powerful business leaders, military men, and government officials. Ostensibly, the club is a place to gather with old friends, hunt, eat, drink, and talk, off the record, about war, life, death, and politics. But one fall weekend, the executive board of the Custer Hill Club gathers to talk about the tragedy of 9/11 and what America must do to retaliate. Their plan is finalized and set into motion.

That same weekend, a member of the Federal Antiterrorist Task Force is reported missing. His body is soon discovered in the woods near the Custer Hill Club’s game reserve. The death appears to be a hunting accident, and that’s how the local police first report it, but Detective John Corey has his doubts. As he digs deeper, he begins to unravel a plot involving the Custer Hill Club, a top secret plan known only by its code name: Wild Fire. Racing against the clock, Detective Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, find they are the only people in a position to stop the button from being pushed and chaos from being unleashed.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “John and Kate are a wisecracking, affectionate, deadly duo, with a new resolve born in the tragedy of the World Trade Center bombing. This tour de force of relentless narrative power neither stops nor slows for twists or turns but charges straight ahead in the face of danger.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “A narrator unfamiliar with the earlier novels might have been tempted to employ the kind of insouciant smart-aleck approach that would have turned the character [Corey] into a cartoon figure and flatlined the book’s suspense…[But Scott] Brick sees past the character’s wisecracks, tempering his brags and brays with a humanizing hint of self-doubt, suggesting that purpose and simmering anger lurk beneath the glib nonsense. He’s equally adept at catching the villain’s upper class arrogance and Kate’s controlled, no-nonsense approach to life. He can switch attitudes and voices in a split second. Brick turns the talky book into an entertaining and effective full-cast comedy-drama.”

    Publishers Weekly (audio review)

  • “Golden Voice Scott Brick proves himself a superb match for bestselling suspense writer Nelson DeMille. With his trademark tones of irony, sarcasm, and self-confidence, Brick brings to life the wisecracking and independent Corey in ways that will make the listener laugh even as the tension builds. Brick’s quiet and level tones for the more even-tempered Mayfield make it seem as though there are two narrators at work…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    AudioFile

  • “This book is fast-paced and thrilling…An excellent read for a multitude of reasons. Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • “[An] exciting and uncomfortably realistic thriller…The novel presents a what-if scenario that’s so plausible we have to remind ourselves that DeMille is making the whole thing up. Or is he?”

    Booklist

  • A New York Times 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 Hicksnco | 2/14/2014

    " Utterly scary concept that may just be true. Holy shit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Laliberte | 2/4/2014

    " The implications are scary! An interesting story with a reality check that needs some reflection on many levels. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rosemary | 1/26/2014

    " Not one of my favorite DeMille books. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kristy | 1/14/2014

    " I didn't even continue on to the second chapter. Yes, I finished after reading only one chapter, that is how much I disliked the writing style this author uses. I have never read any of Nelson DeMille's books and received this for free from a friend who was getting rid of books that she hasn't read so I figured I'd try this one out. I couldn't decide if it was the writing style, the main character, or the over-the-top concept that I didn't like, but either way, I couldn't continue to read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brad | 1/12/2014

    " More Detective Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield. As I've stated, I've never been disappointed by DeMille. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barb | 1/10/2014

    " Another great John Corey story...thought Scott Brick, again, outdid himself on the audio version. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 1/10/2014

    " I've been on a fiction kick lately. I prefer to read fiction where I can learn something while being entertained. DeMille's books fit the bill. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laina | 12/17/2013

    " Not usually the type of book I enjoy, but wow - I was impressed. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cheryl | 12/9/2013

    " I couldn't get into it and dropped out after about 40 pages. I'm going to try something else. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erica | 12/1/2013

    " Decent John Corey novel with plenty of twists. This was a cool book and a real pageturner. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marne | 11/28/2013

    " about 9/11 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jayne | 8/4/2013

    " more than a bit concerning! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul Holbrook | 7/6/2013

    " Pure popcorn fun. It's the first book I've read from DeMille. Reviews on Amazon were a bit harsh, but I enjoyed it for what it was: a vacation read. (I read it in Jamaica over Christmas.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gail | 6/30/2013

    " Very realistic and intense. This book really makes one wonder about the possibilities facing this world. Great read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janice | 10/7/2012

    " Poor John Corey is stuck up in the woods of northern New York. His nonstop patter about the bears is hilarious since that is EXACTLY the way I think about them! The Bear Patter is what carried the story for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca Piccirilli | 8/4/2012

    " took me a couple of starts to get through this but enjoyed it at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandi | 12/6/2011

    " I'm not crazy about John Corey. This is the first one I've read with him and I was so irritated with him that I didn't care if he died. Perhaps I'll read some earlier ones and see if he's more likable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 DAC | 10/14/2011

    " Another great Demille book with the John Corey Character. Only one page of this entire book disappointed me. The plot and programs mentioned in this book seem VERY Realistic which is both good and scary! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara Post | 10/4/2011

    " Terrific! The John Corey books are Nelson DeMille's best. And the scary part if that what he writes about could really happen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chawkins | 8/4/2011

    " Really Really love this series and Jon Corey is the best! :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shaya | 7/27/2011

    " Scary! I adore DeMille and have read most of his books...when I realized where this book was going I seriously considered not reading until because the thought was so frightening. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beautifultruth | 7/19/2011

    " My first DeMille. Made me want to read more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hanley5545 | 5/22/2011

    " So-so...red it to fill out the series..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beverly | 5/20/2011

    " I listened to this - my first Demille novel - was so suspenseful - different than what I usually read Not sure I would have liked reading it - was good for the car. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edb | 5/20/2011

    " A very good book about nuclear war. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg | 5/7/2011

    " Nelson Demille can certainly write exciting, fast paced and hard to put down thrillers and this one is right up there with his best. Nothing like a good terrorist plot that comes down to the wire to keep you up late because you can't put the book down!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginny | 5/6/2011

    " My early impression was that the story line was just too far fetched. However, when I thought about the evil rich who control our country (i.e. Koch brothers) and the wild ideas of Donald Trump, it seemed a bit more plausible. Still, not as good as the DeMille books I've previously read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sami | 4/28/2011

    " I'm in love with John Corey I am I am. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 4/14/2011

    " "Read" this one on audio. The reader makes a lot of difference, I find, in whether I like the book or not. The reader for DeMille's books is terrific. And the story, always entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Ann | 4/2/2011

    " Great book! I wasn't crazy about some of the humor the main character had, but overall it was very well-written and really drew me in. The premise of the story fascinates me, and sadly it doesn't seem too far-fetched, either... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob | 4/1/2011

    " John Corey and his wife come up against a cunning adversary that's surprisingly likeable, as he is deadly.

    The description of a mastif having an erotic dream is worth the price of the book!!

    BEAR, LEFT!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kendar88 | 3/27/2011

    " Exciting book - I couldn't wait to get back in the car to hear more. Interesting topic and good ending. I was entertained the whole time although there were a few points that got a bit slow and repetative.

    Good mix of fact and fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 3/24/2011

    " This was another book with John Corey and his FBI agent wife. It is a little scary to read this fictional plot to start a nuclear war but it did seem very plausible. Another real page-turner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 3/22/2011

    " Another great John Corey novel. Pretty scary ideas though if something like this were to actually happen. "

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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.