Friday, January 5, 2018

Review: Plum Island

Plum Island Plum Island by Nelson DeMille
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Starting another read-through of my favorite smart-ass investigator, John Corey. A man who would be so fun to hang out with on the back porch and drink a beer. Maybe grab some dinner, or whatever. A real stand-up guy. However, not convinced he could be long-term love interest for me. Smart, though, headstrong and brave. Rushes into danger without a second thought.

John, as we meet him, is currently convelescing at his uncle's vacation home in New York, away from the bustle of the city. Johnny boy got shot in a pretty life threatening way by some drug dealers, and the NYPD sent him away to heal up while his partner tries to track them down. You might think that would be what this book is about, but the joke is on you. John has made some friends who are scientists on spooky Plum Island, where biowarefare and vaccines are made to protect and save the world. They end up getting themselves murdered, and John Corey can't back down from the case.

If you like smart-ass detectives who skirt the rules, you should take John Corey on a date. 4 stars.

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