Plum Island: Number 1 in series (John Corey)

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NYPD homicide detective John Corey has moved to Long Island, restlessly recuperating from wounds received in the line of duty when he's hired to consult on the murder of Tom and Judy Gordon, biologists who worked on Plum Island, the site of animal disease research for the Department of Agriculture. Were the Gordons murdered because they'd stolen some valuable new vaccine, or even a dreaded virus? They'd obviously outspent their income. Had they been running drugs? Corey doesn't think so, although an ice-chest missing from their home points to something forbidden. He teams up with Beth Penrose, detective, working her first homicide & their visit to Plum Island reveals only that the FBI & CIA have sanitised the place. Then Corey falls in with Emma Whitehouse, an expert on Captain Kidd's lost treasure which is thought to be buried nearby... PLUM ISLAND is a thrilling novel from an author of consummate page-turning skill.
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Homicide detective John Corey's convalescence on Long Island from a bullet wound is cut rudely short when his new neighbours are found shot dead on their patio. It doesn't take long for Corey to get involved, not least because the detective in charge of the case is single, blonde and female. The dead couple were leading research scientists at the top secret biological research site on nearby Plum Island, so the fear that their murders are bound up in a biological warfare plot adds an extra frisson to the case. But Corey doesn't buy this theory as readily as everybody else and within two days he has fallen out with his colleagues and fallen in love with someone else. His natural cop instincts lead him to investigate his own theories, and, well, the rest is history. It's a wisecracking American detective classic well told through the words of tough guy Corey. The plot ducks and dives in the most exhilarating of ways, and dialogue exchanges such as "I'm a credit to my gender"..."Only your gender would think so" typify the banter. Not a book to mull over, but then this type of fiction is always at its best when consumed in the same quick-fire way it is delivered. --Claire Allfree

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Heavy wisecracking keeps the fun flowing as DeMille cranks up a thrilling, entertaining plot (KIRKUS REVIEWS (Starred REVIEW))

a page turning, high octane novel that's firing on all cylanders, (EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS)

a good old-fashioned murder mystery which keeps you enthralled till the very last page. (YORKSHIP EVENING PRESS)

Demille..paints a compelling picture...entirely credible. (IRISH EVENING HERALD)

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