PLUM ISLAND by Nelson DeMille
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 Jud Gordon, a young couple Corey knows, have been found murdered, lying on their patio, each with a bullet in their head. The early signs point to a burglary gone wrong. But because the Gordons were biologists at Plum Island, the off shore 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 vey deadly.
John Corey doesn’t like mysteries, which is why he likes to solve them, and what makes him a good detective. His investigations lead him into the ancient secrets of northern Long Island, which prove more deadly and dangerous than anyone, especially John, could ever have imagined...........
If you like thrillers, this book is for you. If you like mystery, especially fast paced mystery, this book is for you. If you like science, this book is definitely for you. If you like entrancing characters….a mysterious atmosphere, sharp and witting dialogue, a story with twist after twist that will keep you racing to keep up, and even a few light hearted, comic touches…..this book is for you.
And, as usual, here’s a tidbit to pull you in even more:
“He’s got us outgunned and outboated.”
“Correct.” I set a course that would take us to the right of the lighthouse……”How many rounds do you have left?”
She replied. “I have nine left in this magazine and a full magazine of fifteen in my pocket.” “
"Good enough.” I glanced at her and said, “Nice shooting back there.”
“You upset his aim. You may also have hit him.”
She didn’t reply.
I said to her, “I heard that last round go past my ear before it went through the windshield. …..”You okay?”……I looked quickly at her. “What’s the matter?”
I could see her left hand moving over her rain slicker and she winced. She brought her hand out and it was covered in blood……”