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But Corey realizes something the U. Mission, mysteriously disappears from a Russian oligarch's party in Southampton, it's up to Corey to track him down. What are the Russians up to and why? Is there a possible nuclear threat, a so-called radiant angel? Will Corey find Petrov and put a stop to whatever he has planned before it's too late? Or will Corey finally be outrun and outsmarted, with America facing the prospect of a crippling attack unlike anything it's ever seen before?
Prescient and chilling. DeMille's new novel takes us into the heart of a new Cold War with a clock-ticking plot that has Manhattan in its crosshairs. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. More Details Original Title. John Corey , Tess Faraday. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Radiant Angel , please sign up. I can't wait to read the book! I wonder if Kate will be in it or this time John will be alone in this journey?
I looked up Quiet End on Amazon and it isn't even offered for Kindle. The Amazon listing for Quiet End doesn't have a description either. Does anybody know what's going on? Same book "Quiet End" is the U. See all 10 questions about Radiant Angel…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details.
More filters. Sort order. The basic story here is a simple one. A Russian spy is looking to blow up Manhattan and dump the blame on a rich Saudi Arabian. The ensuing chaos will be helpful for the Russians as the economic and political fallout ensues. To this end he intends to float a nuclear device close the the financial district and detonate it. When his subject gives him the slip he goes on the hunt. View all 3 comments. Jun 13, Ayat Zaheer rated it did not like it.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Seriously disappointed in this book. As I have read in reviews by other fans and I completely ageee with them that the book was uncharacteristically short and lacked the usual character developement. And what happened to Kate ans John was completely uncalled for!!.. They were a great couple, if not perfect and were happy together!
I hate how their marriage is broken for no apparent and well described or plotted reason!.. Kate and John were just right for each other with John not caring about protocol and Kate being all about procedure and protocol, why would DeMille suddenly RUIN the perfect couple and marriage is beyond me! I did not stay up half the night to watch Corey kiss Faraday!.. View all 21 comments. Nov 24, Matt rated it it was amazing Shelves: audiobook , netgalley. First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, Nelson DeMille, and Grand Central Publishing for providing me with a copy of this book, which allows me to provide you with this review.
DeMille creates a sensational story featuring his most popular character, John Corey; man of mystery, hated by many, and fearful of little. Corey and his new trainee, Tess Faraday, are sent to tail Colonel Vasily Petrov, a First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, Nelson DeMille, and Grand Central Publishing for providing me with a copy of this book, which allows me to provide you with this review. When the target slips away at a scandalous dinner party, the worst Corey expects is a runaway colonel seeking a little more fun, although this cannot be taken lightly.
While pondering his next move to reacquire surveillance, Corey is pulled in by State Department Intelligence and alerted to chatter surrounding a suitcase nuclear weapon, brought stateside by the Russians. Now the race is on to discover the target as well as the delivery method, both of which baffle Corey and the rest of the Intelligence community.
Meanwhile, the Russians have crafted a plan to diffuse the nukes with the most damage, both physical and political. Hijacking a yacht, they work to complete their task on the morning of September 12th, putting the blame on the Saudis and instilling fear in million Americans before obliterating Manhattan and the memory of the Twin Towers. With a resurgence of US-Russian animosity, DeMille tells a story in his unique style, peppered with dry wit that keeps the reader laughing and gasping in the same breath. Not to be missed by series fans and new readers alike.
Having followed the John Corey series for years, I was pleased to devour another instalment, chock-full of drama, sarcasm, and fast-paced action. DeMille steers away from other authors' cookie-cutter plot that pits the United States against the Islamic world, highly overdone these dozen plus years later. Instead, he addresses the issue of the autocratic regime emerging in Russia, with Putin at its helm. Using not only New York, but the high concentration of Russian ex-pats, DeMille can craft a wonderful story while also ensuring that Corey's numerous contacts and past storylines weave themselves into the narrative.
Not only is DeMille entertaining, but he remains highly informative as he tells of the past historical clashes during the Cold War and predicts future issues in a second Frigid Aggression Movement. Utilising strong dialogue and a story that never slows, DeMille pulls his readers in and keeps them turning pages well into the night. Kudos, Mr. DeMille for another great novel. Don't water down the Corey character one iota, as he makes these novels even more enjoyable. View all 9 comments. May 20, Truman32 rated it it was ok. In an age where both new and established authors toil endlessly to create fascinating plots and multidimensional characters, it is refreshing to see a writer such as Nelson DeMille fearlessly release a book that is so spectacularly phoned-in.
DeMille is a bestselling author, and Radiant Angel recently topped the bestseller lists, and this makes sense—he is the go-to author of slackers hanging around water coolers everywhere. He appeals to all those workers out there that also perform half-hearte In an age where both new and established authors toil endlessly to create fascinating plots and multidimensional characters, it is refreshing to see a writer such as Nelson DeMille fearlessly release a book that is so spectacularly phoned-in.
And that was yesterday. My ice cream is melting. All I want to know is where to find this type of screw. It took real scant effort and middling focus. I can only imagine he was watching a football game when writing it, maybe attempting to beat a particularly hard level of Candy Crush on his iPhone.
Really, really lazy. Everything is slapdash--the characters not in any way memorable, they operate with zero motivation—the villains are bad because villains are supposed to be bad. The hero John Cory a mash-up of Jack Bauer from the television show 24 and a tough talking private detective is against authority because that is how these guys are supposed to be.
The plot—some kind of shenanigan about smuggling a dirty bomb into New York harbor in the submerged hold of a luxury yacht could have worked if any effort was put on pacing, tone, or action. Instead of revealing background scenes, suspense, or character development DeMille gives us endless scenes of riding around in cars and boats. This is my first DeMille book and the seventh!!! I feel DeMille is on the precipice of just having a co-author write his books and then slapping his name on the dust jacket which seems to be the M.
This book is recommended to everyone suffering sleep issues from acute insomnia to college neighbors blasting 5 Seconds of Summer at 3 A. Yes, its sleep inducing powers can even work on loud teen music. View all 6 comments. Apr 26, Ed rated it it was amazing. I am pleased to report that it's safe to become reacquainted with Nelson DeMille's books again after last year's unforgettably tedious page chase through Yemen in "The Panther".
John and his very lovely young trainee Tess Faraday, become suspicious of a group of Russian SVR agents at a party in the Hampton's I am pleased to report that it's safe to become reacquainted with Nelson DeMille's books again after last year's unforgettably tedious page chase through Yemen in "The Panther".
John and his very lovely young trainee Tess Faraday, become suspicious of a group of Russian SVR agents at a party in the Hampton's and infiltrate the party with the caterer. Following his cop instincts, he discovers a Russian plot to nuke lower Manhattan and blame a Saudi Prince. John and Tess try to thwart the attack with help from his NYPD connections and his sharp and very funny wise guy wit. In other words folks, Nelson DeMille and John Corey are back strong in a page turning thriller that might be DeMille's most entertaining book to date.
Very highly recommended. View all 14 comments. Jun 23, Aditi rated it really liked it Shelves: hachette , mystery , new-york , friends , my-reviews , family. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living. We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount.
Mission-is thought to be "a quiet end," he is more than happy to be out from under the thumb of the FBI and free from the bureaucracy of office life. This is the first book that I read by this author so I'll review it like I don't know John Corey or about the nature of his work or anything about his background. The book opens on 11th September, when Corey along with his new partner, Tess Faraday is following the car of Petrov. Sensing the follow-up, Petrov visits one of his Russian diplomat friend in East Hampton, where he throws a suspicious party consisting of prostitutes and other notorious Russian terrorism key players.
Unsure of the whole situation, Corey along with Tess enters the party as caterers, where he finds something really mysterious that doesn't really allow him to point fingers on Petrov so confidently on his terrorist attack plans on NYC. But Petrov is here not to blast a typical bomb like an Al-Qaeda terrorist, he is here on a bigger mission that will guarantee him a promotion. But what are his plans?
The writing style is good enough and really fluent which engages the attention of the readers right into the rhythm of the storyline. The prose is eloquent and polished with lots of tightly packed action that happens non-stop in a curious as well as nail-biting manner, thus keeping the readers on the loop.
The story-telling is fantastic and the narrative is layered with humor and drama and with Corey's POV, it sounds more like a fun read despite of the gravity of the possibility of a terror attack. The not so strong factor of this book and that also puts the readers bit off the edge is the characterization. Well, I thought that the books from the John Corey series can be read like a standalone where in each book the author intricately sketches his protagonist's demeanor just like the first time.
Honestly, I felt John Corey like a vague shadow with very less idea about his back-story in his both professional as well as personal life. Yeah, I will agree that John Corey is a daring and fun-loving guy and takes his country as well as job very seriously.
Moreover, he turns every serious situation into a witty thing with it's funny bone. Almost all through out the story, I got a notion that John Corey and his wife, Kate are not on a very good terms, in fact, he knows that his wife is cheating on him, still, when he leaves a voice message on Kate's phone, he says "I love you", whereas it is very clear, that John is not trying hard to get Kate back on his life or to make things right with Kate!
The supporting characters like Tess, is really a nice and sweet partner to John, who is very kick-ass and brave to stand beside John and the troubles that he calls in. The rest of the cast, which consists of Petrov and his pack of Russian diplomats are strikingly portrayed, that instills a fear straight into the minds of the readers with his third person POV. The theme of the book is quite enlightening, which is about terrorism. The author shows us how the people, who are responsible to control terrorist attacks on America, are working their ass off to save their country land.
That patriotic feel is very strongly featured among each and every character- be it the evil ones or the good ones. The author also focuses on the relationship between America and Russia and there it seems the author have struck a chord with this portrayal. This book is less of mystery, and more of police-thief chasing story, which the author have depicted with some vivid adrenaline-rushing action scenes. Verdict: Crime fiction fans will love to read this book and I believe Nelson DeMille is a must-read author for everyone.
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Courtesy: Thanks to the author's, Nelson DeMille, publicist from Grand Central Publishing, for giving me an opportunity to read and review this book. View all 4 comments. Jun 29, Adam Light rated it it was amazing Shelves: series , demille. Not too many authors writing thrillers today have the power to excite me with news of a new release like Nelson Demille.
Whenever a new book in the John Corey series comes out, I am all over it. This one was no exception. At pages, Radiant Angel is about half the length of the usual entry, and that made me nervous. Nothing to worry about. Usually these books are slow to build up the suspense, but this was a barn burner.
The tension never let up. Excellent in every way. Loved it. May 30, KatieMc rated it it was ok Shelves: librarybook. Common sense says I shouldn't like either. DeMille's books are formulaic and the stuff of old Bruce Willis movies. His character John Corey is a smart-ass, sometimes condescending to women, and makes his own trouble. Still, John Corey is my smart ass and and I will read these books if and whenever they come out. Radiant Angel followed the tried and true DeMille formula, covering improbable events in a 48 h I have a soft spot in my heart for Nelson DeMille books, and for John Corey in particular.
Radiant Angel followed the tried and true DeMille formula, covering improbable events in a 48 hour period, always ending with view spoiler [disaster thwarted hide spoiler ]. Maybe the author wanted to portray the verisimilitude of the stress put upon a marriage between law enforcement professionals, but I can't help but think that old DeMille wants to trade Kate in for a newer model. Phooey on your Mr. DeMille for treating an excellent character like a throw-away prop.
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One of my favorite literary characters is back. I know some of you didn't like The Panther, but I am positive you will enjoy this one! Jun 15, Mark Noble rated it it was ok. I gave it only two stars to reflect my growing dissatisfaction with good authors who go though the motions pumping out books in a comfortable formula. This is a John Corey novel, number seven in the series.
The premise is very contemporary: Russia under Putin is growing stronger and more powerful. They want to surpass the USA as leader of world so they implement a plan to smuggle a suitcase nuke in the hold of a luxury yacht owned by a Saudi prince into New York harbor, detonating it on September 12 at am, exactly 24 hours after the anniversary of the first plane strike on the World Trade Center. Russia expects this act will devastate Wall Street and send the American people into fear and panic, allowing Russia to gain might.
The relationship between the US and Saudi Arabia will be broken: all out war may even break out. Either scenario gives Russia the advantage. As usual, DeMille has done his research. It is also timely as Putin is all over the news these days and Homeland Security has identified our harbors as the most vulnerable places for a terrorist to deliver a nuclear device.
But Radiant Angel is a dud. The writing seems flat and uninspired. The Russians tell us the entire plot before the book is one third finished. We know the bomb will not be detonated and we know Corey will not be killed, so the rest of the book is about the hunt and the chase. He, and all the other Russians are one dimensional thugs; the women are prostitutes. At one point, DeMille takes at least 50 pages hard to tell exactly on the Kindle to describe the killing of the dozens of crew members and guests on the boat. It is not at all suspenseful; two assassins systematically go room to room, deck to deck and shoot the crew and guests one at a time.
A writer as skilled as DeMille could do that in two pages if he wanted. Even John Corey was a disappointment. I usually love his wise-ass, self deprecating humor but not this time. I found him irritating at best, sophomoric at his worst. I turned the steering wheel. Tom Clancy almost killed the category before he stopped writing.
I am sure that DeMille knew he had squeezed all the plots he was going to get out of the Islamic terrorist bag of tricks. DeMille can be an excellent writer. I thought his last book, The Quest , was very good. DeMille took a book he originally published in and significantly rewrote it. It has a bit of an Indian Jones feel, as the plot centers on a search for the Holy Grail in war torn Ethiopia. His descriptions and explanations of the civil war were excellent. I also learned a lot about Coptic Christianity and northern African history.
All the characters were fresh and new. You could feel that DeMille was engaged in the book and the result was excellent. So please, Mr. DeMille, give the terrorist plots a break, leave the formula writing to James Patterson and retire John Corey while he still has a good reputation. And give us another one of your innovative and suspenseful stories.
View 2 comments. Sep 03, Joseph Cognard rated it really liked it. I decided to read this book another one from the series as the threat of a nuclear bomb scares me less than bugs. Radiant Angel takes place on the South shore Hamptons another area that I know fairly well. The book was enjoyable though somewhat typical Russian bad guys nuclear suitcase, etc I liked it enough to get over hurdle and will try Plum Island bugs or not.
Jul 30, Al rated it did not like it. I have enjoyed his books over the years but this one is awful. May 08, Liz Barnsley rated it it was amazing. It is also timely as Putin is all over the news these days and Homeland Security has identified our harbors as the most vulnerable places for a terrorist to deliver a nuclear device. But Radiant Angel is a dud. The writing seems flat and uninspired. The Russians tell us the entire plot before the book is one third finished. We know the bomb will not be detonated and we know Corey will not be killed, so the rest of the book is about the hunt and the chase.
He, and all the other Russians are one dimensional thugs; the women are prostitutes. At one point, DeMille takes at least 50 pages hard to tell exactly on the Kindle to describe the killing of the dozens of crew members and guests on the boat. It is not at all suspenseful; two assassins systematically go room to room, deck to deck and shoot the crew and guests one at a time. A writer as skilled as DeMille could do that in two pages if he wanted.
Even John Corey was a disappointment. I usually love his wise-ass, self deprecating humor but not this time. I found him irritating at best, sophomoric at his worst. I turned the steering wheel.
Tom Clancy almost killed the category before he stopped writing. I am sure that DeMille knew he had squeezed all the plots he was going to get out of the Islamic terrorist bag of tricks. DeMille can be an excellent writer. I thought his last book, The Quest , was very good. DeMille took a book he originally published in and significantly rewrote it.
It has a bit of an Indian Jones feel, as the plot centers on a search for the Holy Grail in war torn Ethiopia. His descriptions and explanations of the civil war were excellent. I also learned a lot about Coptic Christianity and northern African history. All the characters were fresh and new. You could feel that DeMille was engaged in the book and the result was excellent. So please, Mr. DeMille, give the terrorist plots a break, leave the formula writing to James Patterson and retire John Corey while he still has a good reputation.
And give us another one of your innovative and suspenseful stories. View 2 comments. Sep 03, Joseph Cognard rated it really liked it. I decided to read this book another one from the series as the threat of a nuclear bomb scares me less than bugs. Radiant Angel takes place on the South shore Hamptons another area that I know fairly well. The book was enjoyable though somewhat typical Russian bad guys nuclear suitcase, etc I liked it enough to get over hurdle and will try Plum Island bugs or not. Jul 30, Al rated it did not like it. I have enjoyed his books over the years but this one is awful.
May 08, Liz Barnsley rated it it was amazing. Nelson De Mille writes extraordinarily accomplished thrillers every time and he has a plethora of great recurring characters to entice the readers in John Sutter and Paul Brenner being two other faves of mine but the John Corey series is the one that has a special place in my heart down solely to that character. Each of the Corey books can be read as standalones but I would definitely recommend reading in order if at all possible due to the brilliant character development or more perhaps that John stays beautifully the same while all others around him roll their eyes and because his journey through various law enforcement agencies is really quite ironically witty and seeing it all pan out is one of the great joys of reading these novels.
Plum Island is where you need to start In this instalment he is working on surveillance, keeping an eye on some suspicious Russian officials living in the US. However as anyone who reads these knows, John Corey lives life in the fast lane - wherever he goes trouble is sure to follow a lot of it he gets into all by himself and when he loses sight of one of his targets there is no way in heck he is going home until he tracks him down again.
So begins a really tense and exciting adventure and this author being who he is, there is no guarantee of a win for the good guys. The thing that makes this novel and the ones before it such scintillating reads is the exquisite mixture of thrills and laughs. John Corey has a disparaging wit that just makes you smile then the next moment he is all focus and action as the danger zone hits - you will hover between the edge of your seat and relaxing into a wry smile as he waxes lyrical over his own situation and personality.
I love it - really really terrific reading. If you like a wisecracking protagonist then John Corey is for you - if you like a well constructed and actually thrilling thriller then the situations he finds himself in are for you. If you like a good mix of characters all extremely well drawn, some peripheral, some who turn up often then you will love it. Its not as if these are popcorn thrillers either - if you are looking for something a little deeper you will find that here as well - Nelson De Mille using his characters and settings to explore wider worldwide issues and certainly he brings a lot of emotional impact to his storytelling.
In Radiant Angel he uses two "scenes" if you like - following John Corey but then in parts following the Russians - this gives a stark and exciting edge to proceedings as the reader is allowed some insight into whether any of the actions John and his compatriots are taking are likely to be of any use. It adds to the drama and stimulus of the read perfectly. Really really gripping stuff. Overall then, the author has hit the mark for me once again. Long live John Corey! Happy Reading Folks! Jun 26, Jim rated it it was ok.
Having read all of the previous John Corey books and most of what the author has ever written, I found this book lacking in depth and nuance and most of the general tasty ingredients that Mr. DeMille generally includes in his efforts. This really did not seem like his writing at all I actually listened to the Audible version and Mr. Brick, who can usually do a good interpretation, had nothing to work with in this book. Were I a suspicious type, and I am I would wager that this book was a collaborative effort and much more so than Mr. Demille allows for in thanking his son for what he brought to the effort.
And now to on to the Mr. Mercedes sequel May 01, Susan rated it it was amazing. Loved this book. Scary premise, but John Corey's on the job!test9.expandit.io/war-technology-anthropology-critical-interventions-a-forum.php
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A very quick read because I couldn't put it down. Love DeMille's writing. The character of Corey is smart, sarcastic and totally entertaining! Read this one. Jul 05, Tim rated it did not like it. An unrewarding, unfulfilled novel of massacre. Jun 24, Shannon rated it really liked it Shelves: books-reviewed , thrillers , action. John Corey is back and this one flows better than 6. Russians, a terrorist nuclear attack and a wise-cracking John Corey who doesn't trust his superiors. What's not to like? Jun 01, Corey rated it really liked it Shelves: military , mystery-detective , suspense-thriller.
I finished it in less than a week. Corey along with newcomer Tess Faraday is assigned to keep Russian Colonel Vasily Petrov, who they believe is a traitor under surveillance. But when the Russian disappears while attending a party, Corey and Tess investigate his disappearance and as they discover that Petrov had devised a plan of nuclear disaster for New York City, and it's up to Corey and Tess to stop him. Very fast-paced and a fun quick easy read. What I wonder now is if DeMille is gonna continue the series because he kind of left the ending open but the last few sentences made it seem like this could possibly be the final book in the series.
Is John Corey gonna continue, or is this it? May 03, Trish rated it did not like it.
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John Corey back in the day was a confident, in your face, sarcastic and brilliant SOB. He had cogliones! This John Corey is whiney as hell, jaded beyond repair, and the "woe is me and my Wife has a better job than me" attitude is grating. It was a disappointment. Lacking plot, lacking heart.. Apr 17, Lori rated it it was amazing. Having been a fan of Nelson DeMille since the '80s, I was delighted to have the opportunity to read an advance copy of his latest book, Radiant Angel.
I love authors who can be relied upon to consistently provide a great read. DeMille's books are entertaining, yet intelligent and thought-provoking. I also like that his books appeal to both men and women; so many of the books I read can't be recommended to men I know. I particularly like his witty and sarcastic main characters like John Corey in Having been a fan of Nelson DeMille since the '80s, I was delighted to have the opportunity to read an advance copy of his latest book, Radiant Angel.
In Radiant Angel, the threat being investigated was very scary because one could imagine it happening in real life today. There were interesting ethical issues that came up in the book which differentiated it from more typical thrillers. I couldn't put the book down wanting to see how it would be resolved. This book seems to be a transitional book in the life of John Corey. I'm interested to see what happens in his personal life in future books.
I think Radiant Angel will be a great summer read. Anyone could take it on vacation and know they will be enjoy it.
I highly recommend it. Dec 31, Skip rated it liked it Shelves: series-in-progress , thriller. John is on duty with an FBI trainee, when Petrov and two colleagues head to a party in the Hamptons hosted by a Russian oligarch. The two jump into the catering va Vasily Petrov, a colonel in the Russian SVR and son of a famous general, is masquerading as a diplomat with the Russian U. The two jump into the catering van, and witness the three Russians escaping mysteriously in a boat. When the identity of the third Russian is discovered, the race is on to save New York City.
DeMille cut this one short, including appearances by none of the characters from the first six books in this series. Fast-paced, but below par for this writer. I preferred the earlier books in this series There was not much going on in this plot. Pretty straight forward from beginning to end. The character development and interest was more superficial than before. If I had not read earlier books I would have said this was great, it's a pretty good thriller, but was a little disappointed after waiting a year for it, after reading every other book written by the author.
The narration by Scott Brick is excellent, making John Corey feel like a wiseass private investigator who swaggers through his cases, moving with the punches with staying blatantly sarcastic. The plot is serviceable and timely given the current US-Russian relations, and the characters play off each other that advances the storyline in fun and entertaining ways. There are numerous great one liners such as the two above that offer excellent chuckles. A good addition to the John Corey series. Feb 17, Maryellen rated it it was amazing. Courageous or crazy, cowboy Corey rides again!
As this story begins, Corey has been relegated to surveilling foreign diplomats, a quiet job that will keep him out of trouble He has a new female partner Tess Faraday and there's something about her he just can't figure out. Looks like there's some trou Courageous or crazy, cowboy Corey rides again! Looks like there's some trouble in that paradise and Ms.
Faraday is just the kind of puzzle John likes to work on. As the novel evolves and to his irritation John becomes "in the know" about Ms. Faraday and her boss, neither sitting well with Mr. As in past novels, our hero has unbeatable intuition and a raging issue with authority, both of which serve to save New York City. Once the race begins, it doesn't let up for a page, keeping the reader hooked from beginning to end. This time the villain is Russian terrorists intent on leaving NYC in dust, while framing another group for the dastardly deed.
DeMille is a master at creating the chase, incorporating enough detail and realism without dragging down a fast moving plot. While John Corey's hero chasing antics are well beyond reality, he makes for an engaging character that you can't help but root for. It's another winner for Nelson DeMille.
Sorry, if this is a little short on plot line, but as a reader I don't like to give away much of the plot details. Sep 06, Susan Arnout Smith rated it it was amazing. In Radiant Angel, Nelson DeMille reliably delivers a fast paced thriller with fully realized characters.
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Corey has a dead-end job ticking surveillance boxes following Russian diplomats at the UN Mission. DeMille is especially good at immediately setting up a ticking bomb: the threat that New York City will be vaporized mist in mere days. Jul 23, Mike Gabor rated it it was ok. Not up to the usual high standards of this series. Book was very predictable and not very thrilling. Kind of think the author just mailed this one in. May 28, Chuck rated it it was ok Shelves: namerica , espionage , owned , fiction.
If action and shallowness appeal to you this is your book. I have read Demille for years and have loved much of his work, but there is more reality in Harry Potter and the Wizard of Oz than there was in this novel. I don't care if John Corey can stay underwater for a month or if he can disarm a nuclear bomb with his teeth or has to publicly get rid of his wife for some literary reason.
Wore me out. Mar 18, Alfred Haplo rated it liked it Shelves: thriller-all-sorts , to-present. Diehard fans, you may like this book. Oh, sorry, I meant fans of Diehard the movie starring Detective John McClane, smart-ass, egotistical, sarcastic, terrorist-fighting walking slab of machismo. Radiant Angel reads like fodder for a Hollywood guns-ablazing action thriller, needing only digital actualization. Book 6 The Panther stretched my tolerance to breaking point with a formula worn threadbare, but was salvaged by the complex Mrs Kate Mayfield-Corey aka FBI Special Agent and a crossover character, Paul Brenner, who held his own in a pissing contest.
Book 7 Radiant Angel is all Corey, lone star. Other than one ghost from the past, all other familiar names surfaced only to build a peripheral back story but contributed no substantive voices. Which is puzzling, for the author to wipe the relationship slate so clean and in so callous a manner which seems counter to years of developing a more emotionally connected protagonist. At the end, I felt as if the author threw away a key piece of why some fans like me root for Corey. Usher out the old, and bring in the new. Filling the void is a new female agent, whom I may also add is young, attractive, intelligent and has a hot crush on Corey, as well as a run of the mill cast of bro-I-got-yer-back fellow agents, post-Cold-War mischief makers and anti-American Middle-Eastern sympathizers.
The plot? Right, right DSG keeps tabs on UN emissaries who may run afoul of diplomatic status, which in this story, one did of epic proportions. On the anniversary of September 11 in a routine reconnaissance with said Ms Perfect Agent, Corey followed his baser instincts like a heat-seeking missile in thrilling chases towards a climactic build up and blah blah blah… He saves the day. This is not a spoiler, fellow fans.
Facetious remarks aside, this feels like a failed reboot of a tired franchise. At pages, Radiant Angel is less than half the usual Demille book. The brevity worked in its favor and the story concluded just before it fell into absolute monotony. For that, this upgrades from 2-stars to 3. Strictly for fans. Jun 10, Jeffrey rated it liked it Shelves: thriller , read-in Unlike the bloated "Panther", the page prior Corey novel, this book is more straight forward and less involved.
The villains are identified early to the reader and the hunt to stop them is on. Corey, an egotistical wise cracking ex-cop, who somehow always ends up with a beautiful female partner, is back in all of his glory. So if you did not like him in the "Panther", or the "Radiant Angel", the seventh book in the John Corey series is a lean and mean thriller from the pen of Nelson DeMille.
So if you did not like him in the "Panther", or the far better "Lion's Game" or "Plum Island", you should just stop reading this review and not buy the book. If you still like DeMille and by extension Corey, then this quick read is a perfect beach read. Corey has been involved in various anti-terrorist actions in the DeMille centric universe. Now, his wife Kate Mayfield is in Washington, and Corey, has accepted a job with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group, which keeps tabs on members of the United Nations, who the US feels may be in country in non-diplomatic roles.
We soon know that Petrov is up to something because he has received top secret orders from Russia and a bag with several automatic weapons. When Petrov leaves New York with two other men, one of whom is another military officer and drives to a party on Long Island at the home of a Russian oligarth, outside the approved perimeter for diplomats, Corey and his team follows. Soon he is suspicious of both Petrov and Faraday, the former for the trip, and the latter for her knowledge and mysteriously long bathroom breaks. Corey suspicions soon prove true. Petrov is up to no good, and Faraday is no trainee.
Corey and Faraday break into the party posing as fake caterers and watch as Petrov and his colleagues, who are not enjoying the party, the booze or the girls, leave the party in a suspicious water craft, with 12 of the prostitutes and head out to sea. The action then switches entirely to Petrov's party on board the ship, which meets up with a Saudi prince's yacht, where Petrov and his assassin counterpart soon dispatch the crew, the prince and the girls in a bloody takeover of the yacht.
They soon rendezvous with a Russian trawler, which has a pilot for their yacht and a pocket nuke. Corey uses his contacts with local cops to try to trackdown Petrov but its like trying to find a needle on the high seas. But using his investigative know how and questioning the Russians at the party will have to figure out where Petrov is and get to him before he can detonate the nuke.
The ultimate confrontation is all one can want in a thriller. There is a lot of Corey wise cracking in this volume, and not a lot of delving into the back stories of the characters or their lives, but if you like a lean read with plenty of action, this will keep you engrossed.
Jun 22, Benjamin Thomas rated it it was amazing Shelves: audio-books , thriller-cops-feds , thriller-spy. He has long realized that while that agency may have good use for his skills, his approach to solving problems is not often a good fit for that bureaucracy or its leaders. In essence, they spy on spies.