Book: Nelson DeMille “The Panther”

August 4, 2017

I’m not sure why I am readying these.  The first John Corey “Plumb Island” was ok but seemed to repeat the key plot points too many times ..  this hasn’t got better and in this book just gets ridiculous!

Here we find Anti-Terrorist Task Force agent John Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield sent to Yemen to draw out a US born terrorist “The Panther”  – they are bait.  But….  before they go John researches “The Panther” then they are briefed on this current political situation in Yemen and its historical context and more about “The Panther” and how important it is to catch or kill him.  Then they make it to the Yemen and are briefed again about the history and political situation … then they meet a new contact who takes them on a tour of the capital where they find out more about the history and political… on and on!

For me it was as if the author had done some very good and detailed research – great.  But I don’t need to know all of that detail in order to read a thriller. The plot (if you can dig down enough to find it) is interesting and it is hard to see how they will achieve their goals … but there is a lot of words to get through.  I will be glad when this series is over.

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Book: Nelson DeMille “The Lion”

August 4, 2017

Following the John Corey series finds the former NYPD homicide detective and now a special agent for the Anti-Terrorist Task Force, facing “The Lion” again.

The Lion has returned to America to finish what he started three years previously (Night Fall) and to kill Corey and his partner (now wife) Kate Mayfield.  Well, that’s about it really – the terrorist is doing terrorist stuff and John Corey is doing ‘rogue cop’ stuff.  The story unfolds fast enough and with some twists and turns but again I find DeMille repeats and goes over the key facts just far too many times.