This book was my first introduction to this author, and now I cannot wait to read each and everyone of his books! In this book, the author introduces NYPD homicide detective John Corey, who, having been seriously wounded in the line of duty, is convalescing at his uncle's home on Long Island's North Forth. When the local Police Chief asks for his assistance in the double homicide of two of Corey's friends, biologists who worked on Plum Island where a top secret government research facility exists, Corey begins an adventure of a lifetime.
Well-researched, this book is replete with interesting historical information about Long Island's North Fork, which is the heart of its wine country. The author weaves a compelling narrative filled with many twists and turns that will definitely keep the reader compulsively turning the pages of this well-written book. It is an exciting, intricately plotted thriller with fully fleshed characters and snappy dialogue. The main character, John Corey, is a tough talking, wise-cracking hero, with nerves of steel. An alpha male who takes no prisoners, Corey is an interesting and likable character, and one that the reader hopes will appear in another of the author's novels. I was thrilled to discover that this character appears in a number of subsequent novels by this author.
Those who enjoy mysteries, police procedurals, and thrillers will simply love this book!