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TOP 100 REVIEWERon October 28, 2008
John Corey book 4

The story begins when Detective Harry Miller of the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force is sent to conduct surveillance at Custer Hill Club, a hunting club owned by a rich oil baron and reserved exclusively for powerful business leaders.

When he is found dead of an apparent hunting accident, a close colleague and friend John Corey together with his wife FBI Agent Kate Mayfield become interested in this surveillance gone wrong. Corey with his renegade style and disregard for normal procedure and his partner follow their instincts but the investigation quickly turns south.

The premise of the story is exciting and starts strong with a creative and plausible plot, the husband and wife team adds chemistry to the investigation. Although this action/adventure can be heart stopping at times it is too bad the author laid down his entire plan and the villain's intentions early in the novel thus removing some of the suspense from the ending. I found John Corey the main character becomes annoying with his constant wisecracks and rude attitude towards everyone, the excessive use of profanity makes him look more like a gangster and not a representative of the law.

The book is mildly entertaining, an easy read and one easily forgotten.
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TOP 50 REVIEWERon November 23, 2006
Dubbed a Golden Voice by AudioFile Magazine Scott Brick reads both the Abridged and Unabridged editions of Nelson DeMille's latest mesmerizing thriller. The winner of a Science Fiction Audie and a handful of Earphone Awards, Brick is well suited to bring this chilling tale to life. His narrative style is understated, allowing the words to make an impact and that they surely do in DeMille's too-close-to-reality Wild Fire.

Popular protagonist John Corey returns to confront a mad man and a heinous scheme that would take the lives of millions. Corey's a former NYPD officer who now works in anti-terrorism. That's terrorism with a capital T as supposedly super patriotic, all-American, millionaire Bain Madox has come up with a scheme that would have the U.S. launching a mega nuclear attack on the world. But, try to prove it.

Initially, Anti-Terrorism Task Force (ATTF) agent Harry Muller is sent to investigate what is happening at the Custer Hill Club, an all too private hunting and fishing lodge which is actually a meeting place for a group of very powerful men who harbor some pretty sick thoughts. When Muller is found dead Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, head for the same territory.

As he did with Night Fall (2004) DeMille offers another heart stopping thriller featuring the inimitable Corey. Fast paced dialogue and high octane action - enjoy!

- Gail Cooke
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on April 15, 2011
This is the first book I have read from Nelson DeMille. I was not disappointed!

The story reads very fast and keeps you guessing until the very end. Would have loved to seen the other ending too!

Nelson DeMille rights in an easy language, easy to follow and the story line is too realistic! Wow!


Nelson DeMille is a super author, up there with John Saul, Robin Cook and James Paterson!

- Michel
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on December 13, 2013
As usual, Nelson DeMille is funny, has a good plot and story, and is good reading right to the last page.
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on November 12, 2011
I enjoyed all of DeMille's books with his character John Corey in them like this one.The plot was absolutely grippingly well written.
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon December 25, 2007
I have a like/dislike for Nelson DeMille. I've read all his books and have generally enjoyed them all.
My problem with DeMille is that his writing has become lackluster with his past three novels. His earlier work was wonderful.
When I first met John Corey I loved this guy. His sarcasm and wit had me rolling on the floor laughing, at the same time engaged with the drama and thrills of "The Lions Game" and "Plum Island". "Nightfall" and "Wild Fire" left Corey anemic and less funny IMHO. Still good reads, however, but generally disappointing when compared to his previous writings. "Up Country" started to show the cracks, and each novel that followed went the same route.
I said in a review of a previous novel that DeMilles favorite and most common statements/sentences are "I/she/he nodded" "I/she/he didn't reply".
I don't know why, but this has bugged me from the first time I read it.
I will still read DeMille, as he is a crafted writer. I keep hoping he gets back to his original form.
Wild Fire is a good read for anyone not familiar with DeMille. The story (like Nightfall) is set in the "real" world, and the possibilities and situations he uses are frighteningly real.
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on January 10, 2008
If you have read Plum Island,lion game,nightfall then you can only hope this is as good and it is.Nelson Demille takes you on a wild ride and you really wish you didn't have to get off
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on January 14, 2008
Wild Fire by Nelson DeMille, feature's John Corey, an ex-NYPD detective and a member of the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force who makes his fourth appearance in a DeMille novel. In Wild Fire, a fellow agent is found dead while on a surveillance mission, John Corey and FBI agent Kate Mayfield (his wife,) travel to New York to investigate the suspicious Custer Hill Gun Club. But shortly after arriving stories become conflicting when they meet the brilliantly insane Bain Madox, a Vietnam veteran and owner of the gun club.

Bain Madox has a grandiose solution to put an end to the conflicts tearing the Middle East asunder. Corey and Mayfield must stay alive long enough to prevent this diabolical nuclear scheme -- which will launch the world into utter chaos! Will this stiffed-lip, obnoxious duo thwart this madman's schemes? Or, has John Corey made his final joke in the face of danger?

Nelson DeMille is a member of The Authors Guild, the Mystery Writers of America, and American Mensa--and with Wild Fire, Demille proves that after fourteen novels he is still able to write a worthwhile and suspenseful detective thriller in which the heroes dispense justice in an ambiguous world.

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on July 6, 2007
To paraphrase Nelson DeMille's own words about "Wild Fire" ... if this novel doesn't frighten you, it certainly should!

On one level, "Wild Fire" is a well-crafted, enjoyable but relatively routine police procedural which details John Corey's doggedly skilled but definitely off-the-wall and well outside the boundaries investigation of fellow agent Harry Muller's disappearance and murder. As a character starring in his fourth outing (Plum Island, Lion's Island and Night Fall were the first three novels), Corey comes as a package with no surprises. He's brash, vulgar, earthy, outrageously opinionated, self-righteous and arrogant, in your face, sarcastic to a fault and oversexed. Yet he can also be witty, humorous, kind, warm, loving and even self-effacing on the odd occasion when his beautiful wife Kate Mayfield slaps him upside the head and brings him down to earth a little! While his personal version of teamwork is somewhat lacking, there can be no question of his loyalty to the people he believes are on that team.

On a second level, "Wild Fire" is a terrifying tale of the escalation of global terrorism in the aftermath of 9/11 and the destruction of New York's World Trade Center. A 21st century version of the 1960's Cold War MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction), "Wild Fire" is a plan to reduce the Middle East to a radioactive glassy parking plot in response to any Islamic terrorist nuclear attack on an American city. The plan, set to operate entirely automatically with a feather light hair trigger, would kill hundreds of millions of practicing Moslems and, of course, eliminate the Islamic faith in the blink of an eye. That "Wild Fire" is presented in such a fashion as to appear entirely reasoned and plausible is chilling and thought-provoking enough. That a US right wing plot to trigger "Wild Fire" by the suitcase nuke bombing of San Francisco and Los Angeles is presented as a realistic possibility given the existence of such a plan is positively terrifying!

Those who love suspense thrillers and members of John Corey's fan club will eat this one up. Highly recommended!

Paul Weiss
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