After twenty years of legendary John Corey thrillers, discover the story that started it all with this exclusive special edition of the classic PLUM ISLAND.
NYPD homicide detective John Corey has moved to Long Island, restlessly recuperating from wounds received in the line of duty, when he's hired as a consult on a murder. The victims are Tom and Judy Gordon, biologists who worked on Plum Island, the site of animal disease research for the Department of Agriculture.
Were the Gordons murdered because they'd stolen some valuable new vaccine, or even a dreaded virus? Or had they been running drugs?
Corey teams up with Beth Penrose, a detective working her first homicide, and their visit to Plum Island reveals only that the FBI & CIA have sanitised the place. Then they meet Emma Whitehouse, an expert on Captain Kidd's lost treasure which is thought to be buried nearby...
With a new introduction by the author, this stunning edition of Plum Island is a must-have. This is Corey at his toughest, wittiest best.
Heavy wisecracking keeps the fun flowing as DeMille cranks up a thrilling, entertaining plot - Kirkus Reviews
A page turning, high octane novel that's firing on all cylinders - Edinburgh Evening News
A good old-fashioned murder mystery which keeps you enthralled till the very last page - Yorkshire Evening Press
Demille paints a compelling picture - Irish Evening Herald
Nelson Richard DeMille was born in New York City on August 23, 1943 to Huron and Antonia (Panzera) DeMille, then moved with his parents to Long Island. He graduated from Elmont Memorial High School, where he played football and ran track.
DeMille spent three years at Hofstra University, then joined the Army where he attended Officer Candidate School and was commissioned a Lieutenant in the United States Army (1966-69). He saw action in Vietnam as an infantry platoon leader with the First Cavalry Division and was decorated with the Air Medal, Bronze Star, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.
After his discharge, DeMille returned to Hofstra University where he received his bachelor's degree in Political Science and History. He has three children, Lauren, Alexander, and James, and he and his wife reside on Long Island.
DeMille's first major novel was By the Rivers of Babylon, published in 1978, and is still in print as are all his succeeding novels. He is a member of American Mensa, The Authors Guild, and is past president of the Mystery Writers of America. He is also a member of International Thriller Writers and was chosen as ThrillerMaster of the Year 2015. He holds three honorary doctorates: Doctor of Humane Letters from Hofstra University, Doctor of Literature from Long Island University, and Doctor of Humane Letters from Dowling College.