Wild Fire (John Corey Series #4)

Wild Fire (John Corey Series #4)

by Nelson DeMille
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Wild Fire (John Corey Series #4) by Nelson DeMille

Welcome to the Custer Hill Club - a men's club set in an Adirondack hunting lodge whose members include some of America's most powerful business leaders, military men, and government officials. Ostensibly, the club is a place to relax with old friends. But one fall weekend, the club's Executive Board gathers to talk about 9/11 - and finalize a retaliation plan, known only by its code name: WILD FIRE

That same weekend, a member of the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force is found dead. Soon it's up to Detective John Corey and his wife, FBI Agent Kate Mayfield, to unravel a plot that starts with the Custer Hill Club and ends with American cities locked in the crosshairs of a nuclear device. Only Corey and Mayfield can stop the button from being pushed, and global chaos from being unleashed...

More chilling than yesterday's headlines and as prophetic as tomorrow's, Wild Fire will challenge you to question everything you thought you knew about your leaders and your country while thrilling you with suspense that builds with every page.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446617772
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 11/01/2007
Series: John Corey Series , #4
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 720
Sales rank: 474,340
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.25(d)

About the Author

Nelson DeMille is a former U.S. Army lieutenant who served in Vietnam and is the author of nineteen acclaimed novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Night Fall, Plum Island, The Gate House, The Lion, The Panther and Radiant Angel. His other New York Times bestsellers include The Charm School, Word of Honor, The Gold Coast, Spencerville, The Lion's Game, Up Country, Wild Fire, and The General's Daughter, the last of which was a major motion picture. For more information, you can visit NelsonDeMille.net.


Long Island, New York

Date of Birth:

August 22, 1943

Place of Birth:

New York, New York


B.A. in political science, Hofstra University, 1974

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Wild Fire (John Corey Series #4) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 191 reviews.
Jilangmartyl23 More than 1 year ago
I love him, glad he is back in this book. This story creeped me out a bit but loved how Corey was able to get out of this one. So glad he is coming back in the Lion 2010. He is the best. I loved Night Fall, this one is a creep out and dangling particple as well. Once you get passed the overall purpose of the mission John and Kate come on strong to the finish.
flatpicker More than 1 year ago
What a great book. I really enjoyed the writing style of Mr. DeMille. It will keep you on the edge of your seat. If you like the show "24" you will love "Wild Fire"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A real nice reading of a good Nelson Demille novel. Wild Fire is an interesting plot on the heels of Sept 11. Scott Brink is one of the best in audio books.
silencedogoodreturns More than 1 year ago
This book was further proof that no author can get it right every time. While I am a huge fan of Mr. DeMille's books, this one is just not in the same league as his earlier Gold Coast, Charm School, Up Country, Word of Honor, or even Night Fall. A far-fetched plot, bordering once again on paranoia. Not the meaty, introspective thriller we've come to anticipate and savor.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Everyone has been soooo hard on poor John Corey..give it a rest and just enjoy a good read already!! Yes he's a wise-ass and more than a bit obnoxious, but Mr. DeMille has always infused him with plenty of heart to balance that out, and his fight for 'good' is never in questions. Sit down, shut up, quit nit-picking and enjoy a good book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The story was nonstop action, which was great-no dull moments, plus I loved Corey's wit.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Reminds me of when Willie Mays played one too many games, and in hindsight, should have quit while he was on top. I have enjoyed many of DeMille's titles, but, DeMille should have moth balled Corey after Night Fall very disappointing effort by DeMille.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought the main character was very insightful and witty. I appreciated his humor. The story started out very good but then tended to fade to mediocre towards the end of the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read all of DeMille books but this one is not to the usual caliber in any way. Dialogue is boring, the character is unpleasant, the plot is minimal.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was my first DeMille book and I loved it....however, it really does make you stop and think. I enjoy John Corey's character and will have to read more of DeMille. It was a good suspense and Corey's saracastic sense of humor make a very dark situation not so edgy. I'll definitely read more of DeMille's books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a big fan of Mr. Demille, I love everything he's written. You must understand, the story line of most of his books are pretty intense. If you are looking for light reading, his books are not the ones for you. I especially love the stories with John Corey....he's just so my kind of guy! Thanks Mr. Demille, for another great book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I received multiple copies of this book for Christmas, so I felt compelled to read it. The premise of the story intrigued me. However, the hours I spent reading the book were a complete waste. The plot was utterly predictable I really didn't need to read the second half of the book to know the ending. The characters were shallow and uninteresting (and racist). Some of the jokes were funny, but many more were forced attempts at humor. The only 'tech' twist to the book was pretty lame, especialy in comparison to what Tom Clancy and Michael Chrichton produce. My expectations for a Christmas break novel are not high--I just want to be entertained! (after all, I don't need to tax my brain during vacation). However, this book failed to interest me on any level. I can't believe critics and bookstores are pushing so hard for this book. Hype and solid marketing, not quality of writing, will ensure the success of this novel. This is the first DeMille book I have read, and it will be the last.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is not up to snuff. John Corey comes off as immature and tedious rather than astute and wise-cracking. The premise was ludicrous and the book was boring, never really getting to the point. Very disappointing from this, sometimes good, author.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read all of Nelson Demille's work and have consider him a great contemporary author. This book is centered on John Corey and his usually humorous and likeable smartass attitude - but in this case the card is overplayed. The dialog becomes unrealistic and the essence of the character does not emerge. The book is not only plot-driven, it is character-defunct.
GailCooke More than 1 year ago
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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Great Book. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it as it was written in the true spirit of John Corey's previous adventures!
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hookedonbooksTX More than 1 year ago
Love the Corey books full of suspense and humor just pure entertainment. I especially appreciate they way each book in the series is written as independently as possible. There are connections to the previous book but thats only enough to give you the Corey history to move on. Wild Fire is very possible which gives it better than a pure fiction read. Wild Fire was a little drawn out and should have been shortened Perhaps my favorite Corey book the "Lion's Game" spoiled me with its incrediable fast pace and the humor runs ramped. I like all of Mr. DeMille's Corey novels and I hope he continues write more.
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If you are a fan of the John Corey series, you will not be disappointed. The book is classic DeMille and will keep you entertained throughout!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read many Demille books and they are fantastic. This one is not. It was over the top, predictable, and frankly, just dumb. The plot was overplayed and the characters were boring. I felt as if half way through the book Demille was sick of writing this story and just wanted to end it as quickly as possible.