Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Radiant Angel; Nelson DeMille

Radiant Angel; Nelson DeMille
Hachette Audio - 2015

On a recent road trip to Maine we listed to Radiant Angel by Nelson DeMille.  This book is # 7 in the John Corey series, but even if you are a newbie to the series, you still might enjoy this one. The story line is easy to follow and has enough background on the John Corey character so new readers should not feel lost.  The audio book is read by Scott Brick, who as always, does a superb job.

John Corey is known for his acid tongue. A former NYPD detective, former member of FBI and the Anti-Terrorist Task Force, he now works for the DSG (Diplomatic Surveillance Group) in New York City. 

His current assignment is to keep tabs on some Russian Diplomats at the UN. When one Russian diplomats gets a bit slippery and goes missing at a Hampton's party, John's job heats up. It's rumored that the missing Russian, Vasily Petrov may be planning a nuclear attack on NYC, by way of a suitcase containing the so-called "Radiant Angel.

The elusive Petrov takes John and partner Tess Faraday on a rollar coaster of a ride.  From wild Hampton's parties, prostitutes, and more, John Corey's sardonic wit makes this audio book a fun listening experience for readers. At times, John's humor is a bit overdone, and some of the cat and mouse escapades seem to conveniently achieve the unachievable, but despite this, Radiant Angel is a decent political thriller with an especially appropriate line for 2015. Although the story is fast paced, it is shorter in length than previous installments, resulting in less character development, and a bit more fluff. Still very fun though. 

Thanks to Hachette Audio for providing me with a copy of this audio book.

4/5 stars

7 comments:

  1. I thought Corey's dialogue seemed overdone as well this time around. This wasn't my favorite of his books, but, like you said, still a decent counter-terrorism thriller.

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  2. Corey is something else, that's for sure. I always enjoy DeMille's books.

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  3. I love when a reviewer says that the narrator was good. It's hard for me to listen to a book if I don't like the voice or style of the narration.

    Glad you enjoyed this book!

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  4. I love when a reviewer says that the narrator was good. It's hard for me to listen to a book if I don't like the voice or style of the narration.

    Glad you enjoyed this book!

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  5. That sounds like a pretty good thriller!

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  6. This does sound good. I really enjoy books like this on audio.

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  7. I haven't read any by this author and this series sounds good.

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