The Maze

Nelson DeMille [1 month ago]

The Maze Book CoverRead The Maze Book Review Nelson DeMille , #1 New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille returns with a blistering thriller featuring his most popular series character, former NYPD homicide detective John Corey, called out of retirement to investigate a string of grisly murders much too close to home.

In his dazzling #1 bestseller, Plum Island, Nelson DeMille introduced readers to NYPD Homicide Detective John Corey, who we first meet sitting on the back porch of his uncle’s waterfront estate on Long Island, convalescing from wounds incurred in the line of duty. A visit from the local Chief of Police results in the legendary Detective Corey becoming involved in the investigation of the murders of a married couple who were scientists at the top-secret biological research facility on Plum Island.

Fast forward through six more bestselling John Corey novels and The Maze opens with Corey on the same porch, but now in forced retirement from his last job as a Federal Agent with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group. Corey is restless and looking for action, so when his former lover, Detective Beth Penrose, appears with a job offer, Corey has to once again make some decisions about his career—and about reuniting with Beth Penrose.

Inspired by, and based on the actual and still unsolved Gilgo Beach murders, The Maze takes the reader on a dangerous hunt for an apparent serial killer who has murdered nine—and maybe more—prostitutes and hidden their bodies in the thick undergrowth on a lonely stretch of beach.

As Corey digs deeper into this case, which has made national news, he comes to suspect that the failure of the local police to solve this sensational case may not be a result of their inexperience and incompetence—it may be something else. Something more sinister.

The Maze features John Corey’s politically incorrect humor, matched by his brilliant and unorthodox investigative skills along with the surprising and shocking plot twists that are the trademark of the #1 New York Times bestselling author, Nelson DeMille.

The Maze Book Reviews

Just Not Sure!!
I have read all of the John Corey stories and have enjoyed all of them, matter fact, I don’t remember ever laughing so hard at a story as I have in the John Cory series. This eighth story in the series has me a little on the fence. It doesn’t seem to be of the same caliber has the previous stories before it. I guess I would say read it for yourself and see what you think. I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley. This is my honest and voluntary review.

Next time: less repetition, more action.
Given the thin plot, had Demille not obsessed repeatedly over Corey’s cynicism and sexual urges, the book would have been one-third as long. Makes you suspect that the author got paid by the word, not for an expertly told tale. That said, Demille can turn a phrase and his action scenes are excellent.

Definitely not good
I started out loving this series but after this novel, I won’t waste the money. The one track mind quips got old fast because it was non-stop. Story was slow moving with a so-so ending.

DNF…It was that bad
This is the worst book I have ever read by DeMille. It was so full of f-this and f-that along with misogynistic writing that I have had enough with this series and this writer. I realize he’s trying to create a truly flawed character is John Corey but I’m done. No more DeMille books.

Worse than all his other books
I’ve read all of the past DeMille books and liked them. I read the first 25% of this one and absolutely ALL that he did was interview for a new job. I couldn’t continue.


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