NYPD homicide detective John Corey has moved to Long Island, restlessly recuperating from wounds received in the line of duty when he’s hired to consult on the murder of 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(…)
John Corey, an NYPD detective in Long Island, New York. John Aloysius Corey (born 1955) is a fictitious recurring character in a series of thrillers by Nelson DeMille. He is quick-witted and cocky, but would be considered by most to be a brilliant detective.
Corey first appeared in DeMille’s novel Plum Island. Since then, he’s appeared in The Lion’s Game, Night Fall, Wild Fire,The Lion, and most recently, The Panther.
The character has a healthy disrespect for authority, a dry and engaging wit, and frequently crosses the powers that be. His outside persona is one of bemused detachment, however once he locks in on a problem, he’s a merciless powerhouse who refuses to stop until he’s solved his case.