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Welcome to the Custer Hill Club — a men's club set in a luxurious 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 the tragedy of 9/11 — and finalize a retaliation plan, known only by its codename: Wildfire. 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 terrifying plot that starts with the Custer Hill Club and ends with American cities locked in the crosshairs of a nuclear device. Corey and Mayfield are the only ones who can stop the button from being pushed, and global chaos from being unleashed...

Review:

"Set in October 2002, bestseller DeMille's can't-put-it-down fourth thriller to feature ex-NYPD detective John Corey (after 2004's Night Fall) involves an American right-wing plot to suitcase-nuke two U.S. cities. The idea is to provoke an existing government plan called Wild Fire that automatically responds to nuclear terrorism in the homeland with a nuclear attack that will wipe out most of the Middle East. That such a plan probably exists, according to an opening author's note, heightens the tension. Corey and his FBI agent wife, Kate Mayfield, set off to find antiterrorist agent Harry Muller, who has disappeared after being assigned surveillance duties at the Custer Hill Club, a rich man's hunting lodge in upstate New York. John and Kate are a wisecracking, affectionate, deadly duo, with a new resolve born in the tragedy of the World Trade Center bombing. This tour de force of relentless narrative power neither stops nor slows for twists or turns, but charges straight ahead in the face of danger." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright © Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Set in October 2002, bestseller DeMille's can't-put-it-down fourth thriller to feature ex-NYPD detective John Corey (after 2004's Night Fall) involves an American right-wing plot to suitcase-nuke two U.S. cities. The idea is to provoke an existing government plan called Wild Fire that automatically responds to nuclear terrorism in the homeland with a nuclear attack that will wipe out most of the Middle East. That such a plan probably exists, according to an opening author's note, heightens the tension. Corey and his FBI agent wife, Kate Mayfield, set off to find antiterrorist agent Harry Muller, who has disappeared after being assigned surveillance duties at the Custer Hill Club, a rich man's hunting lodge in upstate New York. John and Kate are a wisecracking, affectionate, deadly duo, with a new resolve born in the tragedy of the World Trade Center bombing. This tour de force of relentless narrative power neither stops nor slows for twists or turns, but charges straight ahead in the face of danger." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"[An] exciting and uncomfortably realistic thriller....As usual, DeMille appears to have done a ton of research....It really is tough to tell what parts of his novels are real and what are the products of his imagination." Booklist

Review:

"Too long, too repetitive, too many one-liners that don't quite work, but Corey's hard-nosed way with a bad guy (homegrown as well as foreign) may resonate even with the skeptical." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"[T]he exciting sequel to DeMille's hugely successful Night Fall....[F]ast-paced and thrilling....An excellent read for a multitude of reasons. Highly recommended." Library Journal

Review:

"[Federal anti-terror agent and ex-NYPD detective John] Corey proves once again that doomsday is nothing a street-smart New York cop can't handle. (Grade: A-)" Entertainment Weekly

Review:

"Both Corey and DeMille are at the top of their form in this uncomfortably plausible thriller....This is a perfect work of page-turning suspense, one that hits uncomfortably close to what could be truth." The Denver Post

Review:

"Wild Fire reads like, well, wild fire. The only problem comes when it's over — which it is all too quickly. I instantly wanted more. I can only hope that Nelson DeMille is hard at work on John Corey's next mission." BookReporter.com

Review:

"The real problem is that this thriller isn't thrilling....There was a period of a few years after 9/11 when no one was taking advantage of the event for cheap entertainment thrills. Those days have passed." Rocky Mountain News

Synopsis:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille comes a suspenseful new novel featuring Detective John Corey and an all-too-plausible conspiracy to detonate a nuclear bomb in two major cities.

Synopsis:

Welcome to the Custer Hill Club--an informal men's club set in a luxurious 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 gather with old friends, hunt, eat, drink, and talk off-the-record about war, life, death, and politics. But one Fall weekend, the Executive Board of the Custer Hill Club gathers to talk about the tragedy of 9/11 and what America must do to retaliate. Their plan is finalized and set into motion.

That same weekend, a member of the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force is reported missing. His body is soon discovered in the woods near the Custer Hill Club's game reserve. The death appears to be a hunting accident, and that's how the local police first report it, but Detective John Corey has his doubts. As he digs deeper, he begins to unravel a plot involving the Custer Hill Club, a top-secret plan known only by its code name: Wild Fire. Racing against the clock, Detective Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, find they are the only people in a position to stop the button from being pushed and chaos from being unleashed.

About the Author

Nelson DeMille lives on Long Island, New York.

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Jennifer West, May 27, 2008 (view all comments by Jennifer West)
A very fine read. A lot heavier of subject matter than I usually read, but very fast paced and VERY hard to put down.
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Bookwomyn, December 5, 2006 (view all comments by Bookwomyn)
The reality of the premise of this book is truly frightening. I listen to audiobooks when I can't sleep and am often lulled back to sleep (especially with a good reader such as Scott Brick, the narrator for this book) but this story kept me awake! It is about a group of people in power who decide the best way to solve the terrorist problem is to create a nuclear incident and blame other so that the US can retaliate. The good guy, John Corey and his FBI Agent wife, Kate, get involved and the chase is on. I like the characters although he is sometimes demeaning to his wife. There's some wise-cracking humor too - sometimes a bit too much of that - to ease the tension. I wouldn't marry the guy but I'll look forward to the next book about Detective John Corey and FBI agent Kate Corey. DeMille is a master of this genre and his fans will not be disappointed. Readers who have not yet read his stuff will be happy to find he's written lots of other books.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780446579674
Author:
DeMille, Nelson
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Author:
Brick, Scott
Subject:
General
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
Nuclear terrorism
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Nuclear weapons; Nuclear threat; Terrorism; Conspiracies
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Nuclear weapons; Nuclear threat; Terrorism; Conspiracies; Revenge; Power; Upper classes; Suspicious deaths
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
November 6, 2006
Binding:
CD-audio
Language:
English
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 x 1.5 in 1 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Set in October 2002, bestseller DeMille's can't-put-it-down fourth thriller to feature ex-NYPD detective John Corey (after 2004's Night Fall) involves an American right-wing plot to suitcase-nuke two U.S. cities. The idea is to provoke an existing government plan called Wild Fire that automatically responds to nuclear terrorism in the homeland with a nuclear attack that will wipe out most of the Middle East. That such a plan probably exists, according to an opening author's note, heightens the tension. Corey and his FBI agent wife, Kate Mayfield, set off to find antiterrorist agent Harry Muller, who has disappeared after being assigned surveillance duties at the Custer Hill Club, a rich man's hunting lodge in upstate New York. John and Kate are a wisecracking, affectionate, deadly duo, with a new resolve born in the tragedy of the World Trade Center bombing. This tour de force of relentless narrative power neither stops nor slows for twists or turns, but charges straight ahead in the face of danger." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright © Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Set in October 2002, bestseller DeMille's can't-put-it-down fourth thriller to feature ex-NYPD detective John Corey (after 2004's Night Fall) involves an American right-wing plot to suitcase-nuke two U.S. cities. The idea is to provoke an existing government plan called Wild Fire that automatically responds to nuclear terrorism in the homeland with a nuclear attack that will wipe out most of the Middle East. That such a plan probably exists, according to an opening author's note, heightens the tension. Corey and his FBI agent wife, Kate Mayfield, set off to find antiterrorist agent Harry Muller, who has disappeared after being assigned surveillance duties at the Custer Hill Club, a rich man's hunting lodge in upstate New York. John and Kate are a wisecracking, affectionate, deadly duo, with a new resolve born in the tragedy of the World Trade Center bombing. This tour de force of relentless narrative power neither stops nor slows for twists or turns, but charges straight ahead in the face of danger." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "[An] exciting and uncomfortably realistic thriller....As usual, DeMille appears to have done a ton of research....It really is tough to tell what parts of his novels are real and what are the products of his imagination."
"Review" by , "Too long, too repetitive, too many one-liners that don't quite work, but Corey's hard-nosed way with a bad guy (homegrown as well as foreign) may resonate even with the skeptical."
"Review" by , "[T]he exciting sequel to DeMille's hugely successful Night Fall....[F]ast-paced and thrilling....An excellent read for a multitude of reasons. Highly recommended."
"Review" by , "[Federal anti-terror agent and ex-NYPD detective John] Corey proves once again that doomsday is nothing a street-smart New York cop can't handle. (Grade: A-)"
"Review" by , "Both Corey and DeMille are at the top of their form in this uncomfortably plausible thriller....This is a perfect work of page-turning suspense, one that hits uncomfortably close to what could be truth."
"Review" by , "Wild Fire reads like, well, wild fire. The only problem comes when it's over — which it is all too quickly. I instantly wanted more. I can only hope that Nelson DeMille is hard at work on John Corey's next mission."
"Review" by , "The real problem is that this thriller isn't thrilling....There was a period of a few years after 9/11 when no one was taking advantage of the event for cheap entertainment thrills. Those days have passed."
"Synopsis" by , From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille comes a suspenseful new novel featuring Detective John Corey and an all-too-plausible conspiracy to detonate a nuclear bomb in two major cities.
"Synopsis" by , Welcome to the Custer Hill Club--an informal men's club set in a luxurious 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 gather with old friends, hunt, eat, drink, and talk off-the-record about war, life, death, and politics. But one Fall weekend, the Executive Board of the Custer Hill Club gathers to talk about the tragedy of 9/11 and what America must do to retaliate. Their plan is finalized and set into motion.

That same weekend, a member of the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force is reported missing. His body is soon discovered in the woods near the Custer Hill Club's game reserve. The death appears to be a hunting accident, and that's how the local police first report it, but Detective John Corey has his doubts. As he digs deeper, he begins to unravel a plot involving the Custer Hill Club, a top-secret plan known only by its code name: Wild Fire. Racing against the clock, Detective Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, find they are the only people in a position to stop the button from being pushed and chaos from being unleashed.

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