A secret club in the Adirondack Mountains holds an executive board meeting to discuss a possible retaliation plan for 9/11. The same weekend, a federal agent who was sent to survey the lodge and its powerful guests is found dead in the nearby woods. Detective John Corey and FBI Agent Kate Mayfield are sent to investigate the case, and in doing so discover a terrifying plot that begins at the secret Custer Hill Club and ends with two major American cities in the crosshairs of a nuclear device. Can Corey and Mayfield stop the detonation before it is too late?
This was the first Nelsom DeMille book I have read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it! The suspense throughout the book was amazing and I loved how he really grasped the different characters' personalities. It is a fiction book, however it deals with events and political people post 9/11, and the scary part is that once the plot from the Custer Hill Club is revealed, I could actually see our government participating in a similar plot. Definiately worth reading...
Not quite as good as his last novel (Night Fall), Wild Fire is still a thrilling page-turner with protagonist John Corey trying to prevent nuclear Armageddon.
I couldn't put this book down. Read into the night. From Nelson DeMille:"This work of fiction is based on a rumor, repeated on the Internet, about a government plan very much like the one I call Wild Fire. Hopefully, the story I'm about to tell will play out only in these pages...."
Excellent thriller! Intelligently written, with a racing-against-the-clock plot, terrific characters, lots of twists and turns -- highly recommended!
good book. John Corey is his usual, sarcastic, self.