Friday, February 1, 2013

The Panther

Anti-terrorist agent John Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield,  are at it again, saving the world from terrorists. In this latest book,  The Panther, they are sent  to San’a, Yemen, on a mission to assassinate the mastermind behind the bombing of the USS Cole, an Al Qaeda operative nicknamed The Panther.  But of course John Corey knows better and soon begins to suspect the CIA might have ulterior motives for sending him and Kate into one of the most dangerous places in the Middle East.  In a previous book, Kate had killed a top CIA agent, and well, nobody likes smart-ass Corey, so they aren't particularly popular.  I like DeMille’s books, I think he is a master of the thriller, but I felt like this one was overwritten. He could have tightened up the story and saved about 200 pages. I’ve really liked the cynical and smartass character of John Corey in past books, but in this one his mouth is really over the top and he really got on my nerves.  You just want to say enough already, get on with the story.

As with so many authors who write multiple books with the same characters, the earlier books are better.

1 comment:

  1. I am currently reading Art of Hearing Heartbeats. It is very good. You should look for it if you haven't read it yet.