Book #68 was Plum Island, the first book in Nelson DeMille’s John Corey series. The back of the book reads:
Wounded in the line of duty, NYPD homicide cop John Corey is convalescing in rural eastern Long Island when an attractive young couple he knows is found shot to death on the family patio. The victims were biologists at Plum Island, a research site rumored to be an incubator for germ warfare. Suddenly, a local double murder takes on shattering global implications–and thrusts Corey and two extraordinary women into a dangerous search for the secret of Plum Island.
John Corey is a smartass. And while I don’t like dealing with smartasses in real life, I really like reading them! This was a mystery that ended up in a completely different direction than you would expect. I really liked the pacing and the characters, and look forward to reading more DeMille! Though I saw that final scene coming from a mile away.
Page count: 464 | Approximate word count: 176,369