The disturbing story of the governments secret plum. Buy a cheap copy of plum island book by nelson demille. Plum island is a fictional novel about a convalescing new york police homicide detective named john corey, who gets involved in a multiple murder investigation while he is supposed to be recovering from serious wounds. Amy sue nathan, author of the glass wives holly robinson is a naturalborn storyteller and her tale of three mismatched sisters and the lost brother they search for will keep you turning those pages as she quietly but deftly breaks your heart. So far, my last book, plum island, has been the best on the bestseller lists, with 22 weeks on the hardcover best seller list. Nypd homicide detective john corey is living at his uncles cottage on east long island, recuperating from three bullet wounds received in the line of duty.
For many in the 21st century, plum island heavily patrolled and offlimits to virtually everyone remains shrouded in secrecy and is viewed with skepticism to apprehension about what really goes on there. Apr 01, 1997 so, i read the first book of the series, plum island. Plum island is a restricted, governmentowned island at the end of long island. A site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy. Island books open book club we like to discuss books with you over the counter, but whats even better is when you all get together to rehash a good title. We have read two of your books in our talk city book club so far. Through its many incarnations, plum island has managed to remain in a seminatural state. Sep 15, 2016 overlooking orient point and the plum gut channel is a lighthouse built on plum island in 1869. Apr 11, 2018 sitting just off new yorks long island sitting in gardiners bay is a tiny speck of land measuring only 3 miles 4.
Jan 20, 2018 the report, done by dermody consulting of center moriches last year, notes that among other things waste materials from piadc plum island animal disease center operations were buried in numerous locations throughout the island and, as for lab 257, it cites information a former employee at the piadc gave to save the soundthe. Plum island is a fictional novel about a convalescing new york police homicide detective named john corey, who gets. Plum grove recently launched a new line of coronavirus signs for workplaces to promote safety protocols and comply with new covid19 legislation. Nelson demilles narrative engine is one of the best in the business, and it chugs away in grand style in this story of buried treasure and biological warfare on a tiny spit of land off long island. Plum island is a 1997 novel by long island, new york author nelson demille, who uses the island as one of his settings in the book.
Jon lapook notes that this is the time to doubledown on science. Government publishing office gpo has made the 2016 united states policy and supporting positions, or the the plum book, available on govinfo and as a mobile web app no download required. Aug 01, 2011 the setting in this case is long island, bringing in some of the wealth that inhabits the area, as well as a secret u. Immediately download the plum island summary, chapterbychapter analysis, book notes, essays, quotes, character descriptions, lesson plans, and more everything you need for. Nelson demilles narrative engine is one of the best in the business, and it chugs away in grand style in this story of buried treasure and biological warfare on a. It is mostly a nondescript and unassuming little piece of rocky land that most would normally not give much thought to, but plum island is wreathed in a colorful. Plum island is a 1997 novel by american author nelson demille. Content includes books from bestselling, midlist and debut authors. Beach plum island, by holly robinson, is a wonderful novel revolving around family, friendship, love, and loss. Government lab residing on, you guessed it, plum island. The island is situated in gardiners bay, east of orient point, off the eastern end of the north fork coast of long island.
As told by a wry, wounded new york city detective who is drafted to explore a couple of murders, plum island is a rich pudding of flavorful if. Concerning the united states department of agriculture animal disease center at plum island, i took a small amount of literary license regarding. The book also probes whats in store for plum island s new owner, the department of homeland security, in this age of bioterrorism. 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. As told by a wry, wounded new york city detective who is drafted to explore a couple of murders, plum island is a rich pudding of flavorful if familiar ingredients, including a ferocious storm at sea. Plum island is our first introdution to tough, cocky, wisecracking, but very likeable nypd homicide cop, john corey. The island is the site of the plum island animal disease center piadc, which was established. Plum island by nelson demille, 9780751521856, available at book depository. Plum island by nelson demille grand central publishing. Their visit to the plum island research facility and the gordons labs reveals only that the fbi and cia have sanitized the place. Lab 257 takes you deep inside plum island s laboratories and presents startling revelations including virus outbreaks, biological meltdowns and the connections between plum island, lyme disease and the west nile virus. The daily news is proud to announce a beautiful coffeetable book featuring historic images of plum island and salisbury from the 1800stoday. Plum islands early history myths and all told in new book. Plum island corey book 1 is a touch predictable in the in july of 2017, i chanced upon john corey, the character in demilles main series, in the collection of short mysteries of that year entitled matchup.
The island victoria hislop, 2005 harpercollins 480 pp. Sunday morning takes us to plum island in massachusetts, a winter home for owls. Other demille epics in paperback include by the rivers of babylon, the generals daughter, the gold coast, spencerville, and word of honor. Home to highsecurity lab and source of rumors, plum island. Plum island a john corey novel by nelson demille reading. May 10, 2011 his book points out that accidents, such as those that happened at plum island in 2002, frequently occur at such labs throughout the country and all over the world. As part of the research for this novel, nelson was permitted to tour plum island animal disease center. I have to say that i absolutely adored this book and its characters. Piadc is the only laboratory in the nation that can work on live fmd virus fmdv. Of course this is true, but this is an entirely different question than whether plum island is secretly and illegally developing clandestine bioweapons.
This time, demille limns not the fitzgeraldian wealth of oyster bay but rather the north forks comfortably welloffbut lessfancy citizens. What its like to work at the plum island animal disease center. The disturbing story of the governments secret plum island germ laboratory by michael carroll, ph. This detailed literature summary also contains topics for discussion and a free quiz on plum island by nelson demille. That sold me and i then read straight through all of the books in the series. The disturbing story of the governments secret plum island germ laboratory michael christopher carroll, author. So, i read the first book of the series, plum island. He is asked by the local chief of police to help with the murder investigation of a local couple. In the spirit of enhancing a great read, we host an open book club that typically meets the last thursday of each month at 7. As a part of this initiative, plum grove is making all of its coronavirus sign and covid19 poster art files free to download for print and distribution.
I probably wouldnt have picked up this book if it werent for a group i was in suggesting it. Just off the coast is the tiny island of spinalonga, where the nations leper colony once was locateda place that has haunted four generations of petrakis women. Nelson demille booklist nelson demille message board. Jun 10, 2012 a vocal critic of plum island is michael carroll, who detailed his reasons in his book, lab 257. Plum island s early history myths and all told in new book environmentalists want the wildlife on plus island protected. In 1997, nypd detective john corey is on the back porch of his uncles waterfront home on the north fork of long island recovering from three. Immediately download the plum island summary, chapterbychapter analysis, book notes, essays, quotes, character descriptions, lesson plans, and more everything you need for studying or teaching plum island. Plum island by nelson demille reading guidebook club. Beach plum island is told from the viewpoint of three sisters. Plum island is followed by the 2000 novel, the lions game.
The skull and crossbones on the book cover should be a giveaway to that aspect of the story. Recovering from wounds sustained in the line of duty, corey is relaxing at his uncles house on the rural outskirts of long island, nys north fork when two of his neighbors are found murdered. This study guide consists of approximately 39 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of plum island. Jul 25, 20 plum island was used for this purpose right up until the 19524 when is was commissioned to the united states department of agriculture and named the plum island animal disease centre which apparently was dedicated to protecting animal livestock from diseases in the united states but the truth was a little different than what the public knew. Just off the coast is the tiny island of spinalonga, where the nations leper colony once was locateda place that has haunted four generations of. He says the usdas record of running the island is somewhere between dismal and abominable. Plum island is about two miles off the tip of orient point, which is the last piece of land on the north forknext stop europe. Oct 25, 20 the book also tells of why suddenly the army transferred plum island to the department of agriculture in 1954the u. Lab 257 is a call to action for those concerned with protecting present and future generations from preventable biological catastrophes. Not incidental to all this, tom and judy gordon were biologists who worked on plum island, and you can bet that both sylvester maxwell and john corey were thinking about that. Department of agriculture, but locals and others have speculated for years that the defense department has been conducting research on biological weapons. We will be working with the custom house maritime museum, newburyport public library archival center, salisbury public library. Celebrating the 20th anniversary with a new foreword by the author the hairraising suspense of the generals daughter.
What is going on at the plum island animal disease center. In 1997, nypd detective john corey is on the back porch of his uncles waterfront home on the north fork of long island recovering from three gunshot wounds while working in his town of. Apr 01, 2014 beach plum island is a triumphant family saga filled with heart and hope. Stories, links, web extras and more from cbs news sunday. Each month, we share top book picks from indie next and libraryreads, as well as the target book club title and pennies pick for costco. This is the first novel to feature recurring character, detective john corey. Plum island is an eclectic and continually changing place and community just off the northeast coast of massachusetts. Plum island is an island in the town of southold in suffolk county, new york, in the united states. In the shadow of new york city lies an unimposing 840acre island unidentified on most maps. Since the charm school 1988, demilles pageturning skills have only improved, peaking with the gold coast 1990, faltering on spencerville 1994, and returning to form with this trip back to the long island venue of the gold coast.263 851 330 480 439 1188 167 257 1049 758 355 1526 515 1044 792 1427 769 349 484 1435 1589 417 88 505 1152 499 252 464 441 127