"Radiant Angel" (Grand Central Publishing), by Nelson DeMille
In Nelson DeMille's latest John Corey thriller, "Radiant Angel," Corey has left the FBI and the Anti-Terrorist Task Force. He now works for the Diplomatic Surveillance Group in New York City. His quiet job involves following Russian diplomats who work at the United Nations.
Vasily Petrov, one of the Russians being tracked, disappears, and Corey knows Petrov is up to something. While he and his team try to find the missing diplomat, Corey learns about a possible nuclear threat that Petrov might be implementing. Can Petrov be found and the plot stopped? Or is it nothing more than someone wanting some private time away from scrutiny?
DeMille writes compelling thrillers, and John Corey is a great protagonist. His skill set and cocky attitude make him an all-around nice guy that any reader would want to meet.
The novel gets extremely violent and gory in parts and is borderline excessive. DeMille uses the graphic nature of various deaths to showcase Corey as something more than a simple cop with a sarcastic streak.