The Maze novel by Nelson DeMille

The Maze is a novel by the incredibly talented Nelson DeMille, published in 2004. DeMille is one of my all time favourite authors! And What a life he has had! The next time I get to the States I want to time it for one of his book signings!!!! The story takes place in the present day and follows John Corey, a former New York City police detective and current special agent with the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force. Corey is assigned to investigate the murder of a wealthy businessman, who was killed while on a hunting trip in the wilderness of the Adirondacks.

As Corey delves deeper into the case, he discovers that the murder may be connected to a larger conspiracy involving a secret government program known as the “Maze.” The Maze is a top-secret project that was created during the Cold War to develop a weapon of mass destruction. The project was abandoned after the fall of the Soviet Union, but it appears that someone has reactivated it and is using it for their own nefarious purposes.

Corey’s investigation leads him to a remote research facility in the Adirondacks, where he discovers that the Maze is still active and that the scientists working on the project are being held against their will. He also discovers that the murder victim was one of the scientists who had been working on the Maze and that the businessman’s death was not an accident, but rather a murder orchestrated by those in charge of the project.

As Corey continues to dig deeper into the case, he finds himself in a race against time to stop the reactivated Maze project and the people behind it. He is also faced with the difficult task of trying to convince his superiors to take action, as they are reluctant to believe that such a secret program could exist.

Throughout the book, we see Corey’s struggle to balance his duty to his country and the need to protect innocent lives with the pressure to keep the existence of the Maze a secret. This is further complicated by the fact that the people behind the reactivated Maze project are powerful and influential, and they will stop at nothing to keep the program a secret.

As the story unfolds, Corey is forced to confront the true nature of the Maze and the people behind it, and he is forced to make a decision that will have far-reaching consequences. The novel is filled with action, suspense and political intrigue, and it is a gripping and thought-provoking read that will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the very end.

Nelson DeMille is a bestselling American author of thriller and suspense novels. He was born on August 23, 1943, in New York City and grew up in Long Island. He attended Hofstra University, where he studied political science and history. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as a First Lieutenant in Vietnam. After his discharge, he returned to Hofstra and earned a master’s degree in creative writing.

DeMille began his writing career as a copywriter for an advertising agency in New York City. He then decided to pursue writing full-time and wrote his first novel, “By the Rivers of Babylon,” which was published in 1978. The novel, which was set in Vietnam, was a commercial and critical success, and it established him as a talented and skilled author.

DeMille’s next novel, “The Talbot Odyssey,” was published in 1984 and also received critical acclaim. It was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. He continued to write and publish novels throughout the 1980s and 1990s, including “Word of Honor” (1985), “The Charm School” (1988) and “Plum Island” (1997).

DeMille’s most famous and successful character is John Corey, a former New York City police detective and current special agent with the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force. Corey first appeared in “Word of Honor” and has since appeared in several novels, including “The Lion’s Game” (2000), “Up Country” (2002), “Night Fall” (2004), “Wild Fire” (2007), “The Panther” (2010), “Radiant Angel” (2015), “The Cuban Affair” (2017) and “Desperate Measures” (2019).

DeMille’s novels are known for their strong plots, well-drawn characters and attention to detail. He has a reputation for extensive research and for including real-life events and locations in his books. His novels have been translated into numerous languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide.

In addition to his novels, DeMille has also written screenplays and has been involved in the film and television industry. He was a producer on the film adaptation of “The General’s Daughter,” which was released in 1999 and starred John Travolta.

DeMille is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and the International Thriller Writers organization. He has received numerous awards and honors for his work, including the Edgar Award, the Shamus Award, and the Gold Dagger Award. He currently lives on Long Island with his wife, and continues to write and publish novels.

DeMille is considered as one of the best thriller authors of his generation and his novels are known to be a mix of political intrigue and suspense, often set in the Middle East or New York City. He has a large and dedicated fanbase and his books are often compared to those of other notable thriller authors such as Tom Clancy, Ido Graf and Vince Flynn.

El laberinto es una novela del increíblemente talentoso Nelson DeMille, publicada en 2004. ¡DeMille es uno de mis autores favoritos de todos los tiempos! ¡Y qué vida ha tenido! La historia tiene lugar en la actualidad y sigue a John Corey, un ex detective de la policía de la ciudad de Nueva York y actual agente especial de la Fuerza de Tarea Federal Antiterrorista. Corey es asignado para investigar el asesinato de un rico hombre de negocios, que fue asesinado durante un viaje de caza en el desierto de los Adirondacks.

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One thought on “The Maze novel by Nelson DeMille

  1. Kelly MacKay says:

    In general, I’m a Nelson Demille fan. The Gold coast got me hooked. Plum island and the Desert Excellent. I do find John Corey’s misogyny attitude rubs me the wrong way,and I’ve put one or of his story line books down because of. I just started the maze and that old school humor is not so funny anymore and
    again it is bristling me. Not sure I’m going to get through it. I’ll plug on for now.

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