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#1 New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille returns with a blistering thriller featuring his most popular series character, former NYPD homicide detective John Corey, called out of retirement to investigate a string of grisly murders much too close to home.

In his dazzling #1 bestselling novel, Plum Island, Nelson DeMille introduced readers to detective John Corey in an iconic scene: sitting on a porch looking out across the ocean, contemplating the dangers around him. Years later, The Maze opens with Corey, on the verge of retirement, sitting on a porch, pondering the very same things. Scanning the horizon for his enemies; calculating escape routes; drinking a beer for breakfast.

But then trouble does appear, and the justice-seeking former detective in Corey can’t ignore it. A series of bodies has been found along a beach close to his home and he can no longer deny that a serial killer is on the loose, and that no one in law enforcement seems able to find the culprit. Is the failure to find the perpetrator a result of a clever cover-up by the police? Is it due to the fact the victims are prostitutes? Or is it something darker? Could the killer be someone powerful on the inside? The fact that Corey’s beautiful girlfriend may have purposefully enticed him into this involvement adds further dangerous intrigue.

John Corey must root out friend and foe in this dazzling thriller, which features his trademark irreverent voice, matched by brilliant investigative skills, and the masterful plot twists that are a signature of the #1 New York Times bestseller Nelson DeMille.

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Nelson DeMille is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-one novels, six of which were #1 New York Times bestsellers. His novels include The Deserter (written with Alex DeMille), The Cuban AffairWord of HonorPlum Island, The Charm SchoolThe Gold Coast, and The General’s Daughter, which was made into a major motion picture, starring John Travolta and Madeleine Stowe. He has written short stories, book reviews, and articles for magazines and newspapers. Nelson DeMille is a combat-decorated US Army veteran, a member of Mensa, Poets & Writers, and the Authors Guild, and past president of the Mystery Writers of America. He is also a member of the International Thriller Writers, who honored him as 2015 Thriller Master of the Year. He lives on Long Island with his family.

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