Anti-Terrorist Task Force agent John Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, have been posted overseas to Sana'a, Yemen-one of the most dangerous places in the Middle East. While there, they will be working with a small team to track down one of the masterminds behind the USS Cole bombing: a high-ranking Al Qaeda operative known as The Panther. Ruthless and elusive, he's wanted for multiple terrorist acts and murders-and the U.S. government is determined to bring him down, no matter the cost. As latecomers to a deadly game, John and Kate don't know the rules, the players, or the score. What they do know is that there is more to their assignment than meets the eye-and that the hunters are about to become the hunted.
Filled with breathtaking plot turns and told in John Corey's inimitable voice, The Panther is a brilliant depiction of one of the most treacherous countries in the world and raises disturbing questions about whether we can ever know who our enemies - or our allies - really are.
Former NYPD detective John Corey brought down Libyan terrorist Asad Khalil, aka The Lion, in 2010's The Lion, and now he's hunting another big cat: Yemeni-American Bulus ibn al-Darwish al Numair, aka The Panther, one of the Al Qaeda masterminds behind the attack on the USS Cole that killed 17 American sailors in 2000. After being baited by their boss, Special
Engaging - but looking for more
Have read demille books for years and look forward to each next release. This was a good book, comical in Corey's humor and very descriptive. Only real complaint was that it ended quick and abrupt- leaving you hanging on some unfinished business. Hopefully that will be addressed in short order in his next book.
Too much filler
This was decent, but not my favorite of the John Corey series. Most of it seemed drawn out maybe too much dialogue. I loved every book before this and I hope Radiant Angel is better. John Corey's character is so good I feel like Nelson DeMille could write more exciting plots.
Awesome as usual
I enjoy the style of writing DeMille uses when writing his John Corey character. He makes you laugh even while in the middle of an incredibly suspenseful situation.
Bringing Corey and Paul Brenner (of The General's Daughter) together worked very well. Now he should try one written from Brenner's perspective.
Great book, tough to set down!