Radiant Angel
Radiant Angel

Radiant Angel

by Nelson DeMille


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"A soft breeze fluttered the white, blue, and red Russian flag in front of the U.N. mission. I remember when the Soviet hammer and sickle flew there. I kind of miss the Cold War. But I think it's back."


After a showdown with the notorious Yemeni terrorist known as The Panther, John Corey has left the Anti-Terrorist Task Force and returned home to New York City, taking a job with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group. Although Corey's new assignment with the DSG-surveilling Russian diplomats working at the U.N. Mission-is thought to be "a quiet end," he is more than happy to be out from under the thumb of the FBI and free from the bureaucracy of office life.

But Corey realizes something the U.S. government doesn't: The all-too-real threat of a newly resurgent Russia.

When Vasily Petrov, a colonel in the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service posing as a diplomat with the Russian U.N. Mission, mysteriously disappears from a Russian oligarch's party in Southampton, it's up to Corey to track him down. What are the Russians up to and why? Is there a possible nuclear threat, a so-called radiant angel? Will Corey find Petrov and put a stop to whatever he has planned before it's too late? Or will Corey finally be outrun and outsmarted, with America facing the prospect of a crippling attack unlike anything it's ever seen before?

Prescient and chilling. DeMille's new novel takes us into the heart of a new Cold War with a clock-ticking plot that has Manhattan in its crosshairs.

Please note: Radiant Angel is published in the UK under the title A Quiet End.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780594778301
Publisher: \
Publication date: 07/07/2017
Sales rank: 1,151,998
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Nelson DeMille is a former U.S. Army lieutenant who served in Vietnam and is the author of nineteen acclaimed novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Night Fall, Plum Island, The Gate House, The Lion, The Panther and Radiant Angel. His other New York Times bestsellers include The Charm School, Word of Honor, The Gold Coast, Spencerville, The Lion's Game, Up Country, Wild Fire, and The General's Daughter, the last of which was a major motion picture. For more information, you can visit NelsonDeMille.net.


Long Island, New York

Date of Birth:

August 22, 1943

Place of Birth:

New York, New York


B.A. in political science, Hofstra University, 1974

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Radiant Angel (John Corey Series #7) 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 89 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short (280 pages) , weak character development, implausible story. Ive read everything he's written, and this seemed rushed and not very good. Almost like someone else ghost-wrote it for him. An example of how silly some of it is - he strongly suspects manhatten will be nuked, but wont call his wife to warn her? I mean kate helped him stop a different nuke attack in a previous book, but he wont even tell her about this one? And even after the russians know that the us is on to them they proceed anyway? The best thing about demille was how completely researched his novels were and how he develops characters to show their motivations. This book has none of that. The entire story happens in less than 24 hours, and doesnt make sense in many different ways. Ive loved all his stuff for years but if this is an example of what he will be putting out, i'll wait for reviews before buying another one.
Linda__ More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It's a fast paced thriller that picks up with John Corey in the Diplomat Surveillance Group on a boring Sunday watching a Soviet national.....but this is John Corey, so his boring day doesn't stay that way for long. He quickly throws out the rule book as he tries to find his missing diplomat and save the day. I've read some of the other reviews and am honestly wondering if we read the same book. Too short? At 300+ pages? Yes, there was a bit less humor, but there's plenty of John's sarcasm and wit. Thank you to Netgalley for providing a complementary ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read other John Corey books and enjoyed them, especially the humor in them but this one was disappointing. There is humor in here but not as much as the other books and Nelson Demille spent too much time with the Russian bad guys and too little on John. Also I was saddened by the unexpected (at least to me) turn in his marriage. I also thought that the plot wasn't entirely thought out well. There were moments where I thought "This seems unreal or implausible for some reason". I hope that the next book gets John Corey back on track to where he was in the previous books.
JaneM2 More than 1 year ago
RADIANT ANGEL (John Corey book 7) by Nelson DeMille. Colonel Vasily Petrov, a Russian SRV/KGB spy assigned to the Russian U.N. mission in New York, receives an encrypted message that he is to carry out a mission of major destruction on the American homeland. Our immortal hero, John Corey, retired NYPD detective, now a contract agent with the DSG (Diplomatic Surveillance Group), is assigned to shadow Petrov. Tess Farady, supposedly a trainee with DSG, is assigned to Corey for a 12-hour shift of observation on Petrov and his thugs. Corey’s wife, FBI special agent, Kate Mayfield, is on assignment in Washington with her boss, Tom Walsh. This arrangement generates a few questions for Corey but he must put them aside for now. John and Tess become our prime characters. Their relationship grows with each hour of prolonged tension while tracking Colonel Petrov and his Russian cohorts who Corey believes may be on assignment to carry out mass destruction of a U.S. city. Like most DeMille novels the venue is Long Island. Corey’s wit and delivery of one-liners keeps the story alive. I thought the ink devoted to the Russian characters in mid-story could have been condensed to a single chapter—that part of the story was lengthy, redundant and boring. I must say, Radiant Angel is not one of DeMille’s finest works. I did find the plot and particularly the John and Tess relationship interesting and feel sure the author will follow up with these two characters again, I hope so.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not anywhere near the quality writing I expect from an author like Nelson DeMille. Not worth $15.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was really hard and painful to complete this book. I have in the past enjoyed Nelson DeMille books, but this latest one is awful - I really don't think a book this boring could possibly take over a year to write. John Corey is great character in most of DeMille's books, but in this one the story was so poor and ridiculous that none of the Corey wit and humor was really there. In one other poorly written DeMille book, "The Panther" Kate Mayfield was basically written out of the story with her husband John Corey and now in this book DeMille "rolls her under the bus" by inplying Kate is cheating on John.....It would seem that Mr. DeMille has a problem with relationships in all of his books. This book was only 269 pages and was sold as a novel - more like a very bad, double bad short story! I highly recommend people to "not" buy this book, you would be wasting your money. Make Nelson get his pen working on something his fans can really enjoy along with fixing the feisty Kate and witty John Corey relationship.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not near the character development and thought put into the story as the previous Demille novels. I am worried that my favorite writer is going the path of Stuart Woods and James Patterson of just churning out mindless easy read. I hope not as I have always expected more from Demille after The Gold Coast, Charm School and the first John Corey novels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I expect trash like thus from patterson. He used to be a great author.
tybraypey More than 1 year ago
I am a HUGE fan of DeMille; however, this book was disappointing at best. I am hard pressed to find another of his books that even comes close to being this poorly written. *spoiler alert* And what he did to two of my favorite characters ever in a book is absurd. John Corey and Kate have been through everything together. He never gives us an explanation as to why the marriage implodes and or why Kate would all of a sudden decide to cheat on him. You spent numerous books making us love them together and pulling for them and rooting for them, then just pull the rug out with absolutely no explanation as to how it happened. Poor writing and while the plot seems feasible, there are just too many times in this one that they caught lucky breaks. Sometimes the bad guys win and that's realistic. This time it was like John Corey rode in on his horse and saved the day single-handedly and we are supposed to all go "Yay John!" No way. I love John Corey but this is absurd. I sincerely hope he bounces back with his next book but I will be more cautious about having high expectations. It took me almost a month to finish this one and that has NEVER been the case previously.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this in 2 days, like every John Corey story, this one cannot be put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would have gone four stars for the action in and of itself. Classic John Corey. I don't like the direction that they are sending Kate and  and John in. I hate to say it,but I would rather seen something different happen to Kate than infidelity. That is not the character that was  built for her. It was Kate&John against the world. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Usual Corey thriller told with DeMilles attention to detail, Sense of humor, a hint of romance, and a scary possibility of reality. Read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another DeMille great. Although this was written several years ago it is VERY timely due to our current situation with Russia and Putin. As the older CIA agent said, we should haver never taken our eyes off Russia. Glasnost has ended. We are back in a cold war that is rapidly heating up.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
John Corey is one of Demille's best characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'd gotten out of the habit of reading fiction, somehow being captured by the political circus that the country finds itself in these days. I happened to see that DeMille had written a John Corey novel that I had missed, Radiant Angel. I bought it as fast as my prearranged charge card payment could be processed by Barnes and Noble, and we all know how fast that is. This book rebooted my mind, showing me, after months of being away, how fun it can be to read a great story like Radiant Angel. It has shown me how the reality of fiction can be so much more instructive than the fiction of reality. Nelson, I owe you one! Bob Savage
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Redundant & Weak. He already covered the suitcase nuke scenario in Wild Fire, so this was really very redundant. Character development was almost non-existent, and without any real preamble John's marriage is on the rocks and he's very much okay with it. Didn't get the treatment it deserved considering the effort he put into getting them together. Altogether, it just felt really weak. The dialog you'd normally expect was lacking. I'll be sure to check reviews more carefully before buying the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the John Corey series. The Radiant Angel was very smart and entertaining but I think it was written with a movie deal in mind. Very predictable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easily the least exciting John Corey book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another fantastic page turner.
Andrew_of_Dunedin More than 1 year ago
I typically hate jumping into a series in the middle. Books, television shows, movies, comics, and others – all assume that you've read or viewed the earlier episodes; most take short-cuts to save time/space by short-changing the reader on introductions to characters and scenarios. “Radiant Angel” does allude to earlier books in Nelson DeMille's John Corey series, but with exception of some sort of incident involving our protagonist and one of the supporting characters in Yeman (and perhaps to the lead character's romantic/marital history), it was a fine introduction to the writings of author Nelson DeMille. In fact, with those limited exceptions – and actually, despite them – the book stands alone as an effective espionage thriller. I admit – by the time I was done with the book, I was STILL not comfortable with the motivations of the Powers (no spoliers) behind the scheme in the book. The antagonists – yeah, I pretty much know what drove each of them to their actions. The physical and political goals of the action – yeah, that too. BUT WHY they would take such a risk in the first place when failure could change the entire world order? No, never clear to me. SO WHAT?? I picked this book up for action, and I got it!! Rating: 4 stars. DISCLOSURE: I received a free copy of this book in a random draw. An honest review was requested, with an implied hope of promptness, but this was neither mandated nor agreed to as a condition of acceptance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I looked forward to reading Radiant Angel as I have been a DeMille fan for a long time, and have enjoyed the John Corey series. This book was a huge disappointment! The usual plot-building suspense was totally absent. The end was completely predictable. I felt like this was written quickly just to get a book on the shelves. Save yourself the pain and hope that DeMille has not lost his touch.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hope this is not the last John Corey book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unworthy of such a terrific writer with such a formidable body of work save your money and spare yourself the frustration of wondering how it could have come to this end
JohnLJL More than 1 year ago
Great book. I think his best since The Lion's Game. I'm glad that Corey finally left his whiney, small minded, in the way wife home when he went to work. Reviewers that are upset that John & Kay's relationship isn't what they had hoped it would be, should probably stick to the Harlequin Romance section of their Barnes & Noble. It was a little short though.