The Panther

The Panther

by Nelson DeMille

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"Bracing and spectacular." - Providence Sunday Journal

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 raises disturbing questions about whether we can ever know who our enemies - or our allies - really are.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455540228
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 07/26/2016
Series: John Corey Series , #6
Pages: 832
Sales rank: 72,435
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.50(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


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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The Panther 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 346 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have read just about every Demille novel and loved them all, especially the John Corey series. This one though? 576 Nook pages and maybe a dozen pages of action. The rest is monotonous filler, including 30+ pages alone devoted to a desert cross country drive. An overdose of Corey sarcasm and clowning. You could read the first 10 pages, skip the next 500 and tune in for the last 50-60. Skip this one, you're not missing a thing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love to sit down with a good John Corey book and I was thrillrd that Paul Brenner was in this book, but this was not my favotire DeMille book. I wanted more action. The background and history was intetesting but i also would have liked to see more action.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
PLEASE! Take John Corey back to the days of Plum Island when he was slightly broken, seriously humerous, and very human. Leave Kate in Yemen or on Mars..or anywhere that her truely staid and boring personality, doesn't turn Corey into a trite hen-pecked cliche. As a female reader, and a long-time DeMille fan, I could be happy with her being knocked off and stuffed in a culvert. More action, less Kate, would have made this a much better read. I think I'll go back and read the Charm School for my next DeMille fix. Overall very disappointing.
dudleybates More than 1 year ago
Out of the six Corey books, this is by far the worst (and my last). Corey has turned from a hot dog into a salivating murderer, even to the point of killing an innocent civilian to "test a theory" that they might be targets. The addition of Brennan was nostalgic, but he faded into the background. The "poop chute" was NOT a nice touch. By the end of the book I was completely sickened. Thank you, Mr. DeMille, for a great five-book series. Don't bother with #7, at least on my account.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While I'm disappointed on behalf of the author in some opinions of the earlier reviewers, I can understand their views. I appreciate the storytelling and character development in this book. I guess we'll have to agree to disagree about the customer reviews to this point. If you think about it, Demille's past books have always had a high ratio of background and story development to action sequences. Some reviewers consider Corey's dialogue in The Panther to be vapid and predictable, I view his character as remaining true to his nature and mellowing slightly with age, experience, and growing into himself. His wife, Kate, acts as a foil and has a calming effect on John, injecting some literary estrogen into an otherwise potentially out of control, testosterone-loaded John Corey. I would tell you not to leave this book unread if you're a fan of Demille and/or John Corey. Demille builds significant tension throughout, and paints a vivid picture of the human condition from a perspective rarely seen by us mere mortals. If you need non-stop action scenes, then yes, you might try another book. I enjoyed The Panther very much, and while I guess it's not for everybody, it will remain on my bookshelf for a future repeat read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book went on and on without any action. Have read all this author's previous books and could not wait for this one to end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read every book mr.demille has written,this book goes on and on about nothing.i'm on page 243 and with only a few pages of actual excitement the rest is a bore.what happened to your writing mr. Demille?,do you just give up? I expected so much more from you, i doubt if i will ever buy another book from this author.
CMOBUTTS More than 1 year ago
After I read, "Wild Fire", I was convinced then, that DeMile had run his course with John Corey and thought John Corey should have been retired, or, killed off. When, "The Panther" came out, and being a fan of DeMille's other books, I gave John Corey another try. After 158 pages, I gave up. Corey, once an enjoyable character, is annoying and the story line no longer holds my interest
SuseNJ More than 1 year ago
No action till last 70 pages (out of 625)!! I love DeMille, but except for chapter 1, nothing happened in this book except tons of conversation until the very end!! I did learn a LOT about Yemen. John Corey's smart-aleck-ness dominated the book otherwise. Easy reading. For REAL thrilling non-stop action (and good characters), besides Mr. DeMille's previous books, try Lee Child, Stephen Hunter, Frederick Forsyth, Keith Ablow, Jeff Abbott, Harlen Coben, Robert Crais, C J Box, and Stephen White.
Deblaw88 More than 1 year ago
Nelson DeMille is my one of my favorite authors (the other is Dennis Lehane). I was anticipating this book and while I did enjoy it, I feel it was written too quickly and Mr DeMille left out quite a bit. I wanted to get more into the Panther's head (Corey kept asking how the Panther got where he was, and we never got an answer), and how the heck did they get out of Yemen? There was way too much danger and excitement in Yemen for them to kill the Panther and then simply wake up in NY. I feel like there were about 6 chapters missing. While this book disappointed me, I will not by any means swear off this author. I do agree with some of the other reviewers that his wife is too straight and her personality did not come out at all in this story. I did like the bromance between Corey and Brenner and would like to see the next book with them working together, possibly (hopefully) to find Kate's killer?
jimbodaphoJS More than 1 year ago
I'm a very big fan of Nelson, being from his hometown, and knowing several of his brothers. I have read and own every book he has written. My favorite being Word of Honor. This latest John Corey edition, is boring me to death. I'm on chapter 44, and, other than an attack on their parade of Humvees, nothing has happened, except wise cracks. I would not recommend this book, and it's only because i bought it in hard cover, am I committed to finishing it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When his next new book comes out, I will wait until it is discounted. I will not be ripped off like this again. This book lacks action. Too much filler. I really looked foward to reading this biik but it has been a real let down. Not anywhere near as good as any other Corey books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Somewhat wordy but good visual desriptions and overall a very good book
Lafontaine16 More than 1 year ago
a very boring book after the first 10 pages was waiting for soemthing to happen - and waiting - and waiting - and waiting you get the point
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have really enjoyed the JC series thus far. This book lacked the same vigor and zeal as the others. That said; I still enjoyed the book for the most part. Some more action vs. long narratives would have been nice -- a better chase scenario would have been more in line with previous JC adventures. Please return to your character basics with JC.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. John Corey is one of my favorite characters and i thought this book fit right in with the series. The witty dialogue and twists and turns of the story made this a very enjoyable read. I can't wait for the next John Corey book.
tillieny More than 1 year ago
While it's not my favorite Nelson DeMille, I do enjoy following the characters I've grown to "know". This book was good, enjoyable...but not my favorite of his. It seemed like he either didn't feel like writing certain parts, or lots got chopped out in the editing process. Some chapters seemed to skip from one moment to a totally different one, leaving out parts of the story I would have wanted to read. Maybe I was supposed to use my imagination, I don't know. Like I said, I enjoyed it, but felt like some parts were missing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Corey and Brenner toe to toe is totally snarky FUN!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As usual, Nelson Demille does not disappoint with his new book, The Panther. Once you start, plan on not doing anything but reading this book; you won't be able to put it down. John Corey is at his best, sarcastic as always.
ohnorita More than 1 year ago
This is the first DeMille novel for me.  Why?  I loved it!  I found Mr. Carey sarcastically, laugh out loud funny. I would have loved it to be more psychological.  There is so little of the Panther in relation to the available space .  I really enjoyed this book. I did not do any fact checking and I hope it is somewhat true because it has great points  about cultures and histories.  Intricate (maybe not the best word) read but worth the time.
BurtBC More than 1 year ago
I have read almost all of DeMille's books. The Panther is 5 stars.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read First, Then read. The Lion. Excellent
HappilyMarriedOK More than 1 year ago
Complicated plot, engaging characters, riveting to the end! DeMille does it again with Panther. He way he draws the reader into the scenes is captivating. Emotions rise, hopes are dashed, and values are challenged with each chapter. Never boring, for sure.
Anonymous 27 days ago
Good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
tooo much forced ‘humor’