11 Best Nelson Demille Books Update 05/2022

Who is Nelson DeMille?

There are many action-adventure and thriller novels written by Nelson DeMille, an American author who was born at the end of the 1970s. His first book came out at that time. It’s been a long time since he wrote a lot of books. Some of them were written under the pen names Jack Cannon or Kurt Ladner or Ellen Kay or Brad Matthews.

There are many series that DeMille is known for, but also many stand-alone books, like Spencerville or The Cuban Affair or The Quest. Three of his books have been made into TV shows or movies: The General’s Daughter, Word of Honor, and Mayday.

The Sniper (1974) 

He’s just one man with a rifle, and he kills at random. He kills with the cold skill of a pro. Detective Sergeant Ryker is going to follow him into the sleaze and the decay, into the night, to find out what he did. It’s going to happen somewhere in the panic-stricken city. The killer and the cop are going to meet face to face, and they’re going to fight for their lives one last time.

The Deserter by Nelson DeMille; Alex DeMille

One of the best and weirdest army detectives and his mysterious partner are in this fast-paced thriller. They are on a mission to find the Army’s most notorious and dangerous deserter.

Nelson DeMille and his son, award-winning screenwriter Alex DeMille, are an unbeatable team. The Deserter is the first in a new series that is both timely and thrilling. It has a ripped-from-the-headlines appeal, an exotic and dangerous location, and the hairpin twists and unique humor that are signature DeMille.

Plum Island by Nelson DeMille

Plum Island | Nelson DeMille

John Corey, an NYPD homicide detective, was injured while on the job. He takes a break in a quiet area of Long Island that is home to farmers, fishermen, and now, at least one killer. When a young, attractive couple is found dead on their patio, the local police chief, Sylvester Maxwell, asks Corey for help.

It turns out that Corey’s investigation leads Maxwell to something more deadly and dangerous than he could have ever dreamed of, but he doesn’t know it yet.

The Cuban Affair by Nelson DeMille 

Daniel “Mac” MacCormick, who served in the U.S. Army, has a lot of debt from loans he took out to buy his charter fishing boat. So, Mac can’t say no when a high-powered Miami lawyer wants him to use his boat for two million dollars. It doesn’t take long for Mac to find out what his real goal for the trip is: to find $60 million that’s hidden in Cuba. If Mac accepts the job, he knows that people will do whatever it takes to get the stash. He also knows that his life could be in danger if he does.

Plum Island by Nelson DeMille

John Corey, an NYPD homicide detective, was injured while on the job. He takes a break in a quiet area of Long Island that is home to farmers, fishermen, and now, at least one killer.

When a young, attractive couple is found dead on their patio, the local police chief, Sylvester Maxwell, asks Corey for help. It turns out that Corey’s investigation leads Maxwell to something more deadly and dangerous than he could have ever dreamed of, but he doesn’t know it yet.

The Lion’s Game by Nelson DeMille 

When a well-known Libyan terrorist known as “The Lion” comes to the West, an elite American task force is ready to stop him.

It’s a job for a federal task force agent called John Corey. He and his partner, Kate Mayfield, follow the trail of smoke and blood to find someone who is clever like a lion and has all the bloodlust of a man. But can Corey get a man who doesn’t follow any rules?

The Lion's Game (A John Corey Novel, 2): DeMille, Nelson: 9780446520652: Amazon.com: Books

Night Fall by Nelson DeMille

Suddenly, the sky is lit up by the terrible explosion of TWA Flight 800. A couple who were having an affair managed to record the moment. People say it was caused by a mechanical problem, but was it? A member of the elite Anti-Terrorist Task Force, John Corey, wants to find the one piece of evidence that proves the explosion wasn’t an accident. But they’ll have to outsmart people who will do anything to keep the truth hidden.

Wild Fire by Nelson DeMille

Welcome to the Custer Hill Club, an informal group of the most powerful men in the United States. 

Federal Anti-Terrorism Task Force member is reported missing and his body later found in the woods near Custer Hill Club. Detective John Corey has to figure out the Custer Hill Club’s top-secret plan, called “Wild Fire,” before it causes chaos.

Wild Fire | Nelson DeMille

The Lion by Nelson DeMille

One of the most well-known Libyan terrorists, known as “The Lion,” is back. It’s been years since Corey was chased across the country by The Lion, who is now ready to finish what he left unfinished. He is a killing machine on a mission of revenge, but John Corey will do anything to get what he wants. He wants to find and kill The Lion.

The Panther by Nelson DeMille

It’s dangerous in Yemen, one of the most dangerous places in the Middle East. Anti-Terrorist Task Force agent John Corey and FBI agent Kate Mayfield have been sent to Yemen. As long as The Panther, an AlQaeda operative, is still alive, the U.S. government will do everything it can to get him. The Panther is wanted for a number of terrorist acts and murders. There’s more to their job than meets the eye, and the hunters might become the hunted.

Radiant Angel by Nelson DeMille

In the end, John Corey leaves the Anti-Terrorist Task Force and moves back to New York City. He thinks that his new job as a surveillance officer at the U.N. Mission will be a piece of cake. It turns out that the U.S. government doesn’t know about the real danger of a new Russia.

Russian oligarch Vasily Petrov, a colonel in the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, mysteriously disappears from a party and it’s up to Corey to find out where he is and bring him back to the party. Will Corey be able to find Petrov and stop him before it’s too late? Are we going to see something like this happen to the United States for the first time in its history?

Radiant Angel by Nelson DeMille | Grand Central Publishing

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