Radiant Angel - Nelson DeMille

Radiant Angel

By Nelson DeMille

  • Release Date: 2015-05-26
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
Score: 4
From 846 Ratings


Prescient and chilling, DeMille's #1 New York Times bestselling novel takes us into the heart of a new Cold War with a clock-ticking plot that has Manhattan in its crosshairs.

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?

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


  • Radiant Angel

    By dsphilli
    Good book, hard to put down. I'm no expert, but I found the end a little predictable but it was fun reading how the lead character pulled it off. I also thought character development was shallow in this book compared to those in the past. Within John Corey's universe, quite a bit of time passed since the last novel with only a brief explanation on what happened that weakly segues into the new story. And finally there is less closure at the end concerning Corey's personal life. What is happening with him, his marriage? What's next? Lots of loose ends left hanging. Almost like the author rushed to reach the end without caring about the flow of the story to the reader. I expect another John Corey novel should be coming soon to fill in all of those blanks. Maybe it won't be something so obvious and predictable.
  • What a let down

    By Ryryz71
    I have followed this series and up to this point, the reads were incredible. Radiant Angel- What a let down- Spoiler: Removing Kate from the story was a disaster. She was a counter protagonist that let the readers into see into character John Corey. Sort of the Ying to his Yang. If Nelson reads these, he should rethink the direction.
  • Could have been better!

    By miniredrocket
    John is a great character. This book did not highlight his potential. It was a good story but just not in depth enough to warrant the length of the book. The ending was completely rushed and only two pages dedicated to John and Kate's marriage! Really! I hope John's next story redeems itself.
  • Three Point Five

    By TootzLootzBrighton
    Nelson kinda' had time on his hands, hence this book. It was "ok"...John Corey is funny...action packed but not quite vintage Nelson or Corey.
  • Radiant Angel

    By 4EVR631
    This is a must read! RIP John Corey
  • Good For Insomniacs!

    By bluesman 007
    I've asked my wife to read passages of DeMille's Radiant Angel as I lay in bed at night.....Bingo ...I'm asleep in minutes!
  • More credit

    By Gi2joe3
    I was hesitant to buy this book after reading the reviews, but decided to give it a shot. I've read all the John Corey books and I thought this was a good story. Not as in-depth as the past books as far as background and length, but it was a fun read. I'm not giving it 5-stars because of how much of a main character Kate was in the other books and it does seem like she was just cheaply removed but hey, maybe these reviews will bring her back ;)
  • Another John Corey page-turner

    By Diane Offutt
    A story filled with suspense. John Corey, a predictable character as to knowing he will always do the opposite of what he is told to do. Yet, he is patriotic and a hero in every sense of the word. Radiant Angel, like all DeMille stories is a page-turner. I sure hope he continues his Corey series. I will keep a close watch.
  • Dcal

    By Rpoint116
    Disappointing. If this was your garden variety anti-terrorist book it would be a B-. I expect MUCH more from a DeMille/Cory book. Blah!!
  • John Corey Returns!

    By Cpitcock
    John Corey is one of my all time favorite characters, and I am always so excited to read a new book about him. While I don't think I could ever dislike a book with him in it, I hate to say that this is definitely my least favorite of the series. It seemed short, rather shallow, and didn't have the feel of the other Corey books. I really missed the relationship between John and Kate. More even than the romantic relationship between them, I have loved their banter. Kate handles John and his adorably obnoxious comments so adroitly. They make a great team, and it didn't feel right without her. The new female who was added to the story seemed a poor substitute for her. I kept wondering why move Kate out of the story just to move in someone who seems a shadow of what Kate was to the books. I didn't see that she added any value to the series. It also seemed very odd to have ended the last book with everything great between John and Kate and then have their relationship totally broken apart at the beginning of this one. My favorite part of the John Corey books is the humor that Corey's behavior brings to the story. Most of that was missing from this book. I hope that the next book in the series will have more of a feel of the rest of the series instead of being like this one. Even though I didn't enjoy this book nearly as much as the others in the series, it is still a must read for John Corey fans. Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for providing an ARC in return for an honest review.