Radiant Angel

Version: Unabridged
Author: Nelson DeMille
Narrator: Scott Brick
Genres: Literature, Action & Adventure
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Published In: May 2015
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 10 hours, 30 minutes
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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.

Reviews (6)

Written by Stephanie Freadhoff on March 23rd, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I always enjoy a John Corey adventure. Nelson DeMille just keeps getting better. This one won't disappoint you. Stephanie F

Written by Ron Hollier on March 2nd, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great read in typical Demille fashion. Great pace and wit from the cynical funny John Corey. Scott brick very good at Russian voices and one of my favorite readers!!!!

DeMille at his best

Written by MT reader on December 29th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Another entertaining John Corey adventure. DeMille seems to be getting better and better. If you like DeMille, I think this is his best.

Radiant Angel

Written by Katherine Koch on July 20th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I'm usually a fan of DeMille, but this book had so many issues. I always had an issue with his male characters dating or marrying women much younger, but the women were always pretty strong characters so I didn't let it bug me too much. But this one was in poor taste. Plus, the storyline was fairly predictable and not exciting like I'm usually used to with his books. Not every book is a home run though and I won't give up on him yet. The narrator though? The book dragged as did each one of his words. Will definitely be avoiding this narrator in the future.

Written by Ronald Mintz on July 1st, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Another great book by my favorite author. John Cory takes us on another thrill ride.

Written by Clara Sumner on June 18th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 2/5

If the intent was to destroy the Kate/John relationship. It was done. I know many female readers are refusing to finish the book. Many fans had been waiting and would have enjoyed a positive presentation of marriage and relationships.

Author Details

Author Details

DeMille, Nelson

"Nelson DeMille was born in New York City and moved as a child with his family to Long Island. In high school, he played football and ran track.

He spent three years at Hofstra University, then joined the Army and attended Officer Candidate School. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant and served in Vietnam as an infantry platoon leader with the First Cavalry Division.

He returned to the States and went back to Hofstra University where he received his degree in Political Science and History. He married and had two children, divorced, and remarried.

His earlier books were NYPD detective novels. His first major novel was By the Rivers of Babylon, published in 1978 and still in print, as are all his succeeding novels. He is a member of The Authors Guild, the Mystery Writers of America, and American Mensa. He holds three honorary doctorates: Doctor of Humane Letters from Hofstra University, Doctor of Literature from Long Island University, and Doctor of Humane Letters from Dowling College.

DeMille and his daughter Lauren collaborated on ""Revenge and Rebellion,"" a short story available in the Pocket Books anthology, Mary Higgins Clark Presents: The Plot Thickens."