Are you a fan of Nelson DeMille? Do you love his wise-cracking character John Corey? If so, then you probably can’t wait for the next novel in the series. If that’s you, I have good news and bad news.
I’ll start with the good news first before I break your heart…
In his January newsletter, DeMille addressed his fans who were unhappy about the relationship status between Corey and his wife in the 2015 thriller Radiant Angel. Apparently, the two are in marriage counseling and will be working on their relationship moving forward. Here’s an except from the newsletter, which you can sign up for by clicking here.
Some of my readers were upset about what happened between John Corey and his wife Kate Mayfield in Radiant Angel. Well, things happen. But I can now report that John and Kate are in marriage counseling, and they are working out their problems. John has admitted to being a male chauvinistic pig and a wise ass. Kate has admitted to being a humorless FBI tight-ass. They’re getting in touch with their feelings and making progress, so most likely they will appear together in the next John Corey novel.
Okay, now for the bad news.
Brace for it…
The bestselling author also announced that his next novel, which is still untitled, will not – I repeat, will not – feature John Corery. I know, I let out a Darth Vader like “Noooooooooooo!” when I read that too. I feel your pain.
Here’s what DeMille said on this topic:
My next novel, however, will not feature John Corey. I’m introducing a new male lead character whom I have not yet named. Any suggestions?
The book, too, is unnamed, but it’s set in Key West and Cuba, as I’ve said, and I’m excited about the subject and the setting.
For the record… Nelson, if you’re reading this, I’m really high on the name Ryan. I think that would be a great name for a dashing, butt-kicking hero. Just think about it!
In all seriousness, this is big news. We already knew DeMille’s next book was going to be set, at least partially, in Cuba. But I honestly never even considered that it wouldn’t feature John Corey.
I’ll continue to keep me eye on things and post any additional updates when they become available, so check back often!