By Nelson DeMille
I love spy novels, and I love DeMille's hero. He's introduced in chapter one like this: "I, John Corey, by name, convalescing cop by profession, was sitting…deep in a wicker chair with shallow thoughts running through my mind." He's funny, he's tough, he's reluctant, he's cool. He always has a quick comeback. And he gets great women. He's a character I've always wanted to play.