It’s been a long wait, but fans of Nelson DeMille’s hero John Corey will finally see the beloved character return sometime next summer in The Maze. Corey, who’s starred in seven novels already, was last seen in DeMille’s 2015 thriller, Radiant Angel. Since then, the famed author has been busy releasing a standalone thriller, The Cuban Affair (2017), and kicking off a new series that he co-authored with his son, The Deserter (2019). Going back to Corey’s universe is something fans have long been asking for, so his return to the genre will be a welcomed addition whenever DeMille’s next thriller hits bookstores, which I’m told should be sometime in June—though that could change. Interestingly, the story for The Maze will, quite literally, take Corey right back to the very place he was first seen in Plum Island, the book that first introduced the character almost exactly 25 years ago.