In this eagerly awaited follow-up to The Lion's Game, John Corey, former NYPD Homicide detective and special agent for the Anti-Terrorist Task Force, is back. And, unfortunately for Corey, so is Asad Khalil, the notorious Libyan terrorist otherwise known as "The Lion". Last we heard from him, Khali had claimed to be defecting to the US only to unleash the most horrific reign of terrorism ever to occur on American soil. While Corey and his partner, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, chased him across the country, Khalil methodically eliminated his victims one by one and then disappeared without a trace.
Now, years later, Khalil has returned to America to make good on his threats and take care of unfinished business. "The Lion" is a killing machine once again loose in America with a mission of revenge, and John Corey will stop at nothing to achieve his own goal - to find and kill Khahil.
©2010 Nelson DeMille (P)2010 Hachette
A co-worker recommended this book. He'd purchased the hard cover book and then purchased the audiobook. When he described the book, I thought, '..Meh!....' I decided to try it anyway. Wow. What a great writer. The fast-paced first chapter had my full attention immediately. I expected a book that would help me fall asleep and that could accompany me when I run outside... Forget the sleep, bring on the hills! My heart was racing so fast during the first chapter, I knew I'd be up for a while! Writing at its best, character development crystal clear--and so human.. completely believable plot and storyline... This is one of my favorite books of all time. (I just finished the sequel...that'll be another review!) I can't wait to read more from this author. Absolutely fantastic.
Give me a good mystery and I am happy!
In my humble opinion, if the book is written by Nelson DeMille and narrated by Scott Brick, you can't go wrong. I have yet to be disappointed by this combination. I hope that John Corey will come back.
This was a good thriller. Details of police/FBI operations was good, as well as the story of the characters going through this experience. Kept my attention.
Nelson brought back the nastiest of nasties, Asad Khalil. Why won't this guy die??? Bad guys should never win!! Typical DeMille humor and cleverly keeps us hanging on the edge of our seats.
I'm an avid listener. Audio books are a mini-vacation for me. They fill my "need to read" when I don't have time - which is most of the time. Great element of multi-tasking!
Having read all of DeMille's previous work, I was prepared for the great, twisting story and clever dialogue in other John Cory novels. This one was far more graphic in depicting violence than in others, which crystalized the cruelty and psychosis often dealt with by law enforcement professions. Worth the cringe moments, however.
I'm a good person, not great, but a real solid "good".
Detective Corey is back in all his flawed glory, bringing his no-nonsense version of street justice to those who cross him. He's the kind of guy you'd like to have on your side when the chips are down. And this latest book has plenty of opportunity for Corey to make things right.
Another great story that's superbly read by Scott Brick. DeMille and Brick make a good team!
DeMille writes a riveting story that keeps you on the edge of your seat, every minute! I thought this was the so well written.
Although violent and graphic...for those of you who were offended.
REMEMBER..Mr. DeMille was in Viet Nam...his researchers and advisors are top notch people, that are aware of what the terrorists of the AlQuaida and Teleban do to their prisoners.
They don't sit over milk and cookies and try to cajole information!......
I thought this was an excellent read as well as a reminder of what our enemies are capable of and have done. It should be a wake up call to all who read.
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