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.
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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.
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.
I've been a member since 2003. Can't live without it! I actually have 2 accounts! Awesome that they will return books you don't like!
Great story! Great read by Scott Brick as usual. Great charachter-John Corey! Well worth the credit! Enjoy!
I cannot handle Scott Brick's narration - I had to stop listening to the audiobook - even though I am a huge fan of DeMille.
I can't believe sell the negative reviews and comments I see about this book. I read it immediately after reading "The Passage". They are two totally and completely different types of books. This is (in comparison) light hearted, fast moving, exiting and even fun. I like the way he ties the characters together along with Corey,s dry sense of humor. I didn't care that I thought I knew what was coming up next, it made it exciting. If you like DeMille and mysteries, you'll like this one. I highly recommend it.
Having enjoyed The Lion's Game, I very much looked forward to hearing this book, and I was not disappointed. Although we knew John Cory was going to win in the end, I was not able to preduct the twists and turns. At times the narrative was so intense it made me want to stop listening and come back later. Overall it was everything I hoped for.
DeMille gets it just right. Fast action, laughter, edge of your seat suspense, great story line, and not PC (politically Correct) which is one of the reasons Corey is awesome. In this book John's humor seems to be rubbing off on Kate too, another delight. Finally, don't let me forget Scott Brick who is the perfect John Corey. Thanks for the great time.
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