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The Lion

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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

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    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 09-29-10
    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 09-29-10 Member Since 2015

    Dept Q, Harry Hole... where are you?

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    "A Must Read For DeMille Fans"

    I have read and or listened to every novel DeMille has written. With the exception of Wildfire, I recommend them all. This is a great story, highly entertaining.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lynn Atlanta, GA, United States 08-03-10
    Lynn Atlanta, GA, United States 08-03-10
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    "Lotta filler - editor was mia"

    John Corey was his usual sarcastic self and didn't disappoint, but this plot was pretty expected. And Mr. Demille needs to find a synonym for the words "reply" / "replied" - he used them at least 300 times in this book..so many times that I was distracted by counting the number of repetitions. It was a good book to take to bed and put me to sleep.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Roy Carlson 07-20-10
    Roy Carlson 07-20-10 Member Since 2014
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    "BIG disappointment"

    The obvious was overlooked. The editor should be fired. For anyone that is into to the mystery/suspense would have seen the "flaws" in this book after the first few chapters. In addition the narrator [S. Brick] was a joke. It was like listening to a cartoon character. However, the plot and story line was good enough to feel like "I wasn't ripped off" in buying this book.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    FRITZ STOOP Moraga, CA USA 12-23-13
    FRITZ STOOP Moraga, CA USA 12-23-13 Listener Since 2008
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    "DeMille Sells Fear"

    Re: John Corey Series
    DeMilIe, like all new (to me) authors, was read chronologically. The formula is identical in all these ponderous tales, with three or four climaxes along the way. The finale is usually anti-climactic and relatively weak relative to the gore and terror along the way. The demeanor and moral emptiness of Corey is revealed in Wildfire, where our 'hero' nearly succumbs to his primeval reality and allows that perhaps this end does justify this means. The sub-context of his work is that unless the Muslim world is annihilated, it is just a matter of time before nuclear war is delivered to our door by these madmen.

    Huge sections of these books are interchangeable with similar parts of the others. They drone on and on with Corey defying the clueless machinations of the FBI and the sinister CIA. If you do not believe that we are helplessly fumbling our way toward global Armageddon, then these books are not for you.

    Meanwhile DeMille rakes in millions by simply asking, "what if?". Are these books a call to arms to the violent, lunatic fringe? They may well be. DeMille's self-serving arrogance takes a grain of truth all the way to the bank.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    HIII 03-13-12
    HIII 03-13-12 Member Since 2016
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    "More John Corey!"

    He is back with his wise crack comments, his wifes sharp tongue, his race with adventure. This is pretty graphic in ways to commit murder while at the same time it is entertaining. Scott Brick is perfect!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    John Wayne Tucker St. Louis, MO 07-31-10
    John Wayne Tucker St. Louis, MO 07-31-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Should have quit after the Lion's Game"

    I read Night Fall, The Lion's Game and The Lion in that order. The first two were great (especially Night Fall), but DeMille should have quit after The Lion's Game. It was just the right touch to leave people with the ending in their own minds.
    I really like the character Cory in all the books. I think DeMille has captured the essence of a New York detective pretty effectively. But this book had Cory in countless boring meetings describing the boring nature of the meetings. Even Scott Brick, who was phenomenal in all of the other books, failed us here. Everyone sounded exactly the same and it was not good. The book does pick up near the end and it has one unexpected twist, but not enough to defeat the very didactic ending. Also, in this book Ahsad Khalil lacks any depth and there is not nearly enough of what was going on in his mind.
    Worth it? I suppose, but I think this was a book DeMille did not really want to write.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 07-16-10 Member Since 2011
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    "Let me summarize"

    First 10 chapters: exciting
    Next 36 chapters: really really boring, coupled with more than the usual snarky John Corey commentary, a recipe for tediousness...
    Last few chapters: A crack ATTF officer being an idiot.

    Plus, the usually superb Scott Brick being not superb.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Holley st louis, MO, United States 07-14-10
    Holley st louis, MO, United States 07-14-10 Member Since 2016
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    "Bad beyond belief"

    Mr. DeMille wrote one third of a book and rambled to an extremely boring conclusion.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Cayce, SC, United States 07-05-10
    Karen Cayce, SC, United States 07-05-10 Member Since 2016
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    "written with the screen in mind?"

    I have enjoyed all of the Corey books and DeMille. However, this one seemed to have so much unnecessarily graphic violence that it detracted from the story. Still - more John and Kate!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Skeptical consumer East coast, USA 07-04-10
    Skeptical consumer East coast, USA 07-04-10 Member Since 2013
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    "tedious"

    I enjoy the author. Having said that, his persistent use of adolescent sarcasm reminds you of a failed comedian who is clueless as to why he has failed. This well known narrator also uses such a tedious style of interpreting the main character that you want to blow your own brains out by the end of the book.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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