To survive in a game with no rules at all, John Corey must invent a strategy that includes no luck at all. The hero of DeMille's No. 1 New York Times best seller, Plum Island, Corey has been through a lot, not the least of which was surviving three bullet wounds while serving on the NYPD. Now he signs on with the government's Anti-Terrorist Task Force in an attempt to stop an alleged Libyan terrorist known simply as "The Lion".
The Lion has the instincts of a wild animal, the bloodlust of a carnivore, and the boldness and speed of a cat of prey. And now he's loose in America. Can John Corey stop him? Or has his allotment of luck just run out? Nelson DeMille spins an epic tale of heart-pounding suspense.
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"Well worth hearing." (Book)
"DeMille has created the kind of rambunctious hero that readers will want to see again." (Chicago Tribune)
"Sexy, humorous, fast-paced." (Washington Post)
The only redeeming quality in this overblown meandering mess is narrator Scott Brick. Unlike the book, I'm going to get to the point.
Don't waste your time on this. In the end, you will have gained nothing and feel ripped off. Mainly because, after hours and hours of unrealistic nothingness, this garbage had no real finale. The book that would never end, didn't!
Yawn. 1 star is generous.
A real page turner... and very well read.
I personally was a bit disappointed with the end... but on the whole listening to this book was a very enjoyable XX hours.
I am generally a DeMille fan, but found this book too filled with trivial detail. I listened to the first half of the unabridged version and got tired of hearing about compass headings and directions. I switched to the abridged version for the rest of the book and enjoyed it a lot more. I only wish Scott Brick was the narrator for that version. I enjoyed him a lot more than Boyd Gaines, who narrated the abridged version.
This is my first DeMille book and I was looking forward to listening to a new author. The first of the book had me hooked, it started great. But then I wondered, as I kept listening, if there was going to be any action. I was very dissappointed in the lack of much happening thoughout the story. I did like the authors insite into how others may view Americans and I agree that Demille can write well. I just wish it hadn't gotten so tedious. I think there are better author and doubt I will indulge in another DeMille book. Scott Brick is an awesome narriator!
Ok, so I was really into the storyline. Very timely as well. Pre 9/11, but boy, talk about prescient. Anyway, here I am listening to this story trying to figure out the ending and I am left with what. Nothing. As another reviewer stated. The beginning is very good, the middle good and the end, well, like eating a porterhouse and saving the tenderloin for the end only to find it tough and without flavor....
Say something about yourself!
This starts out as an interesting story, but by the end, I was so sick of the stereotypes of the New York cop, the Isaam bad guy and the bad CIA and FBI. I couldn't wait for it to end. I just don't think he's a very good writer. I haven't read the prequel so maybe that helps you to like the main character more, but I couldn't stand him.
This book was great all the way to the end, when it ended abruptly and very dissatisfyingly. Also, the love story was very cliche, and didn't add anything to the story.
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