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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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  • William
  • New York, NY, United States
  • 09-30-10

Too much Smarta** (Don't want to get censored)

The constant smartassedness (to coin a phrase) made it more and more difficult to listen to the story and Scott Brick. He overdid what DeMille started. Too much sarcasm/smart ass is too much, even for a New Yorker. I think this book would have been better in print, rather than having to listen to it, but oh yeah, it's hard to read while driving ... ya know, texting is bad enough! I am about 85% of the way through - I will finish it, oh yeah, I paid for it, so I better. I gave it two stars, but am not sure why. Story was predictable, the beginning episode is implausible (I asked a couple of doctors...) so... take it for what it's worth.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Brendan
  • lilburn, GA, United States
  • 09-05-10

Slow, deadly boring and just awful

De Mille is capable of writing some excellent stuff. "The Generals daughter" was first class.

I gave "The Lion" a shot after the terribly disappointing "Lions Game", purely because Scott Brick was reading it, and he's been in fine form of late.

Even he could do nothing to rescue this turgid turkey. All the poncing around being a murderous Arab terrorist of magical killing capability got so tired. This terrorist isn't a human, he's a werewolf, sheesh, do authors think we readers are so stupid?

The thing droned on for hour after hour until the final inevitable cliche of two bulls confrontation, spare me, what utter macho tripe.

Never again, De Mille, never again.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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don't bother

Who directed this reading? I was really excited to get a new DeMille book since Scott Brick did a great job reading "The Lion's Game" . He gets that the main character, John Cory, is a smartass and made that reading very engaging. In this sequel book, he reads the story in a very flat voice, like somebody reporting a great tragedy. It is so tedious I kept falling asleep. What a disappointment.

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  • Grace
  • Long Beach, CA, USA
  • 07-20-10

not as good as the lion

I love John Corey's humor but the violence depicted seems to have been added simply to shock the reader. Story is good but the narrator had an odd inflection in his voice whenever he came to the end of a sentence that got on my nerves after a while.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Good story

Good story, not quite as suspenseful as the Lion's Game but definitely worth reading...and I wish I did READ it. Having seen other reviews I guess I'm in the minority but Scott Brick reads every sentence like he's preaching...each word weighty, momentous. He sounds like Maxwell Smart and it really made listening hard. I'd have liked it much better if someone like Will Patton had read it.

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Part II is never as good as the original but...

Its not the lions game, GREAT BOOK! But this one was not bad. Corey was his sarcastic self, a much better book than the last Corey story. Still Night Flight and Lions Game are 5 star Masterpieces, this is one is enjoyable at 4. For those fans that put it at 1 star, please rething your ratings, there are a lot of books that are trash, this book is not close to trash. And as usual a great read by Scott Brick. ! Enjoy!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • MEMcL
  • Carlsbad, CA
  • 07-01-10

Terribly disappointing

Someone must be stuffing the ballot box to give this a 4.17 rating! The story is as flat as a pancake and so boring that I have stopped listening after three-quarters of it. I don't even care to skip to the end to get the ending. Little plot. No suspense. One of the worst audiobooks I have listened to, and I have been a member for 10 years.

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  • Peter
  • Middletown, CT, United States
  • 06-29-10

not up to par

I love DeMille and the series, but an hour or two must have been spent on "clint eastwood" conversations! of us was going to die, but it wouldn't be me!...enough already. Still a good read, but not like the previous installments

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great but not his best

Hard to go wrong with Demille and this book was very good.The only thing that was missing was the humor and wise ass remarks that make his characters a little rough around the edges and very funny. Dont get me wrong thier was some of that but it was not as good as other corey books. Mr corey was more entertaining as a single guy than a husband and the only reason I would give it four stars and not five is it was a little predictable in parts, which is unusal for a nelson demille novel. Worth every penny and Im looking forward to the next one. If you have not read or listened to any of his novels you are missing out especially if your a guy.Its nice to read characters that are not worried about being politically correct and speak their mind.Demille is still one of my favorite authors.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Very very good but not great

DeMille has become my favorite author (just barely passing Vince Flynn)and Scot Brick my favorite narrator (just passing George Guidall and Jim Dale).

The Lion is not as good as the Lion Game in plot although it does starts out being a great book the first 4 hours were very intense and quite a page turner if I was reading instead of listening!

Asad Khalil does not do the damage he did the first time around so the pace is much slower after the first 4 hours but still a very good listen.

John Corey is still the smart alick he is and the comic although pridectable is still funny!

I just wish I could find Plum Island on audio, so if you know where I can get it let me know!

All in all not the best but still better than most authors!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful