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Publisher's Summary

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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    3 out of 5 stars
  • JSR
  • Denver, CO
  • 07-03-10

What happened to Scott Brick?!!

Scott Brick has been a long time favorite narrator of mine. I relistened to The Lion's Game before listening to The Lion. Scott is fabulous in the first but I didn't even recognize him in the second! He sounds like Howard Cosell!! Scott, please go back to your regular John Corey voice if there is another in the series!

17 of 17 people found this review helpful

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  • Patricia
  • Citrus Heights, CA, United States
  • 06-19-10

Totally predictable

There was never a moment when I didn't know what was coming next. I love DeMille, but this one was not good.

17 of 17 people found this review helpful

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  • Edwin
  • Mashpee, MA, United States
  • 08-07-10

Predictable page turner

I don't think that this book is worth the money. It held my attention but it uses the predictable formulas of the tracking of terrorist meanies. There are some graphic death scenarios that involve too much gore and only serve as fill. The book isn't awful but I wouldn't recommend anyone taking the time to read it in an environment where there are lots of great spy and detective novels. I love most of Demille's books but this one didn't do anything for me

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • Luke
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • 07-14-10

You better really like the narrator

I have listened to a few of DeMille's books and like those this story is pretty good. It moves a little slowly and I found myself becoming very impatient at times.

What surprised me most was Scott Brick's narration. I usually like him and have gotten books simply because he's the narrator. However in this case he sounds almost bored and a little to melodramatic. So I suggest that you better be as much of a Scott Brick fan as a DeMille fan to really enjoy this.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars

Totally satisfying

I was almost late for work on release date (not OK as evil minions do NOT set their own hours!) because I was immersed in the Kindle version and waiting to download the audio book. Scott Brick and Nelson DeMille never disappoint. Amazing! These guys and Brian Haig are the reason I have an Audible membership.

85 of 94 people found this review helpful

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  • Lynn
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 08-03-10

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.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Ed
  • Saint Augustine, FL, United States
  • 03-13-13

Another gem by DeMille

I've liked all the books I've listened to by this author, but this might be the best one so far. Scott Brick did an excellent job of bringing out the slime that comprised the antagonist. I like my bad guys to be really bad, and Asad Khalil is about as slimy as they get. John Corey makes for a good character as does his wife. Boris was quite interesting too. But make no mistake about it, this book was titled The Lion for a reason. A riveting and satisfying ride.

51 of 59 people found this review helpful

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    1 out of 5 stars

A Poor Example of DeMille

This book, while very violent, didn't have any of the 'fear factor' I noted in the Lion's Game, one of my favorite books ever. John Corey seems bullyish, and a foolish risk taker. Maybe it's better when reading; this narrator tried to imitate John Wayne and is very annoying. Toward the end I began to root for the bad guys just to get it over. Sorry but I really disliked this book.

16 of 18 people found this review helpful

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    3 out of 5 stars

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.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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    2 out of 5 stars

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.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful