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The Lion's Game (John Corey Novel)

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    Nelson DeMille(Author)
"The Lion" will be landing. And at New York's JFK Airport, an elite American task force waits as the notorious Libyan terrorist prepares to defect to the West. Then, aboard Flight 175, something goes eerily, horribly wrong -- a mere prelude to the terror that is to come. Ex-NYPD cop, now Federal Task Force agent John Corey -- together with his formidable and beautiful new partner, Kate Mayfield -- will follow a trail of smoke and blood across the country. His quarry: a foe withteh cunning of a lion and all the bloodlust of a man. To win a desperate game with no rules at all, Corey must invent a strategy that leaves no room for mistakes.

"The thriller form is as technically demanding as a sonnet, and DeMille works with enormous intelligentce, pacing his two narrative strands -- Asad Khalil's rampage and John adn Kate's hunt -- with the greatest craft."--New York Times Book Review

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  • PDF | 976 pages
  • Nelson DeMille(Author)
  • Grand Central Publishing; Reprint edition (24 Feb. 2015)
  • English
  • 5
  • Crime, Thrillers & Mystery
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  • By Guest on 28 July 2017

    Excellent story, scene setting, atmosphere and dialogue.Could do with a bit more action and detection process took a while to get going - but it was great.

  • By Darren Simons on 12 February 2004

    This was the first Nelson Demille book I read and certainly won't be the last. This is a story of a dangerous terrorist (known as The Lion) and his attack on the United States. Written in the first person as one of the main agents in pursuit of the Lion, John Corey is an arrogant ex-NYPD cop who despite his high opinion of himself is actually very good at his job - he has been assigned the task of capturing the Lion. To add to the story, he's assigned to work with Kate Mayfield, who's younger, more senior and of course, a woman - their ability to basically co-exist is key to the success of their mission. Intertwined with this, is the story of the Lion, what he does, why he does it, what he's thinking.The Lion is some way ahead through most the book but the overall story is riveting and superbly written. If I was to say one thing negative about it, the end seemed a bit weak, but not weak enough for me to drop a star from its rating. In terms of the style of Demille, he's a bit like Tom Clancy but without the detailed technical specification of any weaponry referred to in the book.All in all, definitely worth reading.

  • By David A. on 23 January 2001

    I have just finished reading this in Rocket e-book format; the first deMille novel I have read but definitely not the last. We must have the same sarcastic sense of humour, because I laughed out loud at some of the 1st person dialogue from Corey.On that subject - this novel alternates between Coreys' 1st person narrative, then flips into the 3rd person to expand the action. I wasn't sure I was going to get on with this, but it actually works very well indeed.A stonking good read - highly recommended. Absolutely no requirement to read the previous Corey novel (Plum Island) in order to enjoy this.

  • By G. M. Buchanan on 23 April 2008

    Nelson Demille does it again.Another book you can't put down.Fast moving full of action,great characters some good wise cracks and some not so good.The story is about a Libyan terrorist,The Lion,who has went to the American embassy in Paris and told them he wishes to defect to the west.He is flown from France to JFK airport in New York.Our hero John Corey along with other agents are waiting for the plane to land.All radio contact with the plane has been lost for about two hours.When the plane lands Corey finds everyone aboard the plane is dead and the plane has landed using the automatic pilot.The Lion is not amongst the dead but the agents who were bringing him from France to the USA are dead.So starts a story of a terrorist attempting to assassinate all the USA airmen that took part in an air raid on Libya that killed his brother and sister when they were young.Corey has to work with his new partner,Kate Mayfield who is his senior in rank but junior in age.Corey is an ex New York cop and tends to go off at tangents and forget about paper work.Before all the different agencys begin to understand what The Lion is doing he has already killed about nine people,that is apart from the people in the plane.Demille has never failed to entertain me with his books and this one is up there with all the rest.Great read well worth the money.

  • By Mrs. Nicola Jones on 18 November 2002

    Although I enjoyed reading this book, I found it very disappointing in comparision to his others. In my opinion it would have been better to use a completely new character, rather than attempting to convert John Corey into another role. I would also love to know why on earth he felt the need to reference half his other books within this one, when they are all (until now) unrelated.

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