The Lion's Game

The Lion's Game

eBook - 2000
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Detective John Corey, last seen in Plum Island, now faces his toughest assignment yet: the pursuit and capture of the world's most dangerous terrorist -- a young Arab known as "The Lion" who has baffled a federal task force and shows no sign of stopping in his quest for revenge against the American pilots who bombed Libya and killed his family.
Publisher: New York : IPublish.com, 2000
ISBN: 9780446931380
0446931381
9780446960908
044696090X
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE eBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (926 p.)

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pat79
Mar 28, 2017

Who knew how engrossing a 673 page novel could remain night after night. I am glad I bought it from "Friends of the Library". No pressure to return it.

It's story never gets tiresome the further you get into the book. It's serious for a while and then a little humor is thrown in to lighten the mood. I certainly recommend it anyone who does'nt object to mideastern intrigue.
P.N.

Finally finished the book and my opinion has not changed. It was a good read.
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zipread
Jan 09, 2017

Is it possible that, at the end of the day, DeMille is really a frustrated humour writer? Consider his main protagonist in this "Lion" series, John Wahtsisname. A character of irreverence, cynicism, sarcasm,sassy wit (?), racism, chauvinism, flippancy and misogyny. All the ingredients you need for a late night stand-up comedy show. Right?
But all the same, in spite of all these warts and mega-shortcomings he is, in the end, the glue that holds this novel together as a works hard to foil the Lion, Asad Khail who has already killed all the passengers on a transatlantic flight before he even gets here.
If you get a kick out of this novel, you're in luck, there are a lot more instalments in this series.

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rb3221
Aug 20, 2016

John Corey is the sarcastic, arrogant ex-NYPD cop full of jokes and irreverent politically incorrect one-liners. He is trying to catch a Libyan Muslim mujahideen who has set out to revenge the killing of his family from an American bombing mission.
It is a fast paced thriller but it does have too much extraneous material in its 673 pages but still worth the read.

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kmre_37
Mar 25, 2016

Good book but much too long at over 700 pages!

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rahmmie
Oct 27, 2015

Entertaining and fun read and John Corey is definitely an interesting character. I thought the book could have been much shorter than it was and the author rambled a bit but overall an enjoyable book

mishimishi Nov 14, 2013

READ THIS BOOK! If you like non-stop action in a thriller, this is the book for you. From the first page to the last this book had non-stop action and twists and turns. The plot was excellent and the characters were so true to life you could almost see them before your eyes. I could not put this book down. Excellent read. They should make a movie on this one. P.S. When you are done with this novel, read the sequel The Lion.

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Dihloff
Apr 03, 2011

After you read The Lion's Game, you must read The Lion. Great book

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RazorSteel
Dec 11, 2007

Nelson DeMille kicks John Corey's wise-acre persona up a notch, melding some creative one-liners with brutal violence in this great novel. Written pre-9/11, The Lion's Game provides readers with telling insight into the mind of a KGB-trained Libyan terrorist ? his total allegiance to his faith, his unwavering dedication to his mission, and the relentless pursuit of his goal, driven by only his side of the story. I found The Lion's Game to be one of DeMille's top books. One great read.

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FavouriteFiction Oct 27, 2009

Investigators John Corey and Kate Mayfield track a killer with the instincts of a wild animal, the blood lust of a carnivore, and the boldness and speed of a cat of prey.

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