The Lion by Nelson DeMille

63%

13 Critic Reviews

While Corey isn't much more appealing than his foe, those who enjoy starkly black-and-white battles between good and evil will be satisfied.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

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.
 

About Nelson DeMille

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Nelson DeMille is also the author of Wild Fire, Night Fall, Up Country, The Lion's Game, Plum Island, Spencerville, The General's Daughter, The Charm School, Word of Honor, The Talbot Odyssey, Cathedral, By the Rivers of Babylon, and Mayday with Thomas Block. He lives on Long Island, New York.
 
Published May 20, 2010 by Grand Central Publishing. 444 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, War, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Lion
All: 13 | Positive: 8 | Negative: 5

Publishers Weekly

Below average
May 10 2010

While Corey isn't much more appealing than his foe, those who enjoy starkly black-and-white battles between good and evil will be satisfied.

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Book Reporter

Excellent
Reviewed by Kate Ayers on Dec 30 2010

THE LION is not only fun, it is also essential reading.

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Spinetingler Magazine

Below average
Reviewed by Theodore Feit on Oct 02 2010

Written with DeMille’s customary panache, the reader is kept moving forward with interest and anticipation.

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M/C Anderson

Excellent
Reviewed by Meredith Anderson

Such scenes are gory in their description and enough to unsettle even a reader with a strong stomach.

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The Great American RoadTrip Forum

Excellent
Reviewed by John Mormon on Jul 24 2010

DeMille's stories are never lacking in drama, suspense, intrigue and historical and political insight.

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Rebecca's Reads

Excellent
Reviewed by Enid Grabiner on Jun 01 2010

What make this book so enjoyable are the fast paced action, well-developed story and John Corey at his verbal best.

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BlackFive

Good
Reviewed by Elise Cooper on Jun 26 2010

Blending a realistic and gripping plot with vivid and believable characters that use sardonic humor DeMille has once again hit a home run.

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The Mystery Reader

Good
Reviewed by Jerry Solot

At the end of the day, the banter and cynicism of John Corey win out over the sometimes rambling descriptions of locales and characters and the result is a nearly explosive conclusion (pun intended).

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Civilian Reader

Below average
Reviewed by Stefan Fergus on Nov 24 2010

DeMille’s skill as an author is still evident, but in a field that has some truly great established and up-and-coming authors, The Lion falls a little short...

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Al Nye the Lawyer Guy

Good
Reviewed by Al Nye on Nov 04 2010

This book is pure entertainment, a page-turner that will leave you reading up late into the night.

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Life with Books

Below average
Reviewed by Jenners on Aug 07 2010

I’m a big fan of John Corey books, and although I thought this was one of the weaker books in the series, it was still a fast, exciting read.

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Kazi Book Review with Hopeton Hay

Good
Reviewed by Tim Chamberlain on Aug 01 2010

By successfully taking on this topic alone, DeMille has established himself as a master of timely, modern fiction.

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Alvah's Books

Below average
Reviewed by Rebeca Schiller on Jun 22 2010

However, for those who tend to be politically correct, Corey’s derogatory references to people of Middle-Eastern heritage along with the constant sarcastic banter and ruminations tend to get tiring.

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