The Lion's Game

The Lion's Game

Book - 2015
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"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.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2015
ISBN: 9781455578627
1455578622
Branch Call Number: DEMILLE N
Characteristics: xv, 954 pages ; 19 cm

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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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