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Author: Nelson DeMille
ISBN: 0786220201
Pages: 1037 pages
Publisher: Thorndike Pr (March 1, 2001)
Language: English
Category: Thrillers & Suspense
Size ePUB: 1283 kb
Size Fb2: 1400 kb
Size DJVU: 1167 kb
Rating: 4.2
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Subcategory: Mystery

e-Book The Lion's Game epub download

by Nelson DeMille



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.

The second book in the John Corey series, 2000. All characters in this publication are fictitious and any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. In loving memory of Mom – A member of the Greatest Generation.

Author: Nelson Demille. April 1986: American F-111 warplanes bomb the Al Azziyah compound in Libya where President Gadhafi is residing. A 16-year-old youth, Asad – Arabic for lion – loses his mother, two brothers and two sisters in the raid. Asad sees himself as chosen to avenge not only his family but his nation, his religion and the Great Leader – Gadhafi. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth

All characters in this publication are fictitious and any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. In loving memory of Mom - A member of the Greatest Generation.

All characters in this publication are fictitious and any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. The fictional Anti-Terrorist Task Force (ATTF) represented in this novel is based on the actual Joint Terrorist Task Force (JTTF), though I have taken some dramatic liberties and literary license where necessary. The Joint Terrorist Task Force is a group of hard-working, dedicated, and knowledgeable men and women who are in the front line in the war.

view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. As revealed in Nelson DeMille's monster bestseller Plum Island, the gruff, wisecracking NYPD homicide cop Corey stopped a hail of bullets-but he couldn't stop his wife from walking out on him. Asad, raised under Muammar Qaddafi's eye after his dad's murder, lost his surviving family in the 1986 bombing of Libya.

Nelson Demille The Lion's Game AUTHOR'S NOTE BOOK I CHAPTER 1 CHAPTER 2 CHAPTER 3 CHAPTER 4 CHAPTER 5 CHAPTER 6 CHAPTER 7 CHAPTER 8. .Death is afraid of him because he has the heart of a lion.

Nelson Demille The Lion's Game AUTHOR'S NOTE BOOK I CHAPTER 1 CHAPTER 2 CHAPTER 3 CHAPTER 4 CHAPTER 5 CHAPTER 6 CHAPTER 7 CHAPTER 8 CHAPTER 9 CHAPTER 10 CHAPTER 11 CHAPTER 12 BOOK II CHAPTER 13 CHAPTER 14 CHAPTER 15 CHAPTER 16 CHAPTER 17 BOOK III CHAPTER 18 CHAPTER 19 CHAPTER 20 CHAPTER 21 CHAPTER 22 CHAPTER 23 BOOK I.

Nelson DeMille’s latest effort "The Lion", combines humor and violence with an examination of the clash between Middle Eastern and Western cultures . The Lion is a sequel to the first book I read by DeMille, The Lion's Game. In this one we reencounter the same antagonist.

Nelson DeMille’s latest effort "The Lion", combines humor and violence with an examination of the clash between Middle Eastern and Western cultures to produce a novel that is both wildly entertaining and frighteningly realistic. The Lion is the sequel to DeMille’s The Lion’s Game, published in 2000, which pitted retired NYC Detective John Corey against Libyan terrorist Asad Khalil, also known as The Lion. John Corey's life was threatened in the earlier book - by one of the world's most wanted terrorists.

DeMille’s earlier books were NYPD detective novels. Introduced in The Lion's Game. His first major novel was By the Rivers of Babylon, published in 1978 and still in print, as are all his succeeding novels. He is a member of American Mensa, the Authors Guild, and past president of the Mystery Writers of America. He is also a member of the International Thriller Writers, who honored him as 2015 ThrillerMaster of the Year. She marries Corey and reappears in Night Fall, Wild Fire, The Lion, The Panther, and Radiant Angel. Asad Khalil, a Libyan terrorist.

Detective John Corey sets out to caputre the world's most dangerous terrorist--a young Arab known as "The Lion"--a man who will stop at nothing in his quest for vengeance against America for bombing Libya and killing his family.
asAS
Rarely do I find a suspense/crime novel that can throw in a plot twist at the end that surprises. But the Lions Game did just that..not once but three times. Don't get me wrong, I love James Patterson's Alex Cross series and the Women's Murder series, but they are pretty predictable. Even Kathy Reichs has the same successful formula....crime + bull-headed heroine gets captured+ rescue just in time= ending resolved, usually with a moral of the story thrown in for a bonus.

John Corey is an obnoxious hero who borders on a little too much mouth for his own good, but deMille has walked the fine line of making him funny and likable. Then not one, but three, surprises near the end make this one a page turner. 720 pages and I couldn't put it down. Plum Island was good, worthy of repeated visits, but the continuation of this series makes me look forward to the summer by the pool as I work my way through the rest of the series. Next up...Night Fall. Can't wait.
Oreavi
Armed with firsthand knowledge of police humor in the face of incredible stress has helped DeMille tell the truth, a must in providing readers with realistic scenarios in fiction. Those readers who appreciate DeMille's talent will not be disappointed. John Corey stays true to a policeman's take on the jobs done by other agencies and how they do those jobs; and, he gains their respect by doing everything they cannot proving he is his task force's most valuable asset. Precisely as described for his very presence being one of the team in the first place and true to form set up as bait, most dispensable, he nevertheless plays by no one's rules and pursues the suspected assassin on instinct. A must read for all future writers of suspenseful cop stories, revealing how important research in truth telling is invaluable.
Blackredeemer
If you enjoy mysteries and action, you should have a blast!

This being the second in the series and the second DeMille I've read, I gotta say that I like the main character in these books (Corey). These are well thought-out stories, and I am now finding myself a fan of Nelson DeMille. John Corey is true to character, and I laugh at his jokes.

My only grievance is that Corey is so full himself, "he" occasionally doesn't know when to stop with the sarcasm and tasteless jokes. It is a fine line, but I sometimes feel that I'm having to push myself through a page here and there before the funny man gets off the stage, so to speak.

And to a similar degree, I sometimes feel that DeMille goes on a bit too long with the story in general. Especially as his stories are winding down. I think much of that could be addressed in editing, but for whatever reasons, is not.

Don't let these minor criticisms stop you from enjoying a good, easy read!!
Gavirgas
This just so happens to be my favorite book of all times, unseating The Princess Bride from its 20 year reign.

I read it roughly 10 years ago (I'm not sure when it came out, but - then) I have been wanting to re-read it again but the timing needed to be proper for me to really savor The Lions Game again.

I'm sure others will describe the exact details of the book, so I am just here to say that DeMille has clearly done his research & then some regarding the history of and modern events in Libya - making this an extraordinary work of historical fiction. The inner thoughts of Assad Khalil, his jouney into becoming who he became & the extraordinary look into day to day life amongst the backdrop of real events that did happen outside of the book were all intertwined perfectly.

I absolutely love John Corey in every possible way - as somebody who has spent the past 30 of my 39 years basically obsessed with the very themes tackled in The Lion's Game - I am beyond thrilled that this book has been written.
Ttexav
This was the second of DeMille's books that I've read. I like the lead character, John Corey. I like his humor and his go to hell attitude towards incompetent government agencies. The book is suspenseful and dramatic, well documented, and well written. The only thing I didn't like was all of the countless pages of nonsensical attendance at meetings and if those pages had not been sprinkled with Coreyisms, I would have skipped over them completely. Not wanting to miss John's one man comedy act, however, I read them, boring as they were.

Five stars for suspense, plotting, characterization. Subtract one star for all of the drawn out detail of reporting to this or that agency. I think the book would have been better if it were around 450 pages instead of 650 plus, and left out the repetitive bureaucracy meeting crap.
Arcanefire
The Lion's Game was my first introduction to Nelson DeMille and his protagonist, John Corey. Corey is a retired NYPD homicide detective who goes to work as a contract agent for the FBI's newly formed counter-terrorist task force (ATTF).
The story centers on tracking a Libyan terrorist who has taken a solemn oath to murder the Americans responsible for killing his family and who doesn't care how many other Americans he murders to achieve his goal. The book provides an interesting insight into Middle East culture, Muslim origin and the ethnic makeup of Middle Eastern countries. It's apparent that DeMille has done his homework in this regard.
At first I found it hard to take seriously a prime character like John Corey who spends much of his time regurgitating smart aleck, cryptic and annoying dialogue. Corey himself calls it sarcastic and rapier wit. The story line deserves better. The Kate Mayfield character saves Corey from becoming irrelevant--she's smart, warm and very likeable. The love scenes are as well written as any I've read with the proper amount of humor sprinkled in.
The first half of the book is boring and predictable. The last half is exciting, unpredictable and loaded with intrigue. I must admit that in the last half of the book John Corey started to grow on me and became the protagonist I believe DeMille intended.
I recommend The Lion's Game. One may want to zip through the first half in order to have time to savor the exciting second half. I rate the novel a very high three.