The Lion

The Lion

Nelson DeMille / Jan 24, 2020

The Lion 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 K

  • Title: The Lion
  • Author: Nelson DeMille
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  • 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 reiIn 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.

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      • Nelson DeMille

        Nelson Richard DeMille was born in New York City on August 23, 1943 to Huron and Antonia Panzera DeMille, then moved with his parents to Long Island He graduated from Elmont Memorial High School, where he played football and ran track.DeMille spent three years at Hofstra University, then joined the Army where he attended Officer Candidate School and was commissioned a Lieutenant in the United States Army 1966 69 He saw action in Vietnam as an infantry platoon leader with the First Cavalry Division and was decorated with the Air Medal, Bronze Star, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.After his discharge, DeMille returned to Hofstra University where he received his bachelor s degree in Political Science and History He has three children, Lauren, Alexander, and James, and he and his wife reside on Long Island.DeMille s first major novel was By the Rivers of Babylon, published in 1978, and is still in print as are all his succeeding novels He is a member of American Mensa, The Authors Guild, and is past president of the Mystery Writers of America He is also a member of International Thriller Writers and was chosen as ThrillerMaster of the Year 2015 He holds three honorary doctorates Doctor of Humane Letters from Hofstra University, Doctor of Literature from Long Island University, and Doctor of Humane Letters from Dowling College.Nelson DeMille is the author of By the Rivers of Babylon, Cathedral, The Talbot Odyssey, Word of Honor, The Charm School, The Gold Coast, The General s Daughter, Spencerville, Plum Island, The Lion s Game, Up Country, Night Fall, Wild Fire, The Gate House, The Lion, The Panther, The Quest, Radiant Angel, and The Cuban Affair He also co authored Mayday with Thomas Block and has contributed short stories to anthologies, and book reviews and articles to magazines and newspapers.


    1. The following is a transcript of a phone intercept recorded June 8, 2003. The first subject is John Corey, former NYPD detective and current contract agent for the FBI & NYPD’s joint Anti-Terrorist Task Force. The second subject is Asad Khalil (a/k/a The Lion), currently wanted internationally for multiple acts of terrorism and murder.John Corey: Hello. Asad Khalil: John, it’s Asad Khalil. Do you remember me?JC: Asad! How could I forget? You killed more people than cancer when you got in [...]

    2. This book is awesome. If only all fiction flowed this fast then truly would I be in Heaven. Step into the world of John Corey, all time smartass NYC detective who has a quip for every moment and who seems to always manage to solve the most difficult of cases. We were first introduced to him in PLUM ISLAND in which he was recovering from three bullet wounds and on disability leave. Of course, Corey can't keep his nose out of things like any good detective and goes on to investigate a matter relat [...]

    3. I ordered this to listen to on a trip to visit my kids. I'm chagrined that I wasted the time to listen to this catastrophe of a book. The story is predictable, there is no character development, and no suspense. It is the literary equivalent of reality TV. This is a tiresome and dated book with the usual prototype smart-alec protagonist oozing with testosterone and whose mouth and sarcastic repartee got on my nerves as did his extreme vulgarity. I mean, I am all for realism, but people - at leas [...]

    4. Rauferei auf Ground ZeroWas für ein Schmarren, über den fragwürdigen Inhalt und die alles andere als zufriedenstellende Gestaltung haben sich ja schon genügend enttäuschte Fans ausgelassen.Da ich das, anscheinend virtuose, „Spiel des Löwen“, das diese Pflichtfortsetzung bei public demand geradezu provoziert hat, nicht kenne, sollte sich mein Entsetzen eigentlich in Grenzen halten. Aber schon der Qualitätsabfall innerhalb des Buches ist geradezu erschütternd. Hat die aus dem Ruder gel [...]

    5. If you haven’t yet read The Lion's Game, you really should read it before you read this book. You don’t have to, but it will be a much more satisfying read if you do. The Lion continues the story of John Corey, a New York City homicide police officer who is now working on the Joint Terrorism Task force and his nemesis the uber-terrorist and all out psychotic scary guy, Asad Khalil.At the end of The Lion’s Game (sorry for the mild spoiler) John and Khalil have a standoff. They both vow to k [...]

    6. I was so excited to have this book finally arrive! I love the John Corey books, and this did not disappoint. I don't think it's as good as Lion's Game, but come on, that bar is pretty high. I am stingy with my stars and this isn't quite a five,but I happily give it four.Weak spots: In this book I felt Khalil didn't have any measure of humanity. In the first book, when we learn his story, he still has a spark of some kind of humanity and it made the book more interesting. The brief attraction he [...]

    7. Right from the start I just want to say that this novel ROCKED for me. John Carey is a fun character and I am glad to have discovered him finally. I know, where have I been and why haven’t I read his work before? Chalk it up to one of life’s little mysteries. I have seen the movie The General’s Daughter and enjoyed it; I have the novel on my- to read- list now. The beauty of the whole thing is that this is what I enjoy about the different websites we are a part of, finding new stuff to rea [...]

    8. This is my favorite in this series! I absolutely LOVED this one. As I have stated in my reviews from other books in this series, I have read these completely out of order. That is not the norm for me. I have one more to read in this series. I hope that DeMille writes more of these because I cannot get enough of John Corey. He is one of my favorite characters of all time. Great plot, great characters (good guys & the scariest, most psycho villian), & excellent style. Fantastic delivery by [...]

    9. John Corey, the main character in DeMille’s primary series, jumped out at me from among the collection of short mysteries published in 2017 entitled Matchup. His wisecracking, anti-PC attitude, lightning quick mind, and basic humanity, struck chords with me. So much so, that I read the first book of the series, Plum Island, and then steamed straight through all of the rest of them.The Lion (Corey book 5). Asad (the “lion”) Khalil returns to fulfill his dual psychotic revenge upon the pilot [...]

    10. Written for the KAZI Book Review (kazibookreview.wordpress/):Nelson DeMille’s latest effort combines humor and violence (not necessarily in that order) 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. In th [...]

    11. 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. In this second installment, Khalil is back in the US three years after his last confro [...]

    12. In a summer of great, long awaited sequels (at least 10 years from original) -- see my reviews of Linda Greenlaw's "Seaworthy" and Scott Turow's "Innocent" -- Nelson DeMille's sequel to the 2000 "The Lion's Game" (reviewed earlier this summer), is a brutal disappointment.In fact, "The Lion" only got its second star because of a wonderfully written, over the top, original skydiving scene. Much of what served DeMille so well in the first installment failed or was dropped in this go 'round. The 200 [...]

    13. Damn, this book was intense! The Lion is the follow-up to The Lion's Game, and takes place 3 years later and The Lion (AKA Asad Khalil) is a ruthless Arabian Terrorist who has returned to America to kill John Corey out of revenge for ruining his plans 3 years ago. When I found out that this was a follow-up to The Lion's Game I just wanted to skip Nightfall and Wild Fire and go right to this book to find out what happens next, but I chose to read them in order so I wouldn't be lost.One thing I'll [...]

    14. Mais uma aventura de John Corey, que começa com um ritmo vertiginoso, com o regresso de Asad Khalil para se vingar do último piloto que fez parte da esquadra que bombardeou Tripoli quando ele era adolescente e também para se vingar de John Corey e os outros agentes do FBI que o perseguiram três anos antes.Asad Khalil regressa com o apoio financeiro da Al-Qaeda e, como tal, tem uma missão terrorista de "agradecimento" a cumprir, paralelamente à sua vingança pessoal.John Corey, após vária [...]

    15. Nelson DeMille can write. He gives just the right amount of technical information and back story to make his books satisfying reads. John Corey is back. He and Kate Mayfield (his wife) may finally get their chance to find The Lion who they think is back in the States and ready for more revenge. Read these books in order so you can enjoy watching John Corey grow as a character. When recurring characters are done well, it's easy to get wrapped up in their stories. Corey joins my list that includes [...]

    16. 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. John Corey's life was threatened in the earlier book -- by one of the world's most wanted terrorists. In this one John gets his man. The story is strong, just like the previous three. DeMille is really good at building tension, and does so while showing lots of humor. It is a great combination.

    17. There is much to like about DeMille's skills and story telling - but he has a couple of fatal flaws that reduce him to entertaining - but frustrating1. He takes twice as long as he should to get through his stories. The balance between detail and boring is not an easy one for him to deal with.2. The "oh no - don't go into the basement" problem crops up in each of his books - the failure to see what is obvious to readers/listners ruins a pretty good tale.The plus side is he is a very good story t [...]

    18. Disappointing sequel to The Lion’s Game.The only value is to satisfy your curiosity if you read The Lion’s Game. Do not read this as a stand alone.There were three action scenes in the beginning of the book with Asad killing people. Then the huge middle section of the book felt like filler. Too wordy with political ponderings. Too much internal thinking and monologuing. Too much repetitive thinking about past events. Finally we get some action toward the end.This book would have been better [...]

    19. John Corey is back and has unfinished business with terrorist Asad Khalil. Fans will know him from DeMilles The Lion's Game. One has to get used to all the testosterone, but will quickly enjoy Corey mouthing off on everyone and everything. I was constantly laughing out loud or the very least shaking my had in amusement. Witty dialogue! Please keep the soap away from Corey's mouth a while longer because I enjoyed this book a lot. 5 stars for this entertaining read!Now, I've read some of the other [...]

    20. Asad Khalil (aka "The Lion"), the ruthless Libyan terrorist who menaced ex-NYPD cop John Corey in The Lion's Game (2000), returns to the U.S. 18 months after 9/11, bent on finishing old business in DeMille's fast-paced fifth John Corey thriller (after Wild Fire). In Los Angeles, Khalil dispatches the last of the eight American pilots who dropped the bombs that killed Khalil's family in the historic 1986 raid on Tripoli. In New York City, a daring encounter with Corey, a member of the federal Ant [...]

    21. Having read four previous John Corey novels, I didn't need much persuading to like The Lion's Game. DeMille's practice of counterpointing violent and often evil events with his protagonist's weakness for the flippant wisecrack is not an easy trick to pull off, but he is able to make it work. Unsurprisingly, some of the jokes are better than others ("Have you experience of terrorism? I was married.")It is a pity that other reviewers have divulged rather a lot of the plot; suffice it to say that, [...]

    22. I do like the way Nelson DeMille writes his main characters. John Corey is a snot. He's sarcastic, he's rude, he's basically a brat. While I don't love his as a character in the "he's just so loveable" sense, I am so impressed with the way DeMille commits 100% to the personality of this caracter. He doesn't just bring out the sarcasm in the dialog when Corey talks, but it is throughout his actions, his thinking - there is no doubt in anyones mind of Corey's character. I appreciate that about DeM [...]

    23. Signed and personalized first edition.This is the sequel to Lions Game that I waited a good 7 years for. It was very good as it furthers the John vs. Asad game that started years before. I liked it a lot but (sadly) wasn't as nutso as I was about Lions game. First because halfway through the book I got an email from Mr. Demille/hachette talking about the next corey book (so clearly asad was the loser in the lion) and 2nd because I found it lacking the depth of asad that the first book was so ful [...]

    24. I too received an advance copy of this book, before it was released. I enjoy all of this authors works, but mostly his earlier works. Sadly, I feel he is resting a bit on his well earned laurels. The book read like it was almost an afterthought, with very little new character development and almost no plot twists. It was a nice read, but more of a palate cleanser than the satisfying meal which this author is capable of delivering. I long for the likes of The Charm School, The Generals Daughter, [...]

    25. This novel first involves John Corey and his wife in a sky diving event in the Borscht Belt of the Catskills near where we lived in Ulster County of New York State although "The Lion" had already wreaked havoc out of the Santa Barbara airport in California. I continue to enjoy the caustic humor of John Corey and appreciate he and his wife's triumphs out of devastating catastrophes!

    26. Listened to this as an audio book and the reader was excellent. He brought John Corey to life just the way I had imagined him. The story was fast paced and I was glad to see the end to Asad. Now onto The Panther.

    27. Love Nelson DeMilles dry wit and fast-paced action.Reading this book was like watching a scary movie,I'd slam it shut,get up and walk around a little to get my courage upe start readingCouldn't put it down for too long.

    28. Really enjoyed this one, as has been the case with the rest of the series. There were a few gruesome scenes described in detail that I would have skimmed through a little faster had I been reading this instead of listening to the audio book. John Corey is such a badass.

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