The Lion

The Lion

A Novel

Book - 2011
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Libyan terrorist Asad Khalil, known as "The Lion," returns to the U.S. to take care of unfinished business, and the only man who can stop him is John Corey, a special agent for the NYPD's Anti-Terrorist Task Force.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2011
Edition: 1st trade ed
ISBN: 9780446699600
0446699608
9780446619257
Branch Call Number: FICTION DEMILLE 2011
Characteristics: 436 p. ; 21 cm

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2rosedale2
Jul 12, 2017

very fun read

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carberry61
May 22, 2017

Truly horrific violence. VERY strong stomach needed.

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zipread
Oct 15, 2016

The Lion. --- by. --- Nelson DeMille
"Lion" isn't the first DeMille novel I've read --- in fact, it's the third. And I didn't waste a lot of time between one and the other. And you can take that as a tribute to how engaging I've found DeMilles's work to be.
The time is now, the setting all over but mainly New York city. The really bad guy, Arab of course , Is on a killing spree fuelled by the need for revenge. The good guy, really likeable good guy, is a cop good guy, is a cop cop and federal agent and federal agent we've not met before, John Corey. There hunting each other --- A final encountregions. Lots of false starts. DeMille writes Corey as amusing, almost bumbling kind of guy. But in the last act --- well, read for yourself. 10 out of 10 for sure.

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rb3221
Aug 09, 2016

This deals with the incredible conflict between Khalil, a very capable terrorist intent on revenge against John Corey and a number of others. As usual Corey is a pain but somehow likable with his sarcasm and humour.
It is rather odd that the author flips back and forth from 1st person narrative (Corey) to 3rd person (Khalil) but it works as it allows the author to go deep into the mind of this killer to show his hate and personal jihad.
There is lots of foul language, some very graphic descriptions but still well worth reading. An exciting entertaining read with an intense ending.

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wyenotgo
Oct 01, 2015

This was my first introduction to DeMille and I have to say his style is a bit different from most writers of this genre, in that he introduces a fair bit of wise-guy humor, a sort of modern-day film noir voice-over. That takes a bit of the edge off the rest, which is pretty much in the nature of "Die Hard" style over-the-top brutality. I was a bit disappointed that despite including long first-person monologues by the protagonist, John Corey remains a fairly one-dimensional personality. Entertaining, but if you like this kind of material, I think David Hosp does it better.

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Eil_1
Oct 15, 2014

I've not read "The Lion's Den". However, this book was totally engrossing and I truly was captivated by it.

mishimishi Jan 17, 2014

Before you read this book, read the prequel The Lions Game, both are great books. They were fast paced and full of suspense. Great reads. I could not put them down.

VIRNET36 Sep 01, 2011

This was truly great story telling. I loved the sarcasm the charaters shared. But the author left us hanging at the end. I hope this wasn't a cheap ploy for a sequel.

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coryandtrevor
Mar 16, 2011

Man, Mr. DeMille should have left well enough alone after the fabulous "The Lion's Game," but I guess he couldn't. This book is pretty much the same as the first one, and details (ad nauseum) what a wonderful killer Khalil is until he forgets everything he knows and gets himself in deep with our hero, John Corey. It almost seems like Mr. DeMille was pressured into writing this and given really tight timelines to get it into print. The movie-of-the-week ending is not what I've come to expect from this author. Give it a pass unless the only other book available is something recommended by Oprah.

debwalker Sep 25, 2010

Another cannot put it down read from DeMille. Two years after 9/11 and into the war on terror, Federal Agent John Corey faces a very personal showdown with the Lion. Amazing mid-air attack during a parachute jump. What makes DeMille different is the humour, with Corey cracking jokes on every page. Even the bomb squad is funny. Plenty of violence. Including more than you want to know about ice picks. Highly recommended as a fast-paced funny thriller.

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