The Lion's Game

The Lion's Game[Reading] ➷ The Lion's Game By Nelson DeMille – Oaklandjobs.co.uk 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 f 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 The Lion's ePUB ✓ task force and shows no sign of stopping in his quest for revenge against the American pilots who bombed Libya and killed his family Filled with unrelenting suspense and surprising plot twists at every terrifying turn, THE LION S GAME is a heartstopping race against time and one of Nelson DeMille s most riveting thrillers. Abandoning this book I just don t have time in my life right now for this kind of detail I think this is the kind of book that can appeal to people who watch 12 episode miniseries on Elizabethan England, except it s nominally a thriller, so to be honest, I m not sure who the target population is People who are really, really good at waiting for a payoff, I suppose My mom enjoyed it, but she s recently retired and was having trouble filling her time, so that s another possible population w Abandoning this book I just don t have time in my life right now for this kind of detail I think this is the kind of book that can appeal to people who watch 12 episode miniseries on Elizabethan England, except it s nominally a thriller, so to be honest, I m not sure who the target population is People who are really, really good at waiting for a payoff, I suppose My mom enjoyed it, but she s recently retired and was having trouble filling her time, so that s another possible population we solved that by getting a 6 month old dog.It starts wonderfully snappy pace, ironic dialogue, intriguing plot and decent character creation John Corey, who was apparently a hundred timesoinky in Plum Island has toned down the sexism There s a paragraph aside discussing how he hasn t hit on anyone at his new job with the Feds, and how he s discovered life as a confidante for female co workers He still tries to provoke response with an assortment of ethnic jokes, however, but it s pretty clear he s doing it to be an ass and to show a rebellious spirit, not because he actually cares about someone s ethnicity I found much of his commentary to be a great mix of hilarious and insightfulness Once the initial series of incidents occur, the pace slows down significantly The Fed side is taken up with meetings, analysis and flirting between Corey and another member of the team To compensate, DeMille follows the terrorist, the Lion Asad, through a pivotal moment in his upbringing and through following exploits in the U.S I had a fair amount of trouble with his perspective, because while I found it started well, it segued into zealot sociopath rather quickly I m definitely a fan of subtle and nuance, and while I would have expected a 700 page book to have time to give some development to understanding a terrorist, he ends up being single note psychopath.I found myself skimming large swaths to see if there was any improvement in pacing or narrative, but there really wasn t I decided to abandon because there really is so muchon Mount TBR to try rather than wading through this.MrsJoseph nailed the issue in the status comments below, that this is a 300 400 page thriller trapped in a 700 page book My bookmark was trapped at page 279 when I quit Having recently finished reading I am Pilgrim, the superb thriller by Terry Hayes, I was looking around for something in the same style Well, I already had this loaded on my Kindle and I m a long term fan of DeMille and his wisecracking hero, John Corey Job done.A few chapters in I was already laughing at the constant stream of brilliant one liners but I was also convinced I was re reading the aforementioned Hayes tale I mean, there were certainly differences but there were manysimila Having recently finished reading I am Pilgrim, the superb thriller by Terry Hayes, I was looking around for something in the same style Well, I already had this loaded on my Kindle and I m a long term fan of DeMille and his wisecracking hero, John Corey Job done.A few chapters in I was already laughing at the constant stream of brilliant one liners but I was also convinced I was re reading the aforementioned Hayes tale I mean, there were certainly differences but there were manysimilarities I stuck with it, and I m really glad I did It s a weighty tome well, obviously not quite so physically weighty on a Kindle at over 800 pages, but its draw was so powerful I hardly noticed The story is brilliantly plotted and told in a way only DeMille can I won t summarise the plot, but suffice to say it was not a re tell of the Hayes book but a clever and compelling narrative of its own If you liked Pilgrim I think you ll find plenty to enjoy here too.If you re already a DeMille follower then you ll probably have read not only this book but also the follow up The Lion and the other Corey adventures too If not, give him a try and don t be put off by the virtually uninterrupted insertion of humour there s plenty of depth too And if you like what you see I d suggest you seek out some of his other work, with the Sutter and Brenner books being my personal favourites I liked the book however, to be honest, I had high expectations from it which did not live up to it The book is about two FBI agents on the trail of a Libyan terrorist, who is on a plot to avenge the 1986 bombing of Libya, massacring Americans along the way The book is interesting at places where it plots the terrorist s movements and at places it becomes a drag However, the highlight of the narrative is the dry humour and the one liners the author uses liberally in this story.Strictly for De I liked the book however, to be honest, I had high expectations from it which did not live up to it The book is about two FBI agents on the trail of a Libyan terrorist, who is on a plot to avenge the 1986 bombing of Libya, massacring Americans along the way The book is interesting at places where it plots the terrorist s movements and at places it becomes a drag However, the highlight of the narrative is the dry humour and the one liners the author uses liberally in this story.Strictly for DeMille fans only This was my first No one isshocked at my rating of The Lion s Game than I am I ve had plenty of time to think about John Corey s second outing, and my final judgment is I enjoyed the fuck outta this book While the issues I had with the previous book in this series, Plum Island, popped up this go around as well, they were well balanced against the second narrative While Plum Island was a strict first person POV inside John Corey s cock oriented caveman mind, The Lion s Game offers many different third pe No one isshocked at my rating of The Lion s Game than I am I ve had plenty of time to think about John Corey s second outing, and my final judgment is I enjoyed the fuck outta this book While the issues I had with the previous book in this series, Plum Island, popped up this go around as well, they were well balanced against the second narrative While Plum Island was a strict first person POV inside John Corey s cock oriented caveman mind, The Lion s Game offers many different third person POVs in addition to Corey s strict first person DeMille deftly juggles all these threads to create one tight blanket Impressive My favorite addition was the view into the mind of the villain, Asad Khalil, a thoroughly dynamic baddie whose motivations are understandable Not condonable, but understandable The biggest selling point of this novel is that it never lets up It takes place in several different states, and two different countries It has branching timelines It has gun battles and bombing runs and one of the coolest hijacked plane sequences I ve read about The Lion s Game brought back memories of watching Die Hard for the first time, only this version of Die Hard is 30 hours long For me, that aspect is a plus If you re a fan of over the top machismo slathered action flicks, I highly recommend this guy s work You can start here, too, as the previous book is mentioned only twice and the relationships brought up in the first book have no bearing on this case The Lion s Game is far superior when compared to the first book in the series.My only complaint is a rather big one Big enough that I removed an entire star Yes, that s right, I wanted to rate this one five bigguns, but the ending didn t sit right with me It was sufficient as an ending, but I wantedI felt the final pages did not live up to the promise of the previous 900.That being said, I m not quitting this series anytime soon So much fun In summation If you dig Bruce Willis action movies, John Corey is his literary doppleganger Fast talking, quick witted, led around completely by the wrong head, John Corey s adventures are big fun for those guys who like big books and cannot lie.Final Judgment Where s the next one I enjoyed this book but I think I didn t take is as seriously as many others I enjoy the humor, but the story kept it interesting I don t know if I would have enjoyed it as much if it wasn t an audiobook, though As an audiobook, I listen while I m doing other things, so if it gets boring, it s not such a big deal as I m doing something else anyway, and I don t worry about missing anything.The terrorist in this story wasn t all bad He killed a lot of people, for revenge and his religion He w I enjoyed this book but I think I didn t take is as seriously as many others I enjoy the humor, but the story kept it interesting I don t know if I would have enjoyed it as much if it wasn t an audiobook, though As an audiobook, I listen while I m doing other things, so if it gets boring, it s not such a big deal as I m doing something else anyway, and I don t worry about missing anything.The terrorist in this story wasn t all bad He killed a lot of people, for revenge and his religion He was smart, but also ignorant in many ways I think he is typical of many of the fanatics that set off suicide bombs, etc They are ignorant, and are being used by others who take advantage of their beliefs He believes that killing the evil infidels will guarantee him a place in heaven.The story also shows how the need for revenge leads to never ending warfare in the Middle East, and every act has a reaction, which triggers a new reaction, on and on They never forget, and sometimes the revenge is many years later Pretty hopeless There will probably never be peace in the Middle East, until there is only one person left standing And that person will probably commit suicide.I enjoyed the book, but I m not sure if I particularly want to read I m a little surprised at how much I like this book While the first in the Corey seriesPlum Island was good, it didn t inspire me to run right out and grab this one up I must say this one drew me inand held my interest.The book is of necessity a little dated as it was written before 9 11 and deals with Middle East Terrorists It s built partly around the 1986 bombing raid on Libya There are plots and counter plots there is the insistently New York cop John Corey who we met earlier. I m a little surprised at how much I like this book While the first in the Corey seriesPlum Island was good, it didn t inspire me to run right out and grab this one up I must say this one drew me inand held my interest.The book is of necessity a little dated as it was written before 9 11 and deals with Middle East Terrorists It s built partly around the 1986 bombing raid on Libya There are plots and counter plots there is the insistently New York cop John Corey who we met earlierbut with a new romantic interest The book opens well and doesn t spend any time in slow build up or aimlessness The plot and the characters are center stage from the get go and all the building is done on the fly You don t have a lot of oh let s stop and talk about all this and then we ll get back to the story.As notedI like it I can recommend it I plan to go on with the series.Enjoy Fantastic A great follow up to the first book Plum Island In this book, John Corey has joined at elite task force comprised of FBI, CIA, ex NYPD, current NYPD some lawyers, accountants, and whoever else they could think of to throw into the mix Their job, anti terrorism with a fixation on Mid Eastern issues John has his eyes set on the IRA division, and puts in a request to be moved because everyone knows that the IRA is inactive which will provide John with nothing to do However, his requ Fantastic A great follow up to the first book Plum Island In this book, John Corey has joined at elite task force comprised of FBI, CIA, ex NYPD, current NYPD some lawyers, accountants, and whoever else they could think of to throw into the mix Their job, anti terrorism with a fixation on Mid Eastern issues John has his eyes set on the IRA division, and puts in a request to be moved because everyone knows that the IRA is inactive which will provide John with nothing to do However, his request is being ignored So off he heads to JFK airport to a secret facility called the Conquistador Club There he and his team await the arrival of a prisoner being transferred from Paris Unfortunatley, something has gone wrong with the plane, and it s currently in a No RAD state, which means there has been no radio contact Now John and his team are forced to chase a crazy terrorist around the US to stop him before he completes his mission.Unlike in Plum Island, there was no lag to the beginning of this book It just jumps right in, and I think this might have been the best beginning to a book that I have read in a long time It had me completely entranced for at least a hundred pages before I realized what time it was This book is split into 5 mini books, and the POV switches between John and the terrorist It was really fascinating to see how each man was thinking throughout the book and how John was struggling to understand what was going on before it was too late John was of course at his sarcastic best, and again I love him He has some issues in this book regarding his new boss Kate, and it was really amusing to watch the verbal sparring.I ll definitely read the next book that has Corey in it A guy s book, I really enjoyed this book about trying to figure out why a Libyan terrorist was in the US A large page count but kept me interested and Corey s wiseass commentary cracked me up Took away a star for the initial flying scenario He needed a better aviation consultant or else something didn t get explained correctly 4 Stars 4 stars Excellent suspense thriller I didn t want to stop reading.It s a long book I had a hard time putting it down Lots of suspense Many times I was saying come on, come on eager to find out what was going to happen next John Corey is a smartalecky, arrogant cop working for the FBI He has many entertaining one liners and jokes I liked his humor, but humor is subjective and some readers may not like it There were a few surprises along the way Some parts were a little slow, but the 4 stars Excellent suspense thriller I didn t want to stop reading.It s a long book I had a hard time putting it down Lots of suspense Many times I was saying come on, come on eager to find out what was going to happen next John Corey is a smartalecky, arrogant cop working for the FBI He has many entertaining one liners and jokes I liked his humor, but humor is subjective and some readers may not like it There were a few surprises along the way Some parts were a little slow, but the last half was the best The ending was good and complete enough for me, although the killer Asad was still alive and un caught The story continues in the sequel The Lion Asad was a well done bad guy He s a stealthy smart killing machine I consider The Day of the Jackal by Forsyth as great Lion s Game reminded me of Jackal, but LG was missing the following I wanted to see how Asad got his information, how his sources got information, and how Asad and those sources communicated.Asad interacted with many people It was hard to believe they did not recognize him Asad s picture was all over the TV and newspapers.One negative a stupid event Two guys know Asad is in the area with a sniper rifle So why are they walking outside alone with no bullet proof vests or other protection NARRATOR Scott Brick did an excellent job as John Corey because Scott does cocky arrogance well John Corey s arrogance was written in an entertaining way so it worked But I ve given Scott Brick 1 and 2 stars for his narration of other books where he was too arrogant, and it detracted from the book Scott narrated females nicely here.DATA Narrative mode 1st person John Corey, 3rd person other characters and scenes Unabridged audiobook length 24 hours and 52 mins Swearing language strong including religious swear words, but not often used Sexual language none Number of sex scenes 6 referred to, no details Setting 2000 various U.S locations with a little back story in 1986 Libya Book copyright 2000 Genre suspense thriller I have a special place in my heart for sarcastic characters and John Corey, the main character in The Lion s Game, an international thriller, is a one of those guys you just love to read about There s always a great one liner waiting on every page If I were to go back and highlight each time Mr Demille s writing made me laugh, the book would look like a freshmen year chemistry book.The Lion s Game is the squeal to Plumb Island, which was also a joy to read specifically because John Corey was I have a special place in my heart for sarcastic characters and John Corey, the main character in The Lion s Game, an international thriller, is a one of those guys you just love to read about There s always a great one liner waiting on every page If I were to go back and highlight each time Mr Demille s writing made me laugh, the book would look like a freshmen year chemistry book.The Lion s Game is the squeal to Plumb Island, which was also a joy to read specifically because John Corey was the main character in that book as well This squeal is one heck of a story, weighing in at 673 pages in the hardback edition, but the suspense never lets up.This book is not equivalent to the summer blockbuster movie There are no explosive battles and crazy stunts Instead, Mr Demille entertains using merely wit and colorful characters In this installment, I found the main character to be just as interesting as the antagonist The point of view changes between our hero, John Corey, and the foe that repeatedly shocks the reader with sporadic insights into the daily life of an American I found myself reflecting on typical American circumstances in a whole new light due to the antagonist s interesting point of view as a foreigner traveling across the country.The Lion s Game was a lot of fun to read, not merely for the humor, but also because Nelson Demille can dish out so muchthan your typical crime novel I consider the John Corey series to be among the best crime and mystery books I ve ever read

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    This guide aims to show you how to download no sign of stopping in his quest for revenge against the American pilots who bombed Libya and killed his family Filled with unrelenting suspense and surprising plot twists at every terrifying turn, THE LION S GAME is a heartstopping race against time and one of Nelson DeMille s most riveting thrillers. Abandoning this book I just don t have time in my life right now for this kind of detail I think this is the kind of book that can appeal to people who watch 12 episode miniseries on Elizabethan England, except it s nominally a thriller, so to be honest, I m not sure who the target population is People who are really, really good at waiting for a payoff, I suppose My mom enjoyed it, but she s recently retired and was having trouble filling her time, so that s another possible population w Abandoning this book I just don t have time in my life right now for this kind of detail I think this is the kind of book that can appeal to people who watch 12 episode miniseries on Elizabethan England, except it s nominally a thriller, so to be honest, I m not sure who the target population is People who are really, really good at waiting for a payoff, I suppose My mom enjoyed it, but she s recently retired and was having trouble filling her time, so that s another possible population we solved that by getting a 6 month old dog.It starts wonderfully snappy pace, ironic dialogue, intriguing plot and decent character creation John Corey, who was apparently a hundred timesoinky in Plum Island has toned down the sexism There s a paragraph aside discussing how he hasn t hit on anyone at his new job with the Feds, and how he s discovered life as a confidante for female co workers He still tries to provoke response with an assortment of ethnic jokes, however, but it s pretty clear he s doing it to be an ass and to show a rebellious spirit, not because he actually cares about someone s ethnicity I found much of his commentary to be a great mix of hilarious and insightfulness Once the initial series of incidents occur, the pace slows down significantly The Fed side is taken up with meetings, analysis and flirting between Corey and another member of the team To compensate, DeMille follows the terrorist, the Lion Asad, through a pivotal moment in his upbringing and through following exploits in the U.S I had a fair amount of trouble with his perspective, because while I found it started well, it segued into zealot sociopath rather quickly I m definitely a fan of subtle and nuance, and while I would have expected a 700 page book to have time to give some development to understanding a terrorist, he ends up being single note psychopath.I found myself skimming large swaths to see if there was any improvement in pacing or narrative, but there really wasn t I decided to abandon because there really is so muchon Mount TBR to try rather than wading through this.MrsJoseph nailed the issue in the status comments below, that this is a 300 400 page thriller trapped in a 700 page book My bookmark was trapped at page 279 when I quit Having recently finished reading I am Pilgrim, the superb thriller by Terry Hayes, I was looking around for something in the same style Well, I already had this loaded on my Kindle and I m a long term fan of DeMille and his wisecracking hero, John Corey Job done.A few chapters in I was already laughing at the constant stream of brilliant one liners but I was also convinced I was re reading the aforementioned Hayes tale I mean, there were certainly differences but there were manysimila Having recently finished reading I am Pilgrim, the superb thriller by Terry Hayes, I was looking around for something in the same style Well, I already had this loaded on my Kindle and I m a long term fan of DeMille and his wisecracking hero, John Corey Job done.A few chapters in I was already laughing at the constant stream of brilliant one liners but I was also convinced I was re reading the aforementioned Hayes tale I mean, there were certainly differences but there were manysimilarities I stuck with it, and I m really glad I did It s a weighty tome well, obviously not quite so physically weighty on a Kindle at over 800 pages, but its draw was so powerful I hardly noticed The story is brilliantly plotted and told in a way only DeMille can I won t summarise the plot, but suffice to say it was not a re tell of the Hayes book but a clever and compelling narrative of its own If you liked Pilgrim I think you ll find plenty to enjoy here too.If you re already a DeMille follower then you ll probably have read not only this book but also the follow up The Lion and the other Corey adventures too If not, give him a try and don t be put off by the virtually uninterrupted insertion of humour there s plenty of depth too And if you like what you see I d suggest you seek out some of his other work, with the Sutter and Brenner books being my personal favourites I liked the book however, to be honest, I had high expectations from it which did not live up to it The book is about two FBI agents on the trail of a Libyan terrorist, who is on a plot to avenge the 1986 bombing of Libya, massacring Americans along the way The book is interesting at places where it plots the terrorist s movements and at places it becomes a drag However, the highlight of the narrative is the dry humour and the one liners the author uses liberally in this story.Strictly for De I liked the book however, to be honest, I had high expectations from it which did not live up to it The book is about two FBI agents on the trail of a Libyan terrorist, who is on a plot to avenge the 1986 bombing of Libya, massacring Americans along the way The book is interesting at places where it plots the terrorist s movements and at places it becomes a drag However, the highlight of the narrative is the dry humour and the one liners the author uses liberally in this story.Strictly for DeMille fans only This was my first No one isshocked at my rating of The Lion s Game than I am I ve had plenty of time to think about John Corey s second outing, and my final judgment is I enjoyed the fuck outta this book While the issues I had with the previous book in this series, Plum Island, popped up this go around as well, they were well balanced against the second narrative While Plum Island was a strict first person POV inside John Corey s cock oriented caveman mind, The Lion s Game offers many different third pe No one isshocked at my rating of The Lion s Game than I am I ve had plenty of time to think about John Corey s second outing, and my final judgment is I enjoyed the fuck outta this book While the issues I had with the previous book in this series, Plum Island, popped up this go around as well, they were well balanced against the second narrative While Plum Island was a strict first person POV inside John Corey s cock oriented caveman mind, The Lion s Game offers many different third person POVs in addition to Corey s strict first person DeMille deftly juggles all these threads to create one tight blanket Impressive My favorite addition was the view into the mind of the villain, Asad Khalil, a thoroughly dynamic baddie whose motivations are understandable Not condonable, but understandable The biggest selling point of this novel is that it never lets up It takes place in several different states, and two different countries It has branching timelines It has gun battles and bombing runs and one of the coolest hijacked plane sequences I ve read about The Lion s Game brought back memories of watching Die Hard for the first time, only this version of Die Hard is 30 hours long For me, that aspect is a plus If you re a fan of over the top machismo slathered action flicks, I highly recommend this guy s work You can start here, too, as the previous book is mentioned only twice and the relationships brought up in the first book have no bearing on this case The Lion s Game is far superior when compared to the first book in the series.My only complaint is a rather big one Big enough that I removed an entire star Yes, that s right, I wanted to rate this one five bigguns, but the ending didn t sit right with me It was sufficient as an ending, but I wantedI felt the final pages did not live up to the promise of the previous 900.That being said, I m not quitting this series anytime soon So much fun In summation If you dig Bruce Willis action movies, John Corey is his literary doppleganger Fast talking, quick witted, led around completely by the wrong head, John Corey s adventures are big fun for those guys who like big books and cannot lie.Final Judgment Where s the next one I enjoyed this book but I think I didn t take is as seriously as many others I enjoy the humor, but the story kept it interesting I don t know if I would have enjoyed it as much if it wasn t an audiobook, though As an audiobook, I listen while I m doing other things, so if it gets boring, it s not such a big deal as I m doing something else anyway, and I don t worry about missing anything.The terrorist in this story wasn t all bad He killed a lot of people, for revenge and his religion He w I enjoyed this book but I think I didn t take is as seriously as many others I enjoy the humor, but the story kept it interesting I don t know if I would have enjoyed it as much if it wasn t an audiobook, though As an audiobook, I listen while I m doing other things, so if it gets boring, it s not such a big deal as I m doing something else anyway, and I don t worry about missing anything.The terrorist in this story wasn t all bad He killed a lot of people, for revenge and his religion He was smart, but also ignorant in many ways I think he is typical of many of the fanatics that set off suicide bombs, etc They are ignorant, and are being used by others who take advantage of their beliefs He believes that killing the evil infidels will guarantee him a place in heaven.The story also shows how the need for revenge leads to never ending warfare in the Middle East, and every act has a reaction, which triggers a new reaction, on and on They never forget, and sometimes the revenge is many years later Pretty hopeless There will probably never be peace in the Middle East, until there is only one person left standing And that person will probably commit suicide.I enjoyed the book, but I m not sure if I particularly want to read I m a little surprised at how much I like this book While the first in the Corey seriesPlum Island was good, it didn t inspire me to run right out and grab this one up I must say this one drew me inand held my interest.The book is of necessity a little dated as it was written before 9 11 and deals with Middle East Terrorists It s built partly around the 1986 bombing raid on Libya There are plots and counter plots there is the insistently New York cop John Corey who we met earlier. I m a little surprised at how much I like this book While the first in the Corey seriesPlum Island was good, it didn t inspire me to run right out and grab this one up I must say this one drew me inand held my interest.The book is of necessity a little dated as it was written before 9 11 and deals with Middle East Terrorists It s built partly around the 1986 bombing raid on Libya There are plots and counter plots there is the insistently New York cop John Corey who we met earlierbut with a new romantic interest The book opens well and doesn t spend any time in slow build up or aimlessness The plot and the characters are center stage from the get go and all the building is done on the fly You don t have a lot of oh let s stop and talk about all this and then we ll get back to the story.As notedI like it I can recommend it I plan to go on with the series.Enjoy Fantastic A great follow up to the first book Plum Island In this book, John Corey has joined at elite task force comprised of FBI, CIA, ex NYPD, current NYPD some lawyers, accountants, and whoever else they could think of to throw into the mix Their job, anti terrorism with a fixation on Mid Eastern issues John has his eyes set on the IRA division, and puts in a request to be moved because everyone knows that the IRA is inactive which will provide John with nothing to do However, his requ Fantastic A great follow up to the first book Plum Island In this book, John Corey has joined at elite task force comprised of FBI, CIA, ex NYPD, current NYPD some lawyers, accountants, and whoever else they could think of to throw into the mix Their job, anti terrorism with a fixation on Mid Eastern issues John has his eyes set on the IRA division, and puts in a request to be moved because everyone knows that the IRA is inactive which will provide John with nothing to do However, his request is being ignored So off he heads to JFK airport to a secret facility called the Conquistador Club There he and his team await the arrival of a prisoner being transferred from Paris Unfortunatley, something has gone wrong with the plane, and it s currently in a No RAD state, which means there has been no radio contact Now John and his team are forced to chase a crazy terrorist around the US to stop him before he completes his mission.Unlike in Plum Island, there was no lag to the beginning of this book It just jumps right in, and I think this might have been the best beginning to a book that I have read in a long time It had me completely entranced for at least a hundred pages before I realized what time it was This book is split into 5 mini books, and the POV switches between John and the terrorist It was really fascinating to see how each man was thinking throughout the book and how John was struggling to understand what was going on before it was too late John was of course at his sarcastic best, and again I love him He has some issues in this book regarding his new boss Kate, and it was really amusing to watch the verbal sparring.I ll definitely read the next book that has Corey in it A guy s book, I really enjoyed this book about trying to figure out why a Libyan terrorist was in the US A large page count but kept me interested and Corey s wiseass commentary cracked me up Took away a star for the initial flying scenario He needed a better aviation consultant or else something didn t get explained correctly 4 Stars 4 stars Excellent suspense thriller I didn t want to stop reading.It s a long book I had a hard time putting it down Lots of suspense Many times I was saying come on, come on eager to find out what was going to happen next John Corey is a smartalecky, arrogant cop working for the FBI He has many entertaining one liners and jokes I liked his humor, but humor is subjective and some readers may not like it There were a few surprises along the way Some parts were a little slow, but the 4 stars Excellent suspense thriller I didn t want to stop reading.It s a long book I had a hard time putting it down Lots of suspense Many times I was saying come on, come on eager to find out what was going to happen next John Corey is a smartalecky, arrogant cop working for the FBI He has many entertaining one liners and jokes I liked his humor, but humor is subjective and some readers may not like it There were a few surprises along the way Some parts were a little slow, but the last half was the best The ending was good and complete enough for me, although the killer Asad was still alive and un caught The story continues in the sequel The Lion Asad was a well done bad guy He s a stealthy smart killing machine I consider The Day of the Jackal by Forsyth as great Lion s Game reminded me of Jackal, but LG was missing the following I wanted to see how Asad got his information, how his sources got information, and how Asad and those sources communicated.Asad interacted with many people It was hard to believe they did not recognize him Asad s picture was all over the TV and newspapers.One negative a stupid event Two guys know Asad is in the area with a sniper rifle So why are they walking outside alone with no bullet proof vests or other protection NARRATOR Scott Brick did an excellent job as John Corey because Scott does cocky arrogance well John Corey s arrogance was written in an entertaining way so it worked But I ve given Scott Brick 1 and 2 stars for his narration of other books where he was too arrogant, and it detracted from the book Scott narrated females nicely here.DATA Narrative mode 1st person John Corey, 3rd person other characters and scenes Unabridged audiobook length 24 hours and 52 mins Swearing language strong including religious swear words, but not often used Sexual language none Number of sex scenes 6 referred to, no details Setting 2000 various U.S locations with a little back story in 1986 Libya Book copyright 2000 Genre suspense thriller I have a special place in my heart for sarcastic characters and John Corey, the main character in The Lion s Game, an international thriller, is a one of those guys you just love to read about There s always a great one liner waiting on every page If I were to go back and highlight each time Mr Demille s writing made me laugh, the book would look like a freshmen year chemistry book.The Lion s Game is the squeal to Plumb Island, which was also a joy to read specifically because John Corey was I have a special place in my heart for sarcastic characters and John Corey, the main character in The Lion s Game, an international thriller, is a one of those guys you just love to read about There s always a great one liner waiting on every page If I were to go back and highlight each time Mr Demille s writing made me laugh, the book would look like a freshmen year chemistry book.The Lion s Game is the squeal to Plumb Island, which was also a joy to read specifically because John Corey was the main character in that book as well This squeal is one heck of a story, weighing in at 673 pages in the hardback edition, but the suspense never lets up.This book is not equivalent to the summer blockbuster movie There are no explosive battles and crazy stunts Instead, Mr Demille entertains using merely wit and colorful characters In this installment, I found the main character to be just as interesting as the antagonist The point of view changes between our hero, John Corey, and the foe that repeatedly shocks the reader with sporadic insights into the daily life of an American I found myself reflecting on typical American circumstances in a whole new light due to the antagonist s interesting point of view as a foreigner traveling across the country.The Lion s Game was a lot of fun to read, not merely for the humor, but also because Nelson Demille can dish out so muchthan your typical crime novel I consider the John Corey series to be among the best crime and mystery books I ve ever read "/>
  • Paperback
  • 720 pages
  • The Lion's Game
  • Nelson DeMille
  • English
  • 03 November 2019
  • 0446679097