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The much-anticipated sequel to The Lion's Game
Nelson DeMille is one of America's most popular and bestselling authors, and a new book from him is a keenly awaited event. A former US Army lieutenant who served in Vietnam, he is the author of nine acclaimed novels. He lives in Long Island, New York.
The antiterrorist team of John Corey and Kate Mayfield return to do battle with the murderous terrorist Asad Khalil, aka the Lion (The Lion's Game). Khalil has come back to wreak vengeance on those responsible for the bombing raid in Libya that killed his family. He also targets John and Kate for their efforts in thwarting his diabolical and sadistic plans. Set shortly after 9/11, the action picks up quickly and doesn't slow down in this superbly written thriller. Corey is his usual irreverent self and has to match wits with the Lion after Kate is badly injured. While the Lion murders his way across the country, Corey and the others rightly suspect that he is being funded by al-Qaeda, and his masters want him not only to exact his personal revenge but to commit an atrocity on a par with the World Trade Center attacks. Thus, the chase is on. Verdict DeMille's latest is a fast-paced grabber of a thriller. Highly recommended. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 2/1/10.]-Robert Conroy, Warren, MI Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.
"Character voices are clearly defined, all with their own verbal mannerisms, including rapid speech patterns, higher-pitched inflections, slightly longer pauses between sentences, and so on. Brick reads the exciting scenes as though he is caught up in the drama. A first-rate novel and a first-rate performance." BookPage" "Scott Brick demonstrates a particular affinity for Corey, bringing humor and self-deprecation to a sometimes abrasive character. Fast paced and action-packed; sure to please thriller fans." Library Journal" "In an interview with the author and narrator, Scott Brick, included in this package, DeMille says Brick is the voice of John Corey. From the questions Brick asks, listeners will realize why he is so good at what he does-he really cares about what he is reading, does his homework, and wants to know as much as his audience does where the story comes from and will there be more to follow. Luckily, more novels are in the works." Sound Commentary" "Narrator Boyd Gaines sets a fast pace from the opening scenes as a "no-radio" jetliner lands at Kennedy Airport. Listeners will want to stay with him every step. Gaines is smooth and fast with wisecracking Corey's sarcasm and equally believable with the icy fanaticism of the terrorist. The FBI, CIA and even the Secret Service take roles in the drama, giving Gaines the opportunity for lots of "law enforcement" voices....DeMille's complex thriller is smartly delivered by Boyd Gaines." -- AudioFile Magazine on The Lion's Game
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 Anti-Terrorist Task Force, and Corey's FBI agent wife, Kate Mayfield, who's also a member of the ATTF, sets the stage for the mano a mano struggle both Corey and Khalil crave. DeMille splices gripping action scenes with accounts of Khalil's horrifically inventive attacks and the ATTF's futile countermeasures. While Corey isn't much more appealing than his foe, those who enjoy starkly black-and-white battles between good and evil will be satisfied. (June) Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.