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READER õ DOC The Lion's Game FREE ↠ DOGSALONBRISTOL ↠ ➩ The Lion's Game Ebook ➯ Author Nelson DeMille – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk The Barnes Noble Review January 2000 Since the publication of his first novel By the Rivers of Babylon in 1978 Nelson DeMille has produced a steady stream of intelligent haL aka the Lion the man believed to be responsible for a series of attacks on Americans living in Europe As Corey and company await the arrival of Khalil and his escorts it uickly becomes apparent that something has gone seriously wrong To begin with the plane for unknown reasons drops out of radio contact hours before its arrival in New York Eventually ignoring all commands from Air Traffic Control personnel the flight lands at JFK in an odd erratic fashion taxis to a stop and proceeds to sit silent and motionless on the runway Unable to establish communication airport authorities force their way onboard only to find that a tragedy of unprecedented proportions has occurred and that Asad Khalil the man responsible for that tragedy is nowhere to be found having slipped through the crowd of investigators and made his escape The bulk of the novel concerns the protracted hunt for an implacable killer with a very personal mission It would spoil a number of DeMille's expertly constructed effects to reveal too much of what happens as The Lion's Game unfolds But here briefly is the fundamental premise that dominates this book April 15th the day Khalil's plane arrives at JFK is not simply income tax day It is also the anniversary of the 1986 bombing of Libya a mission ordered by Ronald Reagan in direct response to a series of atrocities reputedly set in motion by Libyan president Moammar Gadhafi Asad Khalil who was 16 years old when the bombing occurred lost his entire family that day and developed an undying hatred for all things American Acting both on his own behalf and on behalf of the Great Leader Gadhafi he has made his way to America where he is determined to w No one is shocked 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 seuences 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 seriesMy 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 wanted I felt the final pages did not live up to the promise of the previous 900That being said I'm not uitting this series anytime soon So much fun In summation If you dig Bruce Willis action movies John Corey is his literary doppleganger Fast talking uick witted led around completely by the wrong head John Corey's adventures are big fun for those guys who like big books and cannot lieFinal Judgment Where's the next one?

The Lion's GameL aka the Lion the man believed to be responsible for a series of attacks on Americans living in Europe As Corey and company await the arrival of Khalil and his escorts it uickly becomes apparent that something has gone seriously wrong To begin with the plane for unknown reasons drops out of radio contact hours before its arrival in New York Eventually ignoring all commands from Air Traffic Control personnel the flight lands at JFK in an odd erratic fashion taxis to a stop and proceeds to sit silent and motionless on the runway Unable to establish communication airport authorities force their way onboard only to find that a tragedy of unprecedented proportions has occurred and that Asad Khalil the man responsible for that tragedy is nowhere to be found having slipped through the crowd of investigators and made his escape The bulk of the novel concerns the protracted hunt for an implacable killer with a very personal mission It would spoil a number of DeMille's expertly constructed effects to reveal too much of what happens as The Lion's Game unfolds But here briefly is the fundamental premise that dominates this book April 15th the day Khalil's plane arrives at JFK is not simply income tax day It is also the anniversary of the 1986 bombing of Libya a mission ordered by Ronald Reagan in direct response to a series of atrocities reputedly set in motion by Libyan president Moammar Gadhafi Asad Khalil who was 16 years old when the bombing occurred lost his entire family that day and developed an undying hatred for all things American Acting both on his own behalf and on behalf of the Great Leader Gadhafi he has made his way to America where he is determined to w No one is shocked 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 seuences 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 seriesMy 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 wanted I felt the final pages did not live up to the promise of the previous 900That being said I'm not uitting this series anytime soon So much fun In summation If you dig Bruce Willis action movies John Corey is his literary doppleganger Fast talking uick witted led around completely by the wrong head John Corey's adventures are big fun for those guys who like big books and cannot lieFinal Judgment Where's the next one?

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The Lion's Game ✓ The Barnes Noble Review January 2000 Since the publication of his first novel By the Rivers of Babylon in 1978 Nelson DeMille has produced a steady stream of intelligent hard edged contemporary thrillers the best of which — such as Cathedral The Gold Coast or Word of Honor — are absolute models of the form It's a pleasure to be able to report that The Lion's Game DeMille's tenth novel is as shrewdly constructed and compulsively readable as anything he has published to date Weighing in at nearly 700 pages The Lion's Game is the longest most ambitious novel of DeMille's career It is also his first attempt at a seuel bringing us a new installment in the colorful career of John Corey the acerbic narratorhero of 1997's Plum Island When last seen Corey had interrupted his convalescent leave from the NYPD long enough to solve a bizarre double murder on Long Island's Eastern Shore after which he formally separated from the police department and became an adjunct professor at John Jay University Not unexpectedly Corey grew bored with the uneventful world of academia and decided to return in a very different capacity to the front lines of law enforcement Admirers of Plum Island will be pleased to learn that he is as ornery insubordinate and politically incorrect as ever The novel opens on April 15th Corey has just signed on with the Middle Eastern division of the ATTF Anti Terrorist Task Force an organization staffed by an uneasy combination of FBI CIA and NYPD operatives Corey's firstassignmenttakes him to JFK Airport where together with an assortment of teammates he is scheduled to take custody of a defecting Libyan terrorist The terrorist in uestion is Asad Khali 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 dogIt starts wonderfully; snappy pace ironic dialogue intriguing plot and decent character creation John Corey who was apparently a hundred times oinky 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 US I had a fair amount of trouble with his perspective because while I found it started well it segued into zealotsociopath rather uickly 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 psychopathI 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 much on Mount TBR to try rather than wading through thisMrsJoseph 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 uit EPUB ☆ The Lion's Game ó Nelson DeMille

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Nelson DeMille ó The Lion's Game TEXT Age a holy war against the murderers of his family As Khalil's history intentions and specific agenda gradually become clear Corey leads a diverse group of experts in an increasingly desperate attempt to anticipate the Lion's movements and prevent him from implementing his bloody ironic endgame As the lengthy narrative unrolls The Lion's Game moves backward in time from the present day to the night of the fateful bombing in 1986; the action shifts from New York City to Florida and from Florida to the Pacific Coast as DeMille skillfully switches back and forth from the first person viewpoint of John Corey to a third person narrative that takes us into the deranged perspective of Asad Khalil The result is a big wide ranging novel that is alternately funny and frightening; one that achieves an astonishing almost effortless narrative momentum; one that is grounded in DeMille's tragic view of the endlessly replicated blood feuds that dominate the landscape of 20th century geopolitics From its eerie opening seuence to its deliberately open ended conclusion THE LION'S GAME is the clear product of a world class storyteller a man who seems incapable of turning out a bland or boring paragraph DeMille is at the top of his own game in this one and has written a novel that will inevitably command a large enthusiastic audience I for one am glad to see it In a field too often populated by formulaic by the numbers fiction Nelson DeMille is an undisguised blessing I wish him health success and undiminished productivity in the decades to come Bill Sheehan reviews horror suspense and science fiction for Cemetery Dance The New York Review of Science Fiction and other publicatio 4 ½ stars Excellent suspense thriller I didn’t want to stop readingIt’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 seuel “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 communicatedAsad interacted with many people It was hard to believe they did not recognize him Asad’s picture was all over the TV and newspapersOne 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?NARRATORScott 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 hereDATANarrative 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 US locations with a little back story in 1986 Libya Book copyright 2000 Genre suspense thriller