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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (9,462 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nelson DeMille Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The John Corey Series Release Date:
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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 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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Quotes & Awards

  • 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
  • “Authors just don’t get any better than Nelson DeMille.”

    Denver Post

  • “Scott Brick’s tongue-in-cheek narration of the principal character’s reluctant skydiving adventure...makes one smile, then break into laughter. Soon enough, though, protagonist John Corey’s attempt to save his wife’s life as a terrorist tries to murder her on the way down crackles with tension. The juxtaposition of the two moods as delivered by Brick demonstrates the superb quality of his reading...Brick’s accents are highly credible, and his ironic inflections most entertaining. Don’t miss one of DeMille’s best thrillers.”


  • “A well-constructed and satisfying sequel, full of exciting visual imagery.”


  • “A fast-paced and exciting grabber of a thriller.”

    Library Journal

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A Library Journal Bestseller
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Debi | 2/11/2014

    " What an excellent sense of humor! Love it, but just picked up one of his earlier works and there is no humor. When did the change take place, because I'd like to start reading there! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tom Rieber | 2/5/2014

    " I am always sad when a DeMille book is over. I want it to go on and on... I am hoping he will do a sequel to the Gold Coast and Gate House. I love his sarcastic quirky characters. They remind me of me. My character, Nick Thomas, is my own version of a cynical but likeable protagonist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tom Holehan | 2/4/2014

    " Fast-paced and entertaining throughout but it does suffer in comparison with "The Lion's Game". That book balanced the two stories between the detective and the killer whereas this sequel didn't feature enough of Kahlil, the terrorist. Still, John Corey is a great character, extremely funny and memorable and I look forward to his next adventure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Madeline | 1/29/2014

    " Great story; fast moving pace. But a little too bloody for me. "

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