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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: June 2010 ISBN: 9781607882190
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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

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

    Denver Post

  • 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
  • “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.”

    AudioFile

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

    Booklist

  • “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 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 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 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 Madeline | 1/29/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Russell Reyes | 1/29/2014

    " Reading all John Corey stories in order has been a thrill ride! This is a great continuation of an old story line. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ed Bellamy | 1/18/2014

    " I usually really enjoy Nelson DeMille books. This story started out very good and what we were used too however when we got to a certain point I felt DeMille figured he had to end the book. It became predictable and trite. I believe there was more effort put into the first Lion book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Brown | 12/29/2013

    " Corey's character made me laugh out loud a number of times. And Scott Brick's reading was wonderful as well. The only thing I wish is that Corey wasn't so vulgar sometimes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Aller | 12/13/2013

    " Nelson DeMille is a master. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 12/8/2013

    " This is a really good book but I had to fast forward (audio cd) through some of the more violent parts...he does not hold back in the torture dept. But I like this cop series and the reader on the CD is great! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorie | 12/7/2013

    " Johns Corey is such a smarta** character that I laughed out loud several times while reading this. The plot was good, charcters were good, and I hope it is not 10 more years before the sequel. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Grace Bost | 11/23/2013

    " This is my favorite author. This was my least favorite book. It was slow, very predictable. Poor choice for Nelson this time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nadia Swanepoel | 4/16/2013

    " Absolute Excellent follow-up to The Lions Game. Once again John Corey is hilarious! Nelson De Mille never dissapoints! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eileen Kosidowski | 3/3/2013

    " A good read. Lots of murder and mayhem. Keeps you interested throughout the whole book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cecilia | 1/23/2013

    " The Lion's Game is better "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caitlyn | 12/14/2012

    " I was told this was a great author. Very engaging, but a little rough around the edges for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina | 12/11/2012

    " Exciting conclusion. Sad to see it over! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 8/24/2012

    " A great follow up to The Lion's Game. Love the interaction with John and his wife. Good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 8/5/2012

    " DeMille's sequel to "The Lion's Game" was a satisfying conclusion to John Corey's personal battle with Asad Khalil. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Craig | 12/2/2011

    " It has been a while since I read book four in this series. I forgot how much I like John Corey. There are not too many books I actually am laughing out loud, but this character is awesome. Favorite quote... "But, you know, shit happens even when you have a shit shield with you." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Whikmn | 11/25/2011

    " Always waiting for a new Nelson DeMille book to come out. This sequel to the Lions game did not disappoint me. Love John Corey's humorous character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melinda | 10/31/2011

    " Always an exciting read from Nelson DeMille and particularly like John Corey. I generally listen to his books and Scott Brick did an amazing job at capturing all the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 9/17/2011

    " not as good as the Lion's Game, but a good read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 6/16/2011

    " Another fun John Corey, detective, terrorist thriller set in NYC... gotta love this guy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nette | 5/31/2011

    " The usual DeMille offering: lots of jingoism, lots of wisecracking, lots of gore. Not bad for a summer read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liane | 5/15/2011

    " Even better than Plum Island. DeMille is mixes wit with a solid plot complete with interesting twists and viable, likable characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherlockb | 5/15/2011

    " I listen to audio books while walking on the treadmill. This is one of those books that kept me walking long past the time I would normally stop. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terri | 5/15/2011

    " Excellent reading...love the humor, the characters, the story line...Im now downloading the 3rd in the series..Cant wait to see whats in store !!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsey | 4/28/2011

    " this book was absolutely amazing. couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 4/19/2011

    " I read the sequel to this first but still enjoyed this excting story. I love how the author writes the about what the characters are thinking - lots of violence but some funny parts too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 4/15/2011

    " I read this book the summer prior to 9/11. I could not put this book down and when 9/11 happened I could not believe how prescient Nelson DeMille was. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 4/14/2011

    " This book seemed like a prophecy of things that came later. It was a good story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula | 4/3/2011

    " very meaningful in today's world. written before 9/11 but almost foreshadows it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob | 4/1/2011

    " One of the better adventure novels featuring John Corey, and the assassin known as "The Lion." In light of current events in Libya, the story is timely. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristy | 4/1/2011

    " I'm a huge Nelson Demille fan - I love his humor & his characters, along with his disdain for various secret service agencies! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kendar88 | 3/27/2011

    " Corey is so funny. Story is really good and interesting. Definitely keeps you in suspense. Ending was a bit weak, but a great read for the car. "

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About the Author
Author Nelson DeMille

Nelson Richard DeMille, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, was born in New York City. He was a first lieutenant in the United States Army (1966–69) and saw action as an infantry platoon leader with the First Cavalry Division in Vietnam. His first major novel, By the Rivers of Babylon, is still in print, as are all his succeeding novels. He attended Hofstra University, where he received a degree in political science and history. He is the author of By the Rivers of Babylon, Cathedral, The Talbot Odyssey, Word of Honor, The Charm School, The Gold Coast, The General’s Daughter, Spencerville, Plum Island, The Lion’s Game, Up Country, The Gate House, Night Fall, Wild Fire, and The Lion. He also coauthored Mayday with Thomas Block and has contributed short stories, book reviews, and articles to magazines and newspapers. A member of the Authors Guild, the Mystery Writers of America, and American Mensa, he holds honorary doctorates from Hofstra University, Long Island University, and Dowling College.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.