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The Lion's Game

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

A Great Read!

I read this book in one week - it was just too hard to put down. John Corey comes back as the character I fell in love with in Plum Island and is just as funny as he was in that book. If the book had been all from the perspective of Asad Khalil, or if John Corey wasn't ...
I read this book in one week - it was just too hard to put down. John Corey comes back as the character I fell in love with in Plum Island and is just as funny as he was in that book. If the book had been all from the perspective of Asad Khalil, or if John Corey wasn't a funny guy, I probably wouldn't have liked it because it would freak me out a little more than I like to be freaked out. Aside from the humor, the book has some disturbing features, outlining just how easy it might be for America to be attacked, and also delving into the mind of a terrorist. I read it in 2006, needless to say way after 9/11, and when Corey was looking out at the Towers, wondering if something else would happen . . . goosebumps. Really. Sometimes I wondered if Nelson DeMille had some kind of phychic ability . . All in all a wonderful book. DeMille is definitely my favorite author, and he does his job well.

posted by Anonymous on July 30, 2006

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Great Plot

John Cory's smart mouth and snide remarks, in my opinion, detract greatly from an otherwise outstanding story. He needs to get his mouth under control!

posted by 17986674 on October 30, 2014

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  • Posted April 11, 2015

    Enjoyable but not as good as some others I have read

    I enjoy DeMille's books but feel they are a little long. I like the way he goes between villain and hero in his writings. John Corey is a stand up comedian; he makes me laugh out loud at times. Was a little disappointed in the ending but he probably has another book in mind.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2014

    Great Plot

    John Cory's smart mouth and snide remarks, in my opinion, detract greatly from an otherwise outstanding story. He needs to get his mouth under control!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2015

    Just asking how a 75 disability lung scars or is he on one lung.

    Plus missing bits of intestines and adhesions inside managed to get another job please some common sense this was 15 years ago and previous conditions prevented health insurance coverage changes and also returning to active duty just desk jobs consulting not active would you want someone backing you uo who might have violent disabling muscle cramps

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2013

    Main character a wise guy

    Read Plum Island first Same lead character

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2013

    Why

    Good story line and characters. Too many f bombs for me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2012

    Page turner

    Entertaining page turner with some humor.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2005

    Good read, but not DeMille's Best

    Long, drawn out novel, which at first was very good, but later turned into a long read.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2000

    toooooooo long

    You have to love the lead character; reminds me of Spenser. If not for his sarcasm, this book wouldn't have been this good. I felt, the novel spent way too much time, with the plane rides of the terrorist. It seemed like every other chapter, was devoted to yet another plane ride. It would have been a fantastic 300 page book. The length and the time spent on private planes only makes this a three star book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2000

    Disappointing finish

    As a John Corey fan I was eager to read The Lion's Game. I found it to be tense, fast paced and interesting until the end. The end of this book is a major disappointment obviosly meant to set the reader up for a sequel. I am so upset at the ending that I won't buy the next DeMille book. Plots the continue inconclusively at the books's end are devices that do diservice to loyal readers.

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