The Lion's Game (John Corey Series #2)

The Lion's Game (John Corey Series #2)

by Nelson DeMille
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The Lion's Game (John Corey Series #2) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 353 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the greatest Demille books I have ever read. I love them all but this was special. So true to reality. You will wonder how this book was written prior to 9-11-01. A must read for any DeMille fan.
Laura61 More than 1 year ago
Nelson DeMille must be prescient. Written long before 9/11, but after the 1993 bombing at the World Trade Center, his story of a foreign terrorist from the Middle East coming to American soil to seek vengeance for past wrongs done to him and his country is great, and a little creepy. John Corey is one of my favorite characters in modern literature: wise-ass, intuitive, smart, susceptible to romance--plus an Irish (former) cop from NYC. Who could ask for anything more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From the first page to the last, Nelson DeMille had me. I loved his "Wild Fire", so I decided to go back and read this one. Amazing how DeMille is able to take a real life scenario, the US bombing of Lybia, and make such a fantastic story about it. Could it happen... let's hope not! An excellent read. You won't want to put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One heck of a great read. The downside.....I couldn't put it down. I stayed up way too late reading, I was tired at work all the following day. A really good story.
JLEnjoysToRead More than 1 year ago
This book is a little over 900 pages - I wished it was longer. It grabbed my attention for the begining and closley held it until the very last page. Another must read by DeMille.
vantoth More than 1 year ago
I could be very good friends with the main character John Corey. He is a wise-ass and a little irreverent. This is a very realistic book... I have enjoyed all of the John Corey series and look forward to more.
Mimi1942 More than 1 year ago
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.
jebcpa More than 1 year ago
Excellent read. What Plum Island lacked, this book did not. Not much mystery but fast paced and well written. It's all about the chase. I like the author's sense of humor and enjoy a chuckle when I read. I'm neither a scholar nor a literary person. I like to read and I like to be entertained. For those of you who seek deep meaning in what the read, try the Internal Revenue Code. I found the book entertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is truly DeMille at his best! At over 900 pages I was afraid to start, thinking it would take me forever to read. I was done in under a week! The plot is intriguing and the characters are well defined. The author does a great job of intertwining government agencies, various personalities and story lines to keep you turning the pages. I also liked how he took actual stories from the real world and fed off the headlines. With such a heavy plot line, the story could have become convoluted in detail and dragged a bit, but this never happened. The characters are portrayed as real life people and you are drawn into the storyline immediately. I highly recommend this book.
tlz More than 1 year ago
I love how the characters (even the bad guys) carry over into the next book. Very suspenseful and up to date. We devoured the John Corey Series and are waiting for June when The Lion comes out - my husband (retired military) and I read and talk about these together. We both highly recommend this book for a good read. We do suggest that one starts with Plum Island and reads this series in order.
Jilangmartyl23 More than 1 year ago
I so love John Corey... In this book he does not disappoints, but left me wanting more, that is why I am so glad the Lion is coming out in 2010. Kudos. As to the overall story, very sad.. but what sold it for me what the characters and John Corey. Thanks for a great read...
TimmyBede More than 1 year ago
Great thriller, right from the get go. This was my first introduction to DeMille and his leading character John Corey. The sarcastic humor is right down my alley. I would recommend any book in the Corey Series. It's a little creepy that this book was written before 9/11/01 but does make it more believable. Pick it up, you won't regret it.
friedah More than 1 year ago
The second book of a four novel series that will keep you entertained from the beginning to the end. The excitement will keep you engaged and you will fall in love with John Corey and Kate Mayfield.
Guest More than 1 year ago
At one point while reading this book, I went back and looked for the copyright date to be sure he wrote this before 9/11. Unbelievable that he had the foresight to envision what could 'possibly' happen. There were times when the book seemed to drag a little, but after the first 1/3 of the book, it was getting hard to put it down at night. I loved the fact that John and Kate end up together, although I find it unrealistic that she took his marriage proposal seriously. Reminds me of the marriage proposal in Jerry McGuire. Either way, loved the book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this was a good book with a great main character, and good plot...but the book is meant to be a 400 pager instead of 930, Demille wastes many pages which are not necessary, and could probably lose people after a while.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I do not read three books a week like my wife, but when I find a good book, I really enjoy reading. I'm a big fan of Clive Cussler books becasue of the action and adventure. I started Demille by reading Plum Island. It can take me sometimes up to two weeks to finish a book that I don't really like. I finished Plum Island in about two days. I then purchased The Lion's Game and finished it in another two days. These are exceptional books. I'm a police officer, and the antics on John Corey are what I would consider typical emotions of a police officer put in his situation. Though I believe that he gets away with more than the average officer. John Corey is an amazing character that I enjoy reading about. I can't wait for the next one. Maybe a continuation of The Lions Game.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I guess the problem with Nelson DeMille's previous books is that they are so good that even he sometimes can't live up to them. That is the ONLY 'problem' with this book. Is it as good as Charm School, The Generals Daughter, or Plum Island? Nope. But it is still a very good book. John Corey continues his razor sharp sarcasm and DeMille provides another fascinating plot. The ending was unexpected but not improbable. DeMilles only sin is his creation of high expectations!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If I was told, with fifty pages left to read of The Lions Game, that I would be writing a critical review of the book I would not believe it. But the ending was not just bad, it was ridiculous. The protagonists are at the end of their manhunt, they know the vicious killer, who has just told them he won't rest until they are dead, is nearby and armed. So what do they do? They go for a stroll, they make small talk, they tell jokes, and then,... well, you are free to write your own ending, because Mr. Demille failed to do so. The characters who for 680 pages are so intelligent apparently are rendered sensless for the denoument. The wise cracking humour adds levity to the book, but when injured and pinned down by a sniper, who is going to be cracking jokes? It is an assault on our intelligence to play along with the bizarre turn of events in this book. I am so dissapointed by the author, whose books Word of Honor and The Charm School are among my favorite works of any genre. He wove a fantastic carpet of characters and plot, and then pulled it out from under me in the last pages.
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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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one book that I think would be a great movie if it was done correctly
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!