The Lion's Game (John Corey #2)
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...more
A few chapters in & I was already laughing at the constant stream of brilliant one-liners but I was also convinced I was re-reading the aforementioned Hayes tale. I mean, there were certainly differences but there were many more si ...more
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-pe ...more
The book is of necessity a little dated as it was written before 9-11 and deals with Middle East Terrorists. It's built (partly) around the 1986 bombing raid on Libya. There are plots and counter-plots there is the (insistently) New York cop John Corey who we met earlier.. ...more
The Lion's Game is the squeal to Plumb Island, which was also a joy to read specifically because John Corey was ...more
It’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 ...more
The protagonist, John Corey, is a likable enough example of the species, but I found his wisecracking dialogue creaky (downright colorless when compared to, sa ...more
Asad Khalili, the antagonist, is a really competent and scary killer with just enough humanity (albeit horribly misplaced)that leads a small part of you to ro ...more
This one was depressing. Oh, Corey is just as snarky as ever...thank god. I do enjoy his brand of humor. You'll crack up at his explanation for why the feds created the ATTF. Critical points like pastrami sandwiches play a huge role. I must say, though, that I can understand why those around him sometimes---mo ...more
هذا المرتد... الجنسية. ويمكنك أن تملء الفراغ بأي جنسية عربية. وكأن الدار تعتبر أن حذف الترجمة تحافظ على شعور القارئ.
يبدو لي بعد قرأتي للنسخة العربية من هذه الرواية، أن البلاد العربية لم تعد بحاجة لما يسمى مراقبة المطبوعات، فقد باتت دور النشر والترجمة تقوم بحذف ما يتعارض مع أفكارها وسياستها.. رغم أن واجبها الأمانة في نقل الكتاب من لغة إلى أخرى.. من مبدأ أن ناقل الكفر ليس بكافر.. ولكن ما زال القارئ العربي يرزح تحت وطئة ما يسمى ب ...more
Loved this book, which is already the third John Corey I read,and I intend to read other John Crey adventures...
Lisbon 30 December 2014.
John Corey's character is still pretty much the same, cocky, sarcastic, and has a lack for authority. I can't wait to start book #3!
Author Nelson DeMille did a very good job of seeing both the Mideast and american point of view. He doesn't necess ...more
When a Boeing 747 commercial flight, originating in Paris with live crew and passengers, landed at JFK with all souls, save one, dead, my interest was piqued. Khalil, the live ...more
His character, John Corey, is a wounded NYPD cop who recovered in the first book of this series, Plum Island (also a winner!)In the Lion’s Game, he and his partner Kate are brought in when an airliner lands itself on auto pilot, and when it is boarded all passengers are dead, including tow federal officers who were bringing back a fugitive. This is the beginning of a plot of revenge stemming back to the 1986 raid on Libya.
Corey, along with his partner Kate, f ...more
its wisecracking hero, John Corey, and the very talented,
low-key reader, Scott Brick. Corey has all these great lines I wish I had thought of. Stepping up to the airline ticket counter, he is asked, “Do you have a reservation?” “Lots of them,” he replies, “esp ...more
DeMille spent three years at Hofstra University, then joined the Army and attended Officer Candidate School. He was a First Lieutenant in the United States Army (1966-69) and saw action as an ...more