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The Lions Game by Nelson DeMille Funny, Believable, And Hard To Put Down John Corey and Asad Khalil have both lived hard-knock lives. As revealed in Nelson DeMilles monster bestseller Plum Island, the gruff, wisecracking NYPD homicide cop Corey stopped a hail of bullets--but he couldnt stop his wife from walking out on him. Asad, raised under Muammar Qaddafis eye after his dads murder, lost his surviving family in the 1986 bombing of Libya. Hes heard the nasty rumors about his mom and the colonel, but he aims his rage at the infidels. The boys got such a gift for terrorism hes earned the nickname the Lion, and Boris, his vodka-sozzled, sex-addicted émigré mentor, knows precisely how to conduct a murder tour of America one step ahead of the police, the FBI, the CIA, and the ATTF (Anti - Terrorist Task Force), which combines members of all three. A pity Bori s must die, but hey, hes an infidel too. Asad pretends to defect, handcuffed to agents aboard a 747 bound for JFK, and he proves to be a worse seatmate than a siding salesman. Corey and his ATTF colleagues (most conspicuously the FBIs sexy Kate Mayfield, Coreys match in badinage and bad-guy busting) strive to halt Asads methodical yet unpredictable bloodbath. Skillfully, DeMille alternates chapters told from Asads and Coreys points of view. DeMille did his authenticity homework: when were not savoring his gift for wiseacre dialogue in the Corey-Kate chapters, were sweating alongside Asad on his ghastly, ingenious jihad. The New York Times put DeMilles social satire on a par with Edith Whartons, and hes great on the colliding folkways of the feuding, mutually doublecrossing crimebuster institutions. Naturally, hes on the side of the regular -guy flatfoots. Cops sit on their asses and flip through their folders, he writes. Feds sit on their derrieres and peruse their dossiers. And the CIA ge ts it in the shorts, satirically speaking. One deplores the mass murderers, but the books real bad guys wear the priciest suits. DeMille reportedly has a $25 million book contract. With fast, funny, absorbing thrillers like The Lions Game, hes earned it. --Tim Appelo I absolutely loved every word on all 673 pages of this book. Every word had a purpose and was worth every minute cover to cover. I love the character of John Corey and DeMille has a great way of telling a story and jokes within the story that are so real and so clever. Simply a great read. For More 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price: The Lions Game by Nelson DeMille - 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price!
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