The Lion's Game Paperback
Part of the John Corey series
April 1986 : American F-111 warplanes bomb the Al Azziyah compound in Libya where President Gadhafi is residing.
A 16-year-old youth, Asad - Arabic for 'lion ' - loses his mother, two brothers and two sisters in the raid. Asad sees himself as chosen to avenge not only his family but his nation, his religion and the Great Leader - Gadhafi. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. Twelve years later, Asad arrives in New York City, intent on killing all five surviving pilots across America who participated in the bombing, one by one. John Corey - from the international bestseller PLUM ISLAND - is no longer with the NYPD and is working for the Anti-Terrorist Task Force.
He has to stop Asad's revenge killings. But first he has to find him. A thrillingly entertaining read from a master storyteller.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 864 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 02/10/2000
- Category: Thriller / suspense
- ISBN: 9780751528237
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Review by Schmerguls
This si the 11th DeMille novel I've read. It starts out with great excitement as an airliner lands at JFK airport with all on board apparenly dead. Asad, a Libyan whose mother and siblings were killed in the Reagan-ordered Libyan air raid of Apr 15, 1986, undertakes to kill the men who were on that raid. The account is highly exciting, though disturbing because he is so successful. John Corey, an ex-NY cop, is with the Feds, trying to solve the crime. He is working with Kate Mayfield of the FBI but they quickly take up fornicating. The book is marred by undeleted expletives, totally unnecessary to the story line. The book eventually peters out to almost farce. Not DeMille's best book, by any means.