- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 15 hours and 45 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Hachette Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: June 8, 2010
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B003QL14IC
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'Gold Coast' is best by far, but 'The Gate House' is a so-so but still readable sequel, then there is only 'Plum Island' and 'The General's Daughter' worth reading. The rest range from boring to silly to abysmal.
The reader is dropped back into the Corey shtick, which feels inauthentic here. What used to be a smart-ass New Yorker, over the course of Wild Fire, has become annoying and predictable. Introduce a new character, read how Corey screws around with them.
And the plot, which picks up quickly at the beginning, drones on and on. Why do we need to endure hundreds of pages of waiting? Why do they only share a "scene" twice?!? Once at the beginning, and then at the end.
Finally, the ending is weak. It has not setup through the book, no hint of what was planned, then dropped in with fifty-ish pages left which culminates in a obvious "setup" for the next book.
I'm done with Corey.
Asad Khalil, the Libyan terrorist from Benghazi resurfaces after a three-year hiatus. He returns to his old tricks of grisly murder and mayhem in his quest for revenge to even the score for the 1986 F-111 bombing raid that sent his entire family into Islam Paradise.
The story starts with a bang and DeMille never lets up; he keeps the tension building throughout. Asad Khalil's mission: Murder the airmen who participated in the bombing raid and kill Kate and John Corey because they hampered him in his previous revenge killing spree.
This being my sixth John Corey novel--not read in any particular order--I found Corey's dialogue to be funnier and less sarcastic than in previous writings. It could be that I'm becoming more comfortable with his character.
The Lion is a DeMille page-turner. The only criticism I might have is with the ending--a bit over the top and unrealistic. However, the novel is by far the best and most exciting of the Corey-Mayfield series. I rate it a strong 4 on a scale of 5.
I highly recommend the read.