By Nelson DeMille

During this follow-up to The Lion's Game, John Corey, former NYPD murder detective and targeted agent for the Anti-Terrorist job strength, is again. And, regrettably for Corey, so is Asad Khalil, the infamous Libyan terrorist differently often called "The Lion." final we heard from him, Khali had claimed to be defecting to the united states simply to unharness the main awful reign of terrorism ever to take place on American soil. whereas Corey and his companion, agent Kate Mayfield, chased him around the nation, Khalil methodically eradicated his sufferers one after the other after which disappeared with out a hint.

Now, years later, Khalil has again to the USA to make reliable on his threats and look after unfinished company. "The Lion" is a killing desktop once more unfastened in the US with a project of revenge, and John Corey will cease at not anything to accomplish his personal aim -- to discover and kill Khahil.

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The teach got here, and that i obtained on, then acquired off, then received on back because the doorways closed. I observed this in a film as soon as. in reality, a few asshole i used to be following 5 years in the past should have obvious it too. To make a protracted subway journey brief, below an hour after I’d boarded the educate, i used to be touring on an increased portion of the road, excessive above the wilds of Brooklyn. I recalled taking this line from my tenement at the reduce East aspect to Coney Island whilst i used to be a child, whilst Coney Island was once my magic summer time country by means of the ocean. I remembered, too, spending all my cash on arcade video games, rides, and sizzling canines, and having to beg a cop for subway fare domestic. I nonetheless don’t deal with cash rather well, and John Corey nonetheless screws up, yet now the cop i'm going to whilst i want assistance is me. becoming up is a complain. I received off on the Ocean limited-access highway cease and descended the steps onto Brighton seashore road, which ran lower than the increased tracks. in spite of everything this escape-and-evasion, and a protracted subway experience, Boris had damned good higher be alive and at his nightclub—or at the least in his condo, which wasn’t too faraway from right here. the good news was once that if the FBI were following me, they’d nonetheless be on the 68th highway station attempting to get their MetroCards within the turnstile. And if an NYPD detective from my surveillance aspect was once following me, I’m certain I’d have picked him out. I haven’t been to Brighton seashore in perhaps fifteen years, after which just a couple of instances, with Dick Kearns and the Russian-American cop named Ivan who’d been born the following and who knew the turf and spoke the language. Of the entire attention-grabbing ethnic enclaves in big apple, this is often essentially the most attention-grabbing and least touristy. I’d say it was once genuine, yet there has been anything unreal concerning the position. I walked east alongside the road and checked it out. plenty of autos, a lot of people, and many existence in the street. a man used to be promoting Russian caviar from a desk at the sidewalk for ten greenbacks an oz. nice cost. No overhead and no intermediary. No refrigeration both. I acquired to Brighton 4th road and headed south towards the sea, which i may truly odor. the folks in the street appeared good fed. No famine right here. As for the way they have been dressed… good, it was once attention-grabbing. every little thing from pricey matches, akin to i used to be donning, to faux fashion designer garments, and many previous women who’d introduced their outfits with them from the Motherland. regardless of the balmy climate, a couple of men wore fur hats, and many the older ladies wore babushkas tied round their heads. additionally, the air was once thick with unexpected smells. Did I take the subway too some distance east? approximately now, i used to be pondering if this used to be a good suggestion. I suggest, it looked like a good suggestion while i presumed approximately it again in ny. Now I wasn’t so definite. My first obstacle was once that i'd be screwing up a very good lead. It’s ok to do this whilst you’re at the task and issues simply move undesirable. but if you’re in company for your self, should you screw up an research, a fecal typhoon will descend on you so speedy, you couldn’t dig your manner out of it with a steam shovel. My different hindrance, which used to be probably not a priority, was once that Asad Khalil can be at the comparable project as i used to be this night.

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