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In The Lion, John Corey, former NYPD homicide detective and now a special agent for the Anti-Terrorist Task Force, is back. Unfortunately for Corey, so is Asad Khalil, the notorious Libyan terrorist otherwise known as “The Lion.”

When last we heard from him, Khalil had claimed to be defecting to the U.S. only to unleash the most horrific reign of terror ever to occur on American soil. While Corey and his partner, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, pursued him across the country, Khalil methodically eliminated his victims one by one and then disappeared without a trace. Now, three years later, Khalil has returned to America to make good on his threats and take care of unfinished business.

“The Lion” is a killing machine once again loose in America with a mission of revenge, and John Corey will stop at nothing to achieve his own goal – to find and kill Khalil.

Praise for The Lion

 “This is a well-constructed and satisfying sequel, full of exciting…visual imagery.” – Booklist

 “DeMille splices gripping action scenes with accounts of Khalil’s horrifically inventive attacks and the ATTF’s futile countermeasures.” – Publishers Weekly

Signed editions of this taut new thriller by Nelson DeMille are available through VJ Books (http://www.vjbooks.com).

Nelson DeMille Books

Other Nelson DeMille books in chronological order include:  By the Rivers of Babylon (1978), Mayday, Cathedral (1981), The Talbot Odyssey (1984), Word of Honor (1985), The Charm School (1988), The Gold Coast (1990), The General’s Daughter (1992), Spencerville (1994), Plum Island (1997), The Lion’s Game (2000), Up Country (2002), Night Fall (2004), Wild Fire (2006), and The Gate House (2008).  DeMille’s earlier books were NYPD detective novels.   Nelson is currently working on his next novel – Captain – which will be published in 2011.

About Nelson DeMille

Nelson Richard DeMille was born in New York City on August 23, 1943.  He is a member of The Authors Guild, the Mystery Writers of America, and American Mensa. He holds three honorary doctorates: Doctor of Humane Letters from Hofstra University, Doctor of Literature from Long Island University, and Doctor of Humane Letters from Dowling College.