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 ...Read MoreApril 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.Read Less
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Written before 9/11, this story presents the eminent threat of a terrorist bent on personal revenge with a mission of jihad. Credit Nelson DeMille with the skill of a natural storyteller who knows how to present a valid, 3-dimensional villain. As the story progresses, the tension builds to a head. One of the best in DeMille's arsenal.
Mar 11, 2010
Excellent terrorist mystery with eerie notes about possible terror plots that included the Twin Towers. And this book was published in 2000!
The story begins with a big bang and doesn't stop there. The Lion is one mean bastard...and killing means nothing to him.
I enjoyed John Corey's sarcasm and his give and take with his new lover, Kate Mayfield.
I was a little disappointed in a somewhat anti-climatic ending.
Overall a great read!
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