Nelson DeMille has had many great hits over the years, as well as some serious misses. His character of John Corey, the wise-cracking, attitude-impaired former NYPD homicide detective and special agent for the Anti-Terrorist Task Force is definitely a hit.
John Corey is back in The Lion, once again playing cat and mouse with Asad Khalil, the notorious Libyan terrorist otherwise known as “The Lion.” Khalil unleashed a reign of terror and revenge in DeMille’s The Lion’s Game, with former President Ronald Reagan as his ultimate target. Corey, and his partner, FBI agent Kate Mayfield (now his wife) chased Khalil across the country, dodging Khalil’s victims in his wake, until he disappeared just when they thought they had him cornered. Khalil has now returned to finish the job of revenge that he started. This time John Corey is the last name on his hit list.