that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
Because I’m technically under a Self-Imposed Book Buying Ban for 2010, I tend to shy away from getting too excited about books that are coming out as I can’t buy them anyway. But, with my Amazon gift certificate from Mother’s Day burning a hole in my pocket, I decided I would be wise and make sure there wasn’t anything coming out that I really really needed to get my hands on right away. (You know … in case Mr. Jenners doesn’t go for my brilliant idea of exchanging gifts for the Fourth of July). And sure enough, there were TWO books that I MUST HAVE IMMEDIATELY upon their release. Here is one. I’ll tell you about the other next week.
The Lion by Nelson DeMille
Release Date: June 8, 2010
Why I Want It: I love DeMille’s books featuring smart-ass detective John Corey and was irritated beyond belief when DeMille’s last book (The Gate House) was a sequel to a non-Corey book (The Gold Coast). So finally the book I’ve been anxiously awaiting since Corey’s last appearance in Wild Fire is almost here!!! Corey fans rejoice!
Description from Amazon: In this eagerly awaited follow-up to The Lion’s Game, John Corey, former NYPD Homicide detective and special agent for the Anti-Terrorist Task Force, is back. And, unfortunately for Corey, so is Asad Khalil, the notorious Libyan terrorist otherwise known as “The Lion.” Last we heard from him, Khali had claimed to be defecting to the US only to unleash the most horrific reign of terrorism ever to occur on American soil. While Corey and his partner, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, chased him across the country, Khalil methodically eliminated his victims one by one and then disappeared without a trace. Now, 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 Khahil.
Are you a John Corey fan? If so, how excited are you that we finally get another book featuring him?