By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
John Corey, a tough, wisecracking NYPD detective-turned-contract federal-agent for the New York Anti-Terrorist Task Force, is back on the hunt in Nelson DeMille's new thriller, "The Panther."
Nelson DeMille has not lost a step. It's been a decade since he published "The Lion's Game" (2000) in which his prize creation, retired NYPD Detective John Corey, tangled with the notorious killer Asad Khalil. The KGB-trained Libyan national, known as "the Lion," had arrived in the United States to avenge the death of his family during the American bombing of Tripoli in 1986.
Khalil insists that Corey himself is destined for hell.
Elsewhere in the novel, upon gazing at the towering buildings of Manhattan, Khalil wonders at the wealth and power they represent and notes how easy it is for jihadists to become discouraged at the sight of it all.