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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.
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"It was Friday -- what we call Federal Friday -- meaning that by 4:30, my colleagues in the war on terrorism, mostly FBI agents and NYPD detectives, had left to beat the bridge and tunnel traffic, or they'd gone off on special assignments to the surrounding bars and restaurants," Corey says.
"Yemen is a land of mistrust, which in a way removes any ambiguity," Harris tells Corey and Mayfield. "Trust no one and you won't be betrayed or misled. If a government official is assigned to assist you, he is not there to assist you. All informants lie, even the ones you pay. If an ordinary man begs you to get him a work visa to the States in exchange for information, he is working for the government or al Qaeda, and he just wants to get close to you and obtain your trust. Why? You'll find out the hard way. Any questions?"