Nelson DeMille’s latest novel, The Lion , which hit the bookstores in June 2010 and quickly became the latest in his long string of bestsellers, just came out in paperback (Grand Central, $14.99). No surprise: the paperback version, with a 225, 000 first printing, supported by a big ad campaign, also immediately hit the best-seller lists.
The Lion , DeMille’s 16th book, is a fast-moving, plot-twisting thriller/police procedural staring wise-cracking NYPD homicide detective John Corey. DeMille (above, having his Xmas dinner in December 1968 in the bush in Vietnam) , still lives in Long Island where he grew up. He commanded a First Cav platoon in Vietnam in 1967-68.