The Exile

Allan Folsom

Forge Books

John Barron, the youngest cop on the LAPD's elite 5-2 squad, gets a baptism of blood and fire as he encounters the most haunting case and villains he's ever faced. Trapped in a web of global intrigue, Barron and his sister, Rebecca, are swept across oceans and continents, from California to England to Russia, by a sinister hit man playing out his role in a shocking conspiracy that threatens institutions of power worldwide. Barron will find that this conspiracy is centuries old and its orchestrators will stop at nothing to see this dark vision through, a dream destined to topple governments, dethrone dynasties, and catapult one family to the pinnacle of global power.


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The Exile
Amtrak Station, the desert community of Barstow, California. Tuesday, March 12, 4:20 A.M.John Barron crossed toward the train alone in the cool of the desert night. He stopped at car number 39002 of the Amtrak Su-perliner Southwest Chief, waiting as a mustachioed conductor helped an elderly man with bottle-thick glasses up the steps. Then he boarded the train himself.Inside, in the dim light, the conductor wished him good morning and punched his ticket, pointing him past sleeping passengers toward his seat two-thirds of the way down the


Praise for The Exile

The Exile starts out like gangbusters and quickly engages the reader.”—Denver Post

“High–octane thriller writing with an almost visceral impact.”—Publishers Weekly on The Exile

“Folsom can flat-out write an action scene.”—Kirkus Reviews on The Exile

“Fast-paced, exciting adventure . . . With a sturdy hero and a despicably clever villain, the novel grabs readers from the opening scenes and rarely lets them loose. It does exactly what it set out to do: deliver breathless excitement.”—Booklist on The Exile

"Hold on tight - from the first scene Folsom spins a tale of page-turning suspense." --W. E. B. Griffin on The Exile

"Once you start The Exile, forget sleep. It's fierce, complex suspense is fast as a 9 mm slug and tight as a hangman's noose."--Stephen Coonts

“More twists and turns than a strand of DNA.”—William Peter Blatty, author of The Exorcist on The Exile

“A masterful epic, The Exile has the sweep and power of The DaVinci Code---a global enigma of world-shattering proportions and a blistering pace that will singe your trembling fingers!”--Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling author of The Codex

“A sweeping novel, crossing California, France, Switzerland, and England as a young California cop takes on a criminal mastermind.”---Barbara D’Amato, Edgar Award--winning author of Death of A Thousand Cuts on The Exile

“You only have to read the explosive opening to know your in the hands of a natural storyteller. What sets Folsom apart is the expert handling of a large and varied cast of characters, and the imaginative sweep of a tale that goes from the mean streets of LA to dazzling centers of international power.”—Andrew Klavan, Edgar Award-winning author of Don’t Say a Word and True Crime on The Exile

“Folsom returns with another winner. . . . Unexpected twists and catastrophe on a global scale . . . Folsom should have another best seller on his hands.”—Library Journal on The Exile

“Folsom’s most moving novel to date . . . also his bloodiest.”—Bookpage on The Exile

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  • Allan Folsom

  • ALLAN FOLSOM is the New York Times bestselling author of The Day After Tomorrow and The Day of Confession. He lives in California.
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The Exile

Allan Folsom



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