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The Exile

The Exile

A Novel

Allan Folsom

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Day After Tomorrow and The Day of Confession comes The Exile, an all new heart-pounding thriller

The Los Angeles Police Department's famed 5-2 squad boards a commuter train in an attempt to take a cold-blooded killer into custody. John Barron, the newest and youngest member of the elite LAPD unit, learns quickly that the 5-2 has their own deadly system of justice, and that even the slightest protest will result in his suffering the same swift fate. Thus begins a dark, explosive struggle between good and evil—pitting Barron's squad against an exceedingly imaginative and brutal killer.

Suddenly the game widens when John flees to London with his sister, Rebecca, and they are thrown into a race against time. Pursuing them is a baroness, beautiful and cruel, who will stop at nothing to protect her family, her fortune, and her global ambitions. Her secret—spanning oceans, continents, the collapse of the USSR, even the death of the Tsars—is a stunning revelation that could catapult her to the pinnacle of world power.

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The Exile

PART 1
LOS ANGELES
1
TWENTY YEARS LATER.


Amtrak Station, the desert community of Barstow, California. Tuesday, March 12, 4:20 A.M.
John Barron crossed toward the train alone in the...

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Praise for The Exile

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

"A heart-thumping, stay-up-late novel . . . Wild, unputdownable . . . Brilliant.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review on The Day After Tomorrow

“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

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

"Makes The Da Vinci Code look like J. K. Rowling. The Exile is even better than The Day After Tomorrow.” —David Hagberg, USA Today bestselling author

“Hold on tight--from the first scene Folsom spins a tale of page-turning suspense.” —W.E.B. Griffin

“Once you start The Exile, forget sleep. Its 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, bestselling author of The Exorcist, on The Exile

“You only have to read the explosive opening to know you're in the hands of a natural storyteller.” —Andrew Klavan on The Exile

“Folsom is an enthusiastic storyteller with a talent for vivid characterization on a big canvas.” —Chicago Tribune on Day of Confession

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

“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 you’re 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's most moving novel to date . . . also his bloodiest.” —Bookpage 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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