Synopses & Reviews
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Day After Tomorrow and The Day of Confession comes an all new heart-pounding thriller
The Los Angeles Police Departments 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 Barrons 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.
"You only have to read the explosive opening to know youre in the hands of a natural storyteller."(Andrew Klavan, Two-time Edgar Award winning author of True Crime and Don't Say a Word, Jun 22 2004 )
"More twists and turns than a strand of DNA." William Peter Blatty
"Once you start The Exile, forget sleep. Its fierce, complex suspense is fast as a 9mm slug and tight as a hangman's noose." Stephen Coonts
"A heart-thumping, stay-up-late novel . . . Wild, unputdownable . . . Brilliant."
---Los Angeles Times Book Review on The Day AfterTomorrow
"Once you start The Exile, forget sleep. Its fierce, complex suspense is fast as a 9mm slug and tight as a hangman's noose."
"More twists and turns than a strand of DNA."---William Peter Blatty, bestselling author of The Exorcist, 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
"You only have to read the explosive opening to know you're in the hands of a natural storyteller."---Andrew Klavan on The Exile
"A chilling jigsaw puzzle . . . This thriller doesn't leap out of the starting gate---it's catapulted."---Cleveland Plain Dealer on The Day After Tomorrow
"Folsom is an enthusiastic storyteller with a talent for vivid characterization on a big canvas."
---Chicago Tribune on Day of Confession
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 DAmato, 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 Dont 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
“Folsoms most moving novel to date . . . also his bloodiest.”—Bookpage 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
“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 hangmans noose.”—Stephen Coonts
"Hold on tight---from the first scene Folsom spins a tale of page-turning suspense." W.E.B. Griffin
"You only have to read the explosive opening to know you're in the hands of a natural storyteller." Bestselling author of The Exorcist
Night in the California desert: John Barron---the youngest cop on the LAPD's feared 5-2 squad---will get a baptism of blood and fire on a night he will never forget.
Panic on the streets of LA: An international hit man no one can stop---not the governments he threatens, not the prisons that try to hold him, not LA's bloodiest rogue cops.
Rebecca Barron, John's ravishingly beautiful sister: A night of traumatic terror has left her tragically mute. Now, trapped in a web of global intrigue---and pursued by the same sinister hit man menacing institutions of power worldwide---she will find the shocking violence that robbed her of her speech was only the beginning of a far darker odyssey.
A world-famous baroness---as sensuous as she is singularly cruel---will stop at nothing to fulfill her own maniacal dream, one destined to topple governments and dethrone dynasties, catapulting her to the pinnacle of global power . . . while the world holds its breath and waits.
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.
About the Author
is the New York Times
bestselling author of The Day After Tomorrow
and The Day of Confession
. He lives in Santa Barbara, California.