By Christopher Charles
When a sleepy town is rocked by an appalling crime, the local investigator finds himself uncovering the sins of the victims... and confronting his own.
Can we ever truly run from our past?
Fifteen years ago, Detective Wes Raney was a New York City Narcotics Detective with a growing drug habit of his own. While working undercover, he made decisions that ultimately cost him not only his career, but also his family. Disgraced, Raney fled New York - but his past is finally catching up with him.
For more than a decade, Raney has been living in exile, the sole murder detective covering a two-hundred mile stretch of desert in New Mexico. His solitude is his salvation - but it ends when a brutal drug deal gone wrong results in a triple murder. Staged in a locked underground bunker, the crime reawakens Raney's haunted and violent past.
THE EXILED follows Raney in a brilliant dual narrative that takes the reader from the crime-ridden streets of New York City in the 1980s, when crack was king, to the vast, open spaces of the American west. In both places, the only sure thing is that the choices you make will haunt you somewhere down the line...
Christopher Charles is the pseudonym of Chris Narozny, author of the novel Jonah Man. He received an M.F.A. from Syracuse University and a Ph.D. from the University of Denver. He has lived in Normandy, Paris and Brooklyn, and currently resides in Denver with his wife, the author Nina Shope. In 2017 he co-authored a BookShot, The Night Sniper, with James Patterson.
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20 Apr 2017
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A dark gem of a novel.... Powered by relentless pacing and fully realized characters, this brutal narrative illuminates the harrowing realms of drug addiction and organized crime. — Publishers Weekly
One part detective, two parts noir with a strong mixture of literary craft and one twist following the next....impossible to put down — Frank Bill, author of Donnybrook