Devils in Exile by Chuck Hogan
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Neal Maven comes home from his tour in Iraq to nothing—no job, no friends, no future. Then he meets Brad Royce, a fellow vet, charismatic and confident, with the lifestyle and the one woman Neal has always wanted: Danielle Vetti, Maven’s high-school dream girl. Royce offers Maven a spot on his team of vets who intercept major drug deals, take the dirty money, and destroy the product—an adrenaline-charged, get-rich scheme with a clear moral imperative. But is it too good to be true? With two psychotic hit men out for retaliation, a relentless DEA agent closing in, and more questions than answers about Royce, Maven suddenly finds he’s in too deep—and the truth may be his worst enemy.

Delivering “heart-stopping intensity” (San Francisco Chronicle) in all of his novels of suspense, Chuck Hogan nails a terrifying criminal underworld of lethal violence and complex friendships, loves, and rivalries in Devils in Exile.

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Chuck Hogan is the author of several acclaimed novels, including Devils in Exile and The Killing Moon.  The Town was awarded the Hammett Prize for excellence in crime writing, and named one of the ten best novels of the year by Stephen King.  He is also the co-author, with Guillermo del Toro, of the international bestseller The Strain.  He lives with his family outside Boston.
Published January 15, 2010 by Scribner. 400 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Boston native Maven has been home for nine months and is living hand-to-mouth.

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Maven remains deluded by his newfound wealth and rationalizes that he is able to be both cop and thief simultaneously in “doing good by doing bad.” However, all good things must come to an end, and the Devils in Exile soon come to realize their work may be part of a hidden agenda of Royce that is...

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Boston’s newest heir to the Lehane crime legacy presents an intriguing premise of the Spartan who comes home to a menial job and limited options only to turn the tables on the society that needs him by becoming a renegade vigilante with a suspicious group of ex-military who are taking down Boston...

Feb 09 2010 | Read Full Review of Devils in Exile: A Novel

In Maven and Lash, Hogan developed characters who are primed for serials.

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