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The Exile (2004)

por Allan Folsom

Séries: Nicholas Marten (1)

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Raymond Thorne is wanted for murder - in Mexico, in Chicago and, most of all, in Los Angeles. He's got the elite 5-2 Squad of the LAPD on his tail, but still eludes them, until John Barron collars him. Then he escapes again - by dying. Barron, injured himself and off the case, is obsessed by the true identity of the man, by the tantalising clues to his motives - the keys to an anonymous safety deposit box, two London addresses in a notebook alongside a date marked 'in Moscow'. But Barron is carving a new life for himself and his sister in Europe and he pushes the enigma to the back of his mind, until one of Thorne's contacts in LA is found murdered in Paris, and only one man could have killed him - Thorne. Is it possible he pulled off the greatest escape? How? Why? Determined to learn the truth, Barron sets on a dangerous trail which will lead him across Europe to the icy streets of St Petersburg where Thorne's true persona and devastating political ambition threatens the world order.… (mais)
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This was an excellent gripping thriller that had me riveted to my seat for nearly all of its 702 pages.

It's divided into three parts, Los Angeles, Europe & Russia. The first part, Los Angeles centres around a mysteriously violent man who emerges from the midst of the take down of another criminal getting caught up as he is taken hostage, then murders police to escape resulting in a thrilling manhunt.

From here it moves to Europe, which I shan't describe for fear or ruining the exciting flow of the novel, then the story moves to Russia where all of the mysteries and motivations of people are full exposed in a captivating manner.

My description really does not do this justice, it was a great story and I think I shall be checking out some more Folsom soon. ( )
  HenriMoreaux | May 31, 2020 |
Die ersten 350 Seiten sind ein wilder Ritt, mit einem unglaublichem Tempo erzählt,
danach nimmt sich der Autor eine kleine Auszeit und das hemmt ein wenig den Lesefluss.
Am Schluß hätte weniger doch mehr bedeutet. ( )
  truller10 | Nov 9, 2012 |
Allan Folsom tenía un libro entre mis Imprescindibles antes de leer La huída. Se trata de Cero absoluto, una de las mejores novelas que me he leído nunca.
La huída es una magnífica obra de acción y suspense. Sus primeras 400 páginas prácticamente no te dejan respirar. La acción es tan trepidante y tan rápida que no puedes dejar de leer. Después la novela hace un descanso. Te permite relajarte durante unas sesenta páginas, sólo para regresar con fuerza y coger carrerilla para la recta final.
Una novela brutal, digna de ser leída. Sobre todo por aquellos a los que les gusten los thrillers. ( )
  cuartojinete | May 26, 2012 |
The last time Maureen O'Donnell saw Ann Harris, Ann was sitting in her office in the Glasgow Women's Shelter nursing two broken ribs and smelling of a long binge on cheap drink. Two weeks later Ann's mutilated body is found, washed up by the Thames. Maureen and her friend Leslie are the only people who seem worried about these events, and Leslie isn't telling what she knows. Maureen travels to London where she quickly finds herself embroiled in a seedy world of deceit and violence. Alone and threatened in a strange city, she must act fast to piece together Ann Harris's last hours and days - and to save herself from Ann's fate. ( )
  dspoon | Jun 7, 2010 |
I read The Day After Tomorrow by Folsom several years back and really enjoyed it. It ranks in my top 10% of books I've read, so I went into The Exile excited and ready for a new favorite. It was not to be.

Perhaps it's Folsom fault and The Exile just isn't as good as The Day After Tomorrow. Perhaps it's me as my reading tastes have shifted over the years from thrillers and spy novels to a slightly more literary fare. Perhaps it's a little bit of both.

The Exile starts out well enough. John Barron is a homicide detective in LA when a crazed killer escapes from police custody. Of course, we know the crazed killer, Raymond Thorne, is part of a bigger story yet to come, even if we don't yet know the details, but the first third of the book is mostly a decently done police procedural as Barron and his squad hunt Raymond. Alas, this first section of the book ends in a somewhat melodramatic, cliched way.

The real problems come in the remainder of the book, as our protagonist deals with the all-too-common unstoppable, perfect, brilliant killer whilst he simultaneously tries to discover what the bigger plot is...a plot that turns out to, of course, be a tad ridiculous.

This type of novel requests that you suspend disbelief for the sake of the thrills, and I can still do that, if the rest of the books delivers. Unfortunately, the portions of the book that should require me to suspend disbelief still seems implausible at times, and the secondary characters mostly see like cardboard cutouts.

Not downright terrible, but not good. ( )
  ty1997 | Jan 17, 2010 |
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Raymond Thorne is wanted for murder - in Mexico, in Chicago and, most of all, in Los Angeles. He's got the elite 5-2 Squad of the LAPD on his tail, but still eludes them, until John Barron collars him. Then he escapes again - by dying. Barron, injured himself and off the case, is obsessed by the true identity of the man, by the tantalising clues to his motives - the keys to an anonymous safety deposit box, two London addresses in a notebook alongside a date marked 'in Moscow'. But Barron is carving a new life for himself and his sister in Europe and he pushes the enigma to the back of his mind, until one of Thorne's contacts in LA is found murdered in Paris, and only one man could have killed him - Thorne. Is it possible he pulled off the greatest escape? How? Why? Determined to learn the truth, Barron sets on a dangerous trail which will lead him across Europe to the icy streets of St Petersburg where Thorne's true persona and devastating political ambition threatens the world order.

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