Tuesday, February 23, 2010
DEVILS IN EXILE
By Chuck Hogan - just released in hardcover
In Chuck Hogan's newest, the main character, Neil Maven, has returned from his tour of service in Iraq with incredible skills but none that translate into a decent job stateside. Having no family and no connections, he works at menial jobs while trying to figure out his life. Circumstances bring him together with an old high school crush as well as a group of vets fighting another war; the war on drugs in Boston. I enjoyed reading their strategies and successes in ripping off high-level drug dealers. (Our legislators could take a page from Mr. Hogan's book.)
As in most thrillers, nothing postive is without a downside and that's true with Devils in Exile. To the author's credit, not everything turns up roses which makes this an even more believable story. Good book!