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In the vein of Erin Brockovich, The Departed, and T. J. English's Savage City comes this shocking true story of the biggest police corruption scandal in Philadelphia history, a tale of drugs, power, and abuse involving a rogue narcotics squad, a confidential informant, and two veteran journalists whose reporting drove a full-scale FBI probe, rocked the City of Brotherly Love, and earned a Pulitzer Prize.
Beirut, 2023: When undercover intelligence officer Warren Linder agrees to lure an exiled opponent of the President-for-Life back to an impoverished post-Civil War II America, Linder is unaware that the target is his childhood sweetheart’s father. On learning this, he ignores his inner alarms and plunges ahead. But a surprise encounter with the woman who rejected him long ago triggers a change in Linder that dooms the operation. His superiors, suspecting treachery, capture everyone present, including Linder, and spirit them back to the U.S. aboard a secret rendition flight. Linder’s ensuing journey takes him from a Virginia interrogation center to an Arctic labor camp; then, after a nearly impossible winter escape, on a 2000 mile trek to the Utah Security Zone, where his onetime love was last held. Though he finds her, their respective ordeals have changed them. The story reaches a climax in war-torn Cleveland, where Linder aims to recover his former target’s last cache of rebel funds and use it to take his loved ones beyond the regime’s reach. EXILE HUNTER is a tragic yet life-affirming saga of a man who risks everything to set right past wrongs, regain lost love and resist the tyranny he once served.