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Publisher's Summary

Neal Maven returns to Boston from his tour in Iraq only to discover that the country he vowed to protect has little use for him now. Armed with a highly specialized set of skills he can't use and bitter toward the rest of his generation -- the men and women who remained stateside, and are therefore years ahead of him both personally and professionally -- Maven fears he is near his breaking point.
And then he meets Brad Royce. Royce is everything Maven wants to be: a fellow vet, charismatic and confident, principled, wealthy, and with a beautiful woman on his arm. Not just any beautiful woman, but Danielle Vetti -- the most stunning girl from Maven's high school. Literally the girl of his dreams.
Royce offers Maven a much-needed job, and Maven soon finds himself a part of Royce's team of "sugar bandits," a group of fellow veterans who use their military skills to intercept major drug deals, taking the dirty money while destroying the product -- a get-rich scheme with a clear moral imperative. Though exceedingly dangerous and certainly illegal, the efforts of these modern-day Robin Hoods provide Maven with the adrenaline charge he's craved since his decommission. Besides, Maven can't resist the chance to be in Danielle's orbit once again.
Suddenly, Maven's life is better than he ever thought possible: a soldier in a civilian's world, he is once again able to do something he excels at, and rediscovers the camaraderie he's sorely lacked since his return. He can get into any club, eat at any restaurant, be with any woman he wants -- except, of course, his dream girl.
It's almost too good to be true.
©2010 Chuck Hogan (P)2010 Simon & Schuster
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4 out of 5 stars
By Chris on 12-04-14

Good book, but feels rushed.

Would you listen to Devils in Exile again? Why?

I started to listen for a second time, but then I realized it wasn't so heavily detailed that I'd enjoy it again.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Devils in Exile?

I related to the main character very well, it was easy for me to imagine the situations and emotions the author described, minus the criminal activity...

Have you listened to any of Jim Frangione’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

First listen for me, but he did a great job.

Any additional comments?

This book intrigued me. If it were to be made into a movie like 'Prince of Thieves', I'd definitely see it. However, the screenplay adaptation would have potential to be better. Parts of the book needed more detail. Some of the relationships between the characters needed better development. The beginning, character development, main parts of the plot, and the ending were well built, but the buildup was light, the suspense-driven juicy stuff wasn't juicy enough. That's the stuff that makes you crave the end just to see what happens.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jason on 01-26-17

Thrilling and Fantastic

I found this book on a whim and thought I'd try it out. I am so glad I did. The story was so compelling and exciting. The only thing that could have helped the story any more is if it was told from first person of the main character. Other than that, I'd recommend it! They should definitely make a movie out of it!

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