Exit Strategy

Exit Strategy

by Charlton Pettus

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“Part Ludlum, part Crichton, part Coben, it’s a grabber from page one.” —Christopher Reich, New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Deception

“Haven’t we all, at one time or another, wanted to escape into a brand-new, unencumbered existence? … Pettus captures the excitement of waking up in a strange country with a lot of money in your pocket.” —New York Times Book Review

Sometimes you just need to escape. For crooked politicians, military brass from third-world nations, and white-collar criminals looking to avoid either prison or a deadlier form of payback, there’s Exit Strategy. With just one call, Exit Strategy helps these wealthy-but-wanted types disappear completely. They can fake your death, give you a new name and face, and launder whatever ill-gotten funds you need to establish a new life on the other side of the world.

When Jordan Parrish, the brilliant founder of a medical technology start-up, made the call, he thought he had no other way out. With his marriage in shambles and his company on the brink of financial ruin, it seemed the only way to make things right. But after his exit, he began to wonder about the circumstances that led him to make that momentous decision: was someone, in fact, working against him? To find out, Jordan will have to break the cardinal rule of Exit Strategy: you can never, ever go back.

Charlton Pettus’s Exit Strategy is a cutting-edge, globe-trotting thriller about the type of shadowy organization that most of us have long suspected exists behind the scenes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781488095382
Publisher: Hanover Square Press
Publication date: 05/01/2018
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 1,048,773
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Charlton Pettus is a songwriter and producer living in Los Angeles. Since 2000 he has been a member of Tears for Fears, producing their last record and touring with the band as lead guitarist. Exit Strategy is his first novel.

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tedfeit0 More than 1 year ago
Life certainly offers a myriad of choices, but Jordon Parrish narrowed what was available to him when everything seemed to be going belly-up. A brilliant scientist and co-head of his public company (albeit for some strange reason listed on the Hong Kong exchange rather than on NASDAQ here in the States), the experiment he was working on, which the company hoped would be a bonanza, showing no progress, the company’s finances in a shambles and his marriage going on the rocks, he looked to possible solutions, narrowing them down to suicide (which would kill any insurance), or selecting a secret organization that would give him a new identity, allowing him to disappear, care free. Of course, he chooses the strategy that allow him to exit from all his woes, and he is relocated to Tokyo, where eventually he begins to miss is wife and two children. Provided with another chance, he is moved to France, but the same nostalgia for his family arises. Apparently the “Exit Strategy” is not to his taste, and not what he wished for. The remainder of the novel describes his efforts to extricate himself from his hidden life and return to his former one. This is a first novel, and it is well done, at least up until the denouement which, to this reader at least, is overdone. The author has written a thriller, but has ended it with a heavy hand, rather than a subtle conclusion. Perhaps he’s seen too many movies. On the whole, however, the book certainly is well-written and satisfying, and can be – and is - recommended.
JBronder More than 1 year ago
When things get tough and most of us feel like we can’t go on suicide seems to be the only way out. But for the elite among us, there is the Exit Strategy. For a nice chunk of change, you can fake your death, move across the world, and live on your ill-gotten gains that have been transferred to new bank accounts. The only rule, you can never go back. Jordan Parrish seems to have it all. Brilliant scientist with a beautiful Harvard professor wife and a booming biotech startup. But things have gone downhill for him. After the death of their child, Jordan finds his marriage failing. Then his company starts failing too. The only thing he can think of is to kill himself but if he does that his family doesn’t get the insurance money. So Jordan decided to use the Exit Strategy. Jordan fakes his death and is swept across the world to Asia to start his new life. But while there he realizes that he misses his old life. One click on an Instagram picture and he has broken the one rule of the Exit Strategy. Now his family and his life are on the line as he tries to figure out if the failure in this life was real or planned. This was a pretty good story that kept me involved and had me hoping that Jordan would get out alive. I didn’t expect the direction it took and had a hard time putting the book down to go to sleep. There action, thrills, and a man that doesn’t realize what he lost until he is gone. This is a great story and one to check out. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.