For wild-card ex-FBI agent Xanadu Marx, the war on terror hits close to home—thanks to a remorseless enemy who’s all too familiar—in this explosive thriller. “Joshua Corin is a master storyteller.”—Douglas Preston, #1 bestselling co-creator of the Pendergast novels
It begins on a beautiful day in Atlanta, with a mosque full of Muslim worshippers celebrating the end of Ramadan. The festivities are cut brutally short when a military drone appears in the sky—and launches a missile into the building. Then, at a mosque in Dearborn, Michigan, another peaceful gathering is torn apart by the violent blast of a suicide bomber. The attacks set the entire nation on edge, with authorities scrambling to make sense of the situation and keep the populace calm while pundits and politicians of all stripes fight for time in the spotlight.
But for ex-FBI agent Xanadu Marx, her first instinct is revenge. Unwilling to let such savagery go unanswered, she plunges into the investigation the police have started—but only she can finish. Disregarding official warnings from the government and outright threats from others, she follows a trail of homegrown hatred and violence to uncover a conspiracy so cold-blooded that no one will believe her—even if she lives long enough to tell. . . .
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Joshua Corin is the author of Forgive Me, Cost of Life, Nuclear Winter Wonderland, While Galileo Preys, and Before Cain Strikes. He holds an M.A. in English and an M.A. in theater from Binghamton University, and currently teaches college in… More about Joshua Corin
Praise for Joshua Corin’s Cost of Life “Joshua Corin is a master storyteller. Cost of Life is a thriller par excellence: brilliantly imaginative, well written, and delightfully diabolical. Highly recommended!”—Douglas Preston, #1 bestselling co-creator of the Pendergast novels
“In Cost of Life, Joshua Corin turns a humdrum airline flight into a ride on an F-15 with a smoking engine—fast, terrifying, and oh so fun. I loved the writing. Corin’s whip-smart dialogue crashed me straight into a world of fascinating characters and complicated allegiances. I couldn’t stop reading until the wheels touched down on that final tarmac.”—Rebecca Cantrell, New York Times bestselling author of The World Beneath
“Fraught with danger and surprises, Cost of Life is a tale chock-full of action, adventure, and intrigue. Treachery comes from all directions, so consider yourself warned.”—Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Bishop’s Pawn
“In Cost of Life, Joshua Corin brings us Xanadu Marx, a tough but vulnerable ex–FBI agent who literally pulls no punches. Corin’s sure-footed handling of plot, character, and voice is the kind of writing that inspires authors like me to up their game.”—Robert Gregory Browne, author of Whisper in the Dark