Outland Exile: Book 1 of Old Men and Infidels

Reading this book was a prodigious walk of life, the chronological events were so mesmerizing that you can’t avoid reading them again and again.

About The Book

The world is getting older.

The world is getting younger.
The United States is dead and the Democratic Unity killed it.

After catastrophic wars and the Meltdown, The Unity rules from its East Coast citadel, leaving the outlands to savages and its strangely altered plants. Providing free health care, full employment, computerless surfing of its massive CORE, and rec drugs at quite reasonable prices, the Unity mandates retirement at forty before fatigue and error contaminate a culture of youth, innovation and vigor.
Seventeen-year-old Lieutenant Malila Chiu, is a veteran officer who, despite well-earned fame, finds her career in tatters. Vandalism at a distant “sniffer” station triggers her demotion. For her real and manufactured transgressions and facing denunciation . . . or worse, Malila’s one option is to enter the outlands to repair the station herself. At first, the repairs go well.
Dropping from fatigue, she wakes to find a hideously ancient savage, Jesse Johnstone,  has murdered her platoon and now holds a knife at her throat, making her the . . . Outland Exile.

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” Reading this book was a prodigious walk of life, the chronological events were so mesmerizing that you can’t avoid reading them again and again. “
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” ‘A wild-type human in the hothouse culture of the Unity’ – A vision of tomorrow “
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W. Clark Boutwell

About the Author

Born in Chicago and raised outside Philadelphia, Clark, a physician, has taught and practiced intensive care for newborn infants on four continents and eight countries, as he continues to do after more than forty-five years on the job. He lives with his bride of over 40 years in Alabama. He has been an avid solo hiker, backpacker, and climber since he was a mere lad of 11. Some of his stories are true. He has traveled extensively to Rwanda, Kenya, India, Ecuador, Zambia, and Ghana as a volunteer physician. “Outland Exile,” a Pinnacle award recipient, (iUniverse, Oct 2015) and Exiles’ Escape (Indigo River Feb 2018 and also a Pinnacle awardee) are the first two of an expected five-book series called “Old Men and Infidels” centering on aging, medical care, drug use, cybernetics, society and faith in a future dystopian America. The third book (Malila of the Scorch) was released Nov 2019.

Outland Exile: Book 1 of Old Men and Infidels

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