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He thought he’d escaped. But peace is hard to find – and harder still to keep . . . The third in Peter Liney’s Detainee series.

Over a year has passed since Clancy escaped the hell that was the City. Pursued by the ruthless leader of Infinity – the corporation behind the mass murders of thousands of ‘lower class’ citizens – he has been on the run ever since, constantly looking over his shoulder.

Despite this, he has forged a new life working the land on an abandoned smallholding on the other side of the mountains. Hidden there, he is as close to happy as he can be.

Until strange things start to happen in the valley: too many unlucky coincidences convince him that another power is rising, and there are questions to be answered: what is the shadow maker?

And who – or what – has begun to howl in the night?

‘Impressively dark’ – Financial Times


A mix of Logan's Run with Lord of the Flies . . . with a hint of Battle Royale' s oppressiveness
Geek Dad
A unique vision of the future. Liney's characters and world manage to get under the reader's skin
Fanboy Comics
Intense and so beautifully crafted, The Detainee is an unputdownable dystopian thriller. A scathing social commentary on how we treat our old, on the media and the meltdown of values and morals in today's life. Highly recommended read!
Fantasy Smorgasbord
Represents a dramatic extrapolation of current global issues.
Sydney Morning Herald
Dark brutality but also a beautiful, compelling message about love and courage
Library Thing
An edge-of-your-seat dystopian novel for adults. perfect for anyone who loves dystopian fiction and refreshingly realistic characters
The Qwillery