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Having escaped the Island – a wasteland that housed those no longer able to contribute to society – ageing ‘Big Guy’ Clancy thought his fight was over. But they have returned to the mainland to find that it is not the haven they anticipated.

With the punishment satellites that kept them on the Island – and the city under control – gone, hell has been unleashed. A mysterious organisation has begun to decimate the population; those it doesn’t kill outright are herded into the streets and then set free to run – for the rich and powerful to hunt. Clancy is about to discover that his work is far from over. The fires of hell don’t burn much hotter than this.
(P) 2014 WF Howes Ltd


Peter Liney is a description genius . . . The Detainee is definitely a book that should be read by all
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a heartbreaking dystopian story about srvival, cruelty and slowly regaining a little bit of hope
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The Detainee had me gripped
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Impressively dark
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