the Island means the end of all hope
By Peter Liney
The island means the end of all hope: until 'Big Guy' Clancy discovers a reason to fight back. The Hunger Games for adults.
'Of all the dystopian novels I have read in recent years, Peter Liney's The Detainee is one the best written, most engaging, heart-tugging and cinematic of all' - Amazon Reviewer
The island means the end of all hope: until 'Big Guy' Clancy discovers a reason to fight back.
When the fog comes down and the drums start to beat, the inhabitants of the island tremble: the punishment satellites - which keep the tyrannical Wastelords at bay - are blind in the darkness, and the islanders become prey.
The inhabitants are the old, the sick, the poor: the detritus of Society, dumped on the island with the rest of Society's waste. There is no point trying to run. There is no point trying to escape. The satellites - the invisible eyes of the law - mete out instant judgement from the sky.
The island is the end of all hope - until 'Big Guy' Clancy finds a blind woman living in a secret underground warren, and discovers a reason to fight . . .
Peter Liney was born in Wiltshire but has spent a large part of his life overseas. He has written sitcoms for ABC and Channel 4, and drama for the BBC and South African radio. The full Detainee trilogy is published by Jo Fletcher Books. He lives in Salisbury.
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04 Jul 2013
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Jo Fletcher Books
An impressively dark, dystopian piece with much to say about capitalism's tendency to treat human beings as commodities, disposable when no longer useful — Financial Times
Fascinating ... interested to see what happens next' — Thinking About Books
Peter Liney is a description genius ... The Detainee is definitely a book that should be read by all — Fresh Fiction
I'm already anxious to read the next book in the series . . .You wouldn't want to be on this island, but you sure will enjoy getting a glimpse from the comfort of your couch — GeekDad
a very slick dystopian story that impressed me in the way Liney describes the world he created . . . I knew The Detainee was going to be a special read but until I read the last page, I had no idea just how good it really was — Speculative Book Review
a heartbreaking dystopian story about survival, cruelty and slowly regaining a little bit of hope — Draumr Kopa
The Detainee had me gripped — And Then I Read A Book
Of all the dystopian novels I have read in recent years, Peter Liney's The Detainee is one the best written, most engaging, heart-tugging and cinematic of all — Amazon Reviewer