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The Detainee

The Detainee

‘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

There is no point trying to run. There is no point trying to escape. The island means the end of all hope, until Clancy finds 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 Clancy finds a blind woman living in a secret underground warren and discovers a reason to fight . . .

‘Impressively dark’ – Financial Times

Genre: Fiction & Related Items

On Sale: 3rd July 2014

Price: £12.99

ISBN-13: 9781782060352

Reviews

'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.
Financial Times
'Fascinating ... interested to see what happens next' Thinking About Books.
Thinking About Books
'Peter Liney is a description genius ... The Detainee is definitely a book that should be read by all' Fresh Fiction.
Fresh Fiction
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