Escape from Furnace 1: Lockdown

Alexander Gordon Smith
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'My name is Alex and I'm not a killer. They framed me. I've got to break out. Before they turn me into a monster.' Action-adventure meets heart-pounding horror in this addictive prison break-out story.

Beneath heaven is hell. Beneath hell is Furnace.

When thirteen-year-old Alex is framed for murder, his life changes for ever. Now he is an inmate in the Furnace Penitentiary - the toughest prison in the world for young offenders. A vast building sunk deep into the ground, there's one way in and no way out.

But rowdy inmates and sadistic guards are the least of Alex's problems. Every night an inmate is taken from his cell by guards and returned the next morning changed. Where are they taken and why are they returned covered with scars, acting as though they are not quite human? In a desperate bid for freedom Alex discovers a horrifying truth - that the Furnace Penitentiary is a place of pure evil, a place where cruel experiments take place every day, where inmates are guinea pigs, where monsters make monsters, and where death is the least of your worries.

Author bio:

Alexander Gordon Smith, 26, is the author of The Inventors, which was shortlisted for the Wow Factor competition, and The Inventors and the City of Stolen Souls. He writes non-fiction books and articles and is the co-writer of the Scooby Doo: World of Mystery magazine. He also runs his own publishing company, promoting and building talented new writers and poets. He lives in Norwich.

Category: Young adult fiction
ISBN: 9780571303410
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Children PB
Pub Date: January 2014
Page Extent: 304
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 14 - 18
Subject: Young adult fiction