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Furnace Penitentiary. The world's most secure prison for young offenders, buried a mile beneath the earth's surface. One way in, no way out. Once you're here, you're here until you die, and for most of the inmates that doesn't take long - not with the sadistic guards and the bloodthirsty gangs.

Convicted of a murder he didn't commit, sentenced to life without parole, 'new fish' Alex Sawyer knows he has two choices: find a way out, or resign himself to a death behind bars, in the darkness at the bottom of the world. Only in Furnace, death is the least of his worries. Soon Alex discovers that the prison is a place of pure evil, where creatures in gas masks stalk the corridors at night, where giants in black suits drag screaming inmates into the shadows, where deformed beasts can be heard howling from the blood drenched tunnels below. And behind everything is the mysterious, all-powerful warden, a man as cruel and as dangerous as the devil himself, whose unthinkable acts have consequences that stretch far beyond the walls of the prison.

Together with a bunch of inmates - some innocent kids who have been framed, others cold-blooded killers - Alex plans the prison break to end all prison breaks. But as he starts to uncover the truth about Furnace's deeper, darker purpose, Alex's actions grow evermore dangerous, and he must risk everything to expose this nightmare that's hidden from the eyes of the world.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 134 x 146mm | 190g
  • Bolinda Audio Books
  • Tullamarine, Australia
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1742336795
  • 9781742336794

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"An adrenalin-packed thriller." -- The Times "Addictive and gripping for teenage readers who like their villains really, really bad and the fear factor ramped up high." -- The Daily Mail "Fresh and ferocious, Lockdown will hook boys with its gritty, unrelenting surprises." -- James Patterson
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About Alexander Gordon Smith

Alexander Gordon Smith was born on February 27th, 1979, in the now demolished Norwich and Norfolk Hospital (the demolition had nothing to do with him, although he was a big baby). He moved houses several times while he was a kid, although never straying more than twenty miles from where he was born.

Gordon always wanted to be a writer. He is the author of The Inventors, which was shortlisted for the Wow Factor competition (UK). 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 still lives in Norwich. Alex Kalajzic began his vocal training upon earning a scholarship to attend the prestigious Perth Modern School vocal program. He continued his acting and vocal training at the Actors Center in Philadelphia and began as a Professional Voice Over and Actor in 2003. To date, he has brought characters alive for MTV, Campbell's Soup, Verizon, Comcast, and others. His audiobooks have included the AudioFile Earphone Award winner The London Eye Mystery.
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