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Sentenced for a murder he did not commit, Anthony John Routledge is sent to Sert, a penal island off the Cornish coast, where he must forget the rules of civilized life in order to survive
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Only violent criminals are brought to the island penal colony of Sert. Gunships circle the waters. There are no warders and no rules. There is only the Community, which provides a rigidly imposed order in exchange for a modicum of security and comfort. Madmen and sociopaths roam beyond the gates. Into this world descends Anthony John Routledge, sentenced for a crime he did not commit. Before Routledge is permitted to join the Community, he survives assault, attempted buggery, and murder, and kills three men. Then, the elders draft him to work on a plan to escape. They succeed, achieving victory both against those who condemned them and the barbarians who wait outside the gates to destroy them. A gripping novel, as thriller or novel of ideas. David Keymer, SUNY Coll. of Technology, Utica
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Book Description Ballantine Books, 1989. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0345358759
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-0345358759