The Penal Colony by Richard Herley

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The British government now runs island prisons for the worst offenders from its mainland jails. New arrivals are dumped by helicopter and must learn to survive as best they can. To Sert, one afternoon in July, is brought Anthony John Routledge, sentenced for a sex-murder he did not commit. Routledge knows he is he is here for ever. And he knows he must quickly forget the rules of civilized life.

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Published January 1, 1987 by Grafton Books. 288 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Onto this island drops hero Anthony Routledge, a surveyor wrongly convicted of murder who's given the same deal as all newcomers: if he can survive for a time ""outside,"" he may join the Village and pledge obedience to its leader, ""The Father."" Scraping through a tense six-day trial of wit and...

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