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By John Dixon

WINNER OF THE BRAM STOKER AWARD FOR stronger fulfillment IN a tender grownup NOVEL

John Dixon’s seriously acclaimed Phoenix Island reads like “Lord of the Flies meets Wolverine and Cool Hand Luke” (F. Paul Wilson, writer of Repairman Jack). For fanatics of The Bourne Identity, Alex Rider, and Melissa Marr.

The pass judgement on advised Carl that sooner or later he’d need to come to a decision precisely what sort of individual he may turn into. yet on Phoenix Island, the alternative may be made for him.

A champion boxer with a pointy hook and a brief mood, sixteen-year-old Carl Freeman has been shuffled from foster domestic to foster domestic. He can’t appear to remain out of trouble—using his fists to guard weaker classmates from bullies. His newest incident sends his opponent to the emergency room, and now the court docket is sending Carl to the worst position on the earth: Phoenix Island.

Classified as a “terminal facility,” it’s the tip of the road for delinquents who've no domestic, no kinfolk, and no destiny. situated someplace faraway the coast of the United States—and proof against its laws—the island is a grueling Spartan-style boot camp run by way of sadistic drill sergeants who convey no mercy to their younger, orphan trainees. Sentenced to stick till his eighteenth birthday, Carl plans to play by means of the foundations, so he makes pals along with his wisecracking bunkmate, Ross, and a mysterious gray-eyed woman named Octavia. yet he makes enemies, too, and after a couple of tough scrapes, he earns himself the nickname “Hollywood” in addition to a string of punishments, together with a brutal evening within the “sweatbox.” yet that’s not anything in comparison to what awaits him within the “Chop Shop”—a mystery govt lab the place Carl is given whatever he by no means dreamed of.

A new life…A new physique. a brand new mind. presents from the fatherly outdated guy, who desires to rework Carl into anything he’s uncertain he desires to develop into. For this can be no traditional govt undertaking. Phoenix Island is floor 0 for the way forward for wrestle intelligence.

And for Carl, it’s only the start…

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They have been all first rate. Ross’s homicide should have been the turning element. Parker weeded out anyone who refused to seek. Now they have been solid for less than 3 issues: slave exertions, getting hunted, and feeding the sharks. Twisted. Then he observed another individual down there: Davis. just like the others, he used to be being pressured to paintings. Carl remembered the barracks, the struggle with Parker, Davis status up for him. whatever had replaced in him . . . for the higher. Carl wanted he may take all of them with him, yet there wasn’t time. the quicker he obtained off this island, the higher likelihood he’d have at alerting humans to the presence of this position and therefore supporting them all. just one couldn’t wait: Octavia. If he left with no her, she’d be as useless as Ross. His eyes stumbled on the darkish little sweatbox. Even within the relative cool of the morning, the field will be heating up, its steel roof clicking like a radiator. In its shadows, he made out a darker shadow, a lump. No movement. It made him in poor health, her ache like this. He scaled the fence simply, because of his new muscular tissues. Clearing the pinnacle, he dropped down the opposite part and low-crawled to the torturous equipment. Octavia lay contained in the field, asleep or subconscious, grew to become clear of him. A surge of pity and predicament rushed via Carl. He knew what she was once feeling in there, knew not just the ache but in addition the hollowing hopelessness. He whispered her identify. She stirred and grew to become, eyes blinking—eyes that he was once outraged to notice have been badly bruised—and spoke with a voice that seemed like an previous woman’s. “Carl? ” “Yes. I’m getting you out of the following. ” She closed her eyes, then opened them back. “Are you . . . actual? ” Carl went to the latch. “I’m actual, alright. We’re leaving, Octavia. We’re getting off this island. ” She mumbled whatever. He slid the bolts loose, and the door swung open. “Feel like I’m dying,” she stated. “I be aware of you do. yet you’re going to be ok. ” He reached in, took her by way of the hand, and helped her from the sweatbox. She used to be sizzling to touch, and Carl remembered the fever he’d suffered in the course of his time within the field. She trembled as he pulled her right into a speedy hug. She felt very small in his palms. He glanced downhill. not anyone had noticed them but. “We need to hurry. ” He led her in the back of the field, accurately out of sight, and passed her his canteen. that they had little time, yet she wanted water. She drank. Paused. permit her eyes shut. Drank a few extra. whilst she opened her eyes back, she stated, “It’s no need, Carl. ” Her voice was once a raspy whisper. “Come on, Octavia. i understand how you are feeling. i used to be in there, too. yet I additionally comprehend you’re robust. after they see you’re long past, they’ll hunt us. we need to depart now. ” She shook her head. “I don’t imagine i will be able to stroll. ” “I’ll hold you. ” She shook her head back. “I’ll try out. ” “We need to get to the opposite part of the island. There are boats there. ” “Carl, there’s anything i need to inform you,” she stated, then trailed off. She took one other sip of water and leaned opposed to him. “It’s approximately Ross—” “I be aware of. i do know what Parker did, yet he can’t harm us anymore. ” Octavia’s muscle tissue secure a piece, as though now not having to hold the inside track of Ross had lifted a actual weight off her physique.

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