Publisher: Chicken House
It is Preston's fault that Alice has gone missing, so he knows it is his responsibility to find her. Dragging along his best friend Mace, the duo discover a hidden Manchester, home to dark science experiments and secretive government deals.
Knowing this is what Alice was investigating before she vanished, the boys have no choice but to follow. What they discover is so far removed from their normal lives that they may not make it back again...
Set in the near future, in a Manchester run by extreme right-wing Neo Conservatives, this novel looks at the possibilities of illegal youth detention and human rights. Preston and Mace are clueless innocents who stumble across a terrifying new kind of detention centre for young offenders. The descriptions of starvation and exhaustion are harrowing, and readers will find themselves rooting for the protagonists to succeed in their seemingly impossible mission.