Genre: Dystopian Thriller
The Island is hopelessness. The Island is death. And it is to The Island that all the elderly and infirm - The Olds - are shipped, the scapegoats for the collapse of society, after a global catastrophe. But they're not alone. Also discarded there are society's unwanted children, turned feral, who have been taught that The Olds are to blame for everything. That revenge is a right. And whenever the fog rolls in and the enforcement drones go blind, they exact that revenge in a terrible, ritualistic bloodletting.
But when one of the Island’s inhabitants, ageing "Big Guy" Clancy, finds a network of tunnels beneath the waste, there is suddenly hope, for love, for unity . . . and for the chance to fight back against the Mainland Authority that put them all here, young and old alike.
Based on the international bestseller by Peter Liney, THE DETAINEE, ISLAND 5 is a series for our times, set in a near future that is all too plausible.