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Death Sentence: Escape from Furnace 3 by Alexander Gordon Smith
Review by Joseph B. Hoyos
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780374324940
Date: 02 August 2011 List Price $15.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

Alex Sawyer has once again failed to escape the horrors of Furnace Penitentiary. Now he lies strapped to a bed with needles injecting him with a steroid-like fluid referred to as nectar. The fluid will dramatically increase his muscle size and fill him with rage, turning him into one of the dreaded Blacksuits that guard the juvenile delinquents. He is also forced to sit in the screening room and watch violent documentaries until the memories of who he once was are wiped away. Finally, he is subjected to brutal tests of strength and loyalty, tests in which his friends are sentenced to death and he is their executioner.

From official release/information:

Product Description: Alex's second attempt to break out of Furnace Penetentiary has failed. This time his punishment will be much worse than before. Because in the hidden, bloodstained laboratories beneath the prison, he will be made into a monster. As the warden pumps something evil into his veins--a sinisterly dark nectar--Alex becomes what he most fears...a superhuman minion of Furnace. How can he escape when the darkness is inside him? How can he lead the way to freedom if he is lost to himself?

(Source: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR))

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