Escape from Hell
by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle
Review by Andrew Brooks
Tor Books Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780765316325
Date: 03 February 2009 List Price $24.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Allen Carpenter has been in Hell for a long long time, and what has he been up to since last we saw him traveling through Dante's Inferno with Benito Mussolini? Trying to reason out the existence and reason for Hell, and encouraging everyone he comes across to follow him to the way out. Like Benito Mussolini before him, Allen, in Pournelle's and Niven's Escape From Hell, is now the one outside Hell's rules and on a mission to save as many souls as he can. For those who didn't read the book Inferno, by the same authors, stop reading this review and go check that one out first. It's a classic and one of the two authors' best collaborative efforts. From official release/information:
Product Description: Allan Carpenter escaped from hell once but remained haunted by what he saw and endured. He has now returned, on a mission to liberate those souls unfairly tortured and confined. Partnering with the legendary poet and suicide, Sylvia Plath, Carpenter is a modern-day Christ who intends to harrow hell and free the damned. But now that he's returned to this Dantesque Inferno, can he ever again leave?
(Source: Tor Books)