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Lockdown

(2009)
(The first book in the Escape from Furnace series)
A novel by

 
 
Furnace Penitentiary: the world's most secure prison for young offenders, buried a mile beneath the earth's surface. Convicted of a murder he didn't commit, sentenced to life without parole, 'new fish' Alex Sawyer knows he has two choices: find a way out, or resign himself to a death behind bars, in the darkness at the bottom of the world. Except in Furnace, death is the least of his worries. Soon Alex discovers that the prison is a place of pure evil, where inhuman creatures in gas masks stalk the corridors at night, where giants in black suits drag screaming inmates into the shadows, where deformed beasts can be heard howling from the blood-drenched tunnels below. And behind everything is the mysterious, all-powerful warden, a man as cruel and dangerous as the devil himself, whose unthinkable acts have consequences that stretch far beyond the walls of the prison.

Together with a bunch of inmates - some innocent kids who have been framed, others cold-blooded killers - Alex plans an escape. But as he starts to uncover the truth about Furnace's deeper, darker purpose, Alex's actions grow ever more dangerous, and he must risk everything to expose this nightmare that's hidden from the eyes of the world.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
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Praise for this book

"Fresh and ferocious." - James Patterson


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Hardback Editions

August 2010 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Lockdown (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Escape from Furnace)
Author(s): Alexander Gordon Smith
ISBN: 0-606-23065-3 / 978-0-606-23065-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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October 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lockdown: Escape from Furnace 1
Author(s): Alexander Gordon Smith
ISBN: 0-374-32491-3 / 978-0-374-32491-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Paperback Editions

2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Escape from Furnace 1: Lockdown
Author(s): Alexander Gordon Smith
ISBN: 0-571-30341-2 / 978-0-571-30341-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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May 2013 : Paperback
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Title: Lockdown: Escape from Furnace
Author(s): Alexander Gordon Smith
ISBN: 9992194499 / 978-9992194492
Publisher: Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing
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August 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lockdown: Escape from Furnace 1
Author(s): Alexander Gordon Smith
ISBN: 0-312-61193-5 / 978-0-312-61193-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Square Fish
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March 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Escape from Furnace 1: Lockdown
Author(s): Alexander Gordon Smith
ISBN: 0-571-24080-1 / 978-0-571-24080-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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Audio Editions

August 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Lockdown (Escape From Furnace Series)
Author(s): Alexander Gordon Smith
ISBN: 1-5012-9443-1 / 978-1-5012-9443-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Lockdown (Escape From Furnace Series)
Author(s): Alexander Gordon Smith
ISBN: 1-4418-3032-4 / 978-1-4418-3032-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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January 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Lockdown: Escape from Furnace, Book 1
Author(s): Alexander Gordon Smith
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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January 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Lockdown: Escape from Furnace, Book 1
Author(s): Alexander Gordon Smith
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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January 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Lockdown: Escape from Furnace, Book 1
Author(s): Alexander Gordon Smith
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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January 2010 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Lockdown: 1 (Escape From Furnace)
Author(s): Alexander Gordon Smith
ISBN: 1-74233-679-5 / 978-1-74233-679-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
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November 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Lockdown (Escape From Furnace Series)
Author(s): Alexander Gordon Smith
ISBN: 1-4418-3031-6 / 978-1-4418-3031-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2009 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Lockdown (Escape From Furnace Series)
Author(s): Alexander Gordon Smith
ISBN: 1-4418-3033-2 / 978-1-4418-3033-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2009 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Lockdown (Escape From Furnace Series)
Author(s): Alexander Gordon Smith
ISBN: 1-4418-3034-0 / 978-1-4418-3034-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Lockdown
Author(s): Alexander Gordon Gordon Smith
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

October 2010 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Escape from Furnace 1: Lockdown
Author(s): Alexander Gordon Smith
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Lockdown: Escape from Furnace 1
Author(s): Alexander Gordon Smith
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA