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THE FACILITY by  Simon Lelic - First British Edition  - 2011 - from Joe Staats, Bookseller (SKU: 019614)

THE FACILITY

THE FACILITY by  Simon Lelic - First British Edition  - 2011 - from Joe Staats, Bookseller (SKU: 019614)
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THE FACILITY

by Lelic, Simon

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  • fine
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
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ISBN 10
0330522728
ISBN 13
9780330522724
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London, U.K.: Mantle, 2011. First British Edition . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Henry Graves has dedicated his life to the prison service, but he is unprepared for the challenge his new and secret assignment brings. Tasked with managing a government facility hidden deep in the countryside, Henry finds himself tested as never before: by the confused and frightened prisoners, by the sinister Dr Silk and, above all, by his conscience. Tom Clarke, a precocious but naive journalist, has his own problems meanwhile. His career - and his life - is turned upside down by the arrival of Julia Priestley, who seeks his help in finding her estranged husband, Arthur, an innocent dentist who has been arrested under severe new anti-terrorism legislation. The authorities admit they have taken him but will not say where he is being held - or why. Discovering a trail that implicates those at the very top of government, Tom and Julia begin a quest to find Arthur, and the truth about his incarceration. But some people will stop at nothing to keep the facility's secret hidden, and soon the couple find themselves fighting for their lives... Fine first edition, firsst printing, , in fine, mylar-protected dust jacket. [Not remainder-marked or price-clipped] MLBS1

Synopsis

"Who are you? Are you the police? This isn't legal, you know. You can't hold me like this." In a near-future dystopian Britain, democracy has been undermined. Emboldened by new anti-terrorism laws, police start to “disappear” people from the streets for unspecified crimes. But when unassuming dentist Arthur Priestley is snatched and held prisoner at a top-secret facility, his estranged wife, Julia, and a brave but naive journalist named Tom Clarke embark on a harrowing quest for the truth. Following a trail that leads to the very top of government, they soon find themselves fighting for their lives. Well-crafted, fast-paced, and totally compelling, The Facility is a brilliant thriller that resonates eerily with the timbre of our times.

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Bookseller
Joe Staats, Bookseller US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
019614
Title
THE FACILITY
Author
Lelic, Simon
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First British Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0330522728
ISBN 13
9780330522724
Publisher
Mantle
Place of Publication
London, U.K.
Date Published
2011
Pages
272
Product_type
2
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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Joe Staats, Bookseller

Books shipped in secure packaging via USPS Media Mail, Priority Mail or Global Priority Mail, upon receipt of payment, unless customer requests another method of delivery. Shipping is within 24 hrs. of receipt of payment for money orders, and after three business days for personal checks. All book jackets are protected in mylar covers from Brodart. Customers have three business days within which to contact us with complaints about merchandise by e-mail. Returns must be approved, in original packaging material, and in the same condition as when shipped. Because we make every effort to have the best possible merchandise in the best condition, to describe it accurately and to package it securely, we will in most cases accept approved returns. Approved returns will be cheerfully refunded, or credit given toward other books. Our aim is to please, and to earn your return business with superior service and prompt delivery.

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