The follow-up to the critically acclaimed
Phoenix Island, which reads like
Lord of the Flies meets Wolverine and
Cool Hand Luke (F. Paul Wilson, creator of Repairman Jack) and inspired the CBS TV show
Intelligence. With a chip in his head and hundreds more throughout his body, sixteen-year-old Carl Freeman was turned from an orphan with impulse control issues into a super-soldier. Forced into the mercenary Phoenix Force group, he begins to fear he ll never escape. Sent to a volcanic island to fight for them, he ll compete in a combat tournament that awards teens with survival for merciless brutality. But just when all looks lost, he spies a friendly face and possibly a way out."