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"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 Facilityis a brilliant thriller that resonates eerily with the timbre of our times.
Simon Lelic is the author of The Child Whoand A Thousand Cuts, winner of a Betty Trask award, shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger Award and for the Macavity Award for Best First Mystery Novel; it was also selected as a New York Times notable crime book. He has worked as a journalist and currently runs his own business. He lives in Brighton, England, with his wife and three children.