Halfway Human

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Transported to an island prison off Australia for a minor crime, 19th century Irish farmer Laurence Frayne is thrust into a hellish world of back-breaking labor, corruption and torture. The prisoners are flogged routinely, nearly starved and must struggle not only against the British soldiers who guard them, but the predators in their own ranks.Frayne fights to maintain his hope and sanity over his years of imprisonment, his only desire to return home to Ireland and his younger sister. A sadistic prison commandant, the hald-mad and disfigured Morriset, singles out Frayne and determines to break him as an example to the other prisoners.Hope for the inmates appears in the person of a prison reformer, Alexander Maconochie, but will Maconochie be able to triumph over the conspiracy arrayed against him?Meanwhile, in the present day, two of Frayne's descendants wage their own struggle to learn the truth about their long-dead ancestor. The lessons of the past may help them in their quest to gain clemency for a modern prisoner.Based in fact, and utilizing actual historical personages, Halfway Human is in the grand tradition of the adventure fiction of Daniel DeFoe and Robert Louis Stevenson.

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Expired Deals Halfway Human Transported to an island prison off Australia for a minor crime, 19th century Irish farmer Laurence Frayne is thrust into a hellish world of back-breaking labor, corruption and torture. The prisoners are flogged routinely, nearly starved and must struggle not only against the British soldiers who guard them, but the predators in their own ranks.Frayne fights to maintain his hope and sanity over his years of imprisonment, his only desire to return home to Ireland and his younger sister. A sadistic prison commandant, the hald-mad and disfigured Morriset, singles out Frayne and determines to break him as an example to the other prisoners.Hope for the inmates appears in the person of a prison reformer, Alexander Maconochie, but will Maconochie be able to triumph over the conspiracy arrayed against him?Meanwhile, in the present day, two of Frayne's descendants wage their own struggle to learn the truth about their long-dead ancestor. The lessons of the past may help them in their quest to gain clemency for a modern prisoner.Based in fact, and utilizing actual historical personages, Halfway Human is in the grand tradition of the adventure fiction of Daniel DeFoe and Robert Louis Stevenson. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51detchk8AL._SL160_.jpg
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