Adam has betrayed his best friend and now must face the consequences. His punishment is 274 years in the Dial, a prison in a no-time world, where teenage traitors are forced to atone for their crimes. It's a terrible place, ruled over by a cruel despot, where every day is a struggle for survivalescape. Legend has it that only one person has fled the Colditz-like prison. Nobody knows if he made it back to the real world, but he left behind a ray of hope that has reached through the years. Soon Adam is caught up in a deadly plan to escape. But in a world full of traitors, you can trust no-one.
Tom Becker studied history at Jesus College, Oxford. He won the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize for his first novel, Darkside, at the age of 25. Tom lives in London.