A century from now, the California Republic creates a lifetime penal colony for hardened criminals on San Clemente Island, sixty miles off the southern coast. Jesse Long, a dedicated Frisco cop, finds himself exiled to the colony, for daring to take on corruption and misconduct traced to the highest levels of California law enforcement. But Jesse, aided by friends, does the impossible…he escapes from Sanclem and starts a war with the evil establishment. Only two outcomes are possible: the establishment is brought down, or Jesse dies.
Eric W. Richard Rice weaves a futuristic story like no other.
Jeffrey W. Having enjoyed two of his other books (The Other and The Last Americans), I eagerly anticipated reading this one. I was not disappointed. Mr. Rice does a great job of creating characters you identify with, on both a protagonist and antagonist level. The dystopian California only adds to an already gripping story that would lend itself to almost any setting.
Richard H. Mr. Rice has written a real page-turner this time....couldn't put it down! Between the descriptions of the California locations & the suspenseful plot...a very believable story of future California. Is it possible? Time will tell.
Charles T. Interesting exciting story that reads well and keeps the readers interest. Plausible story line that is thought provoking. I enjoyed the novel very much.
Emily B. An exciting and satisfying read start to finish
Sanclem was awarded a 5-Star review ilast year in the Reader's Favorite Book Review and Awards Contest.