"First class suspense thriller"
The small town of Gilchrist in the green hills of Vermont
was dying until the townsfolk invited the federal
government to build a prison there. The 312 unit
Administrative Maximum Penitentiary houses the most
hardened prisoners men who have no hope of release, parole
or escape. The revenues brought in by the existence of the
prison allowed the town to grow and prosper.
After years of solitary confinement, the prisoners revolt
and take control of the prison. With the help of loyal ex-
cons, the prisoners escape and next take over the town,
threatening to release a deadly toxin into two different
communities if any counter offensive is attempted. It is
up to the people trapped within the town to do what the
federal government is helpless to do: seize back their
Peter Collinson, a pseudonym for famous thriller writer
Chuck Hogan, has written a first class novel of suspense.
The thrill of seeing ordinary men and women fight for their
freedom will send a patriotic shiver up the spine of the
audience. THE NORTHEAST KINGDOM is a top of the line
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 15, 2002