The Value System

“Nothing will have prepared you for the extreme economic logic I have pioneered in my Value System.”

Lawrence Aldingford has been condemned to eight years’ slave labour for crimes he did not commit. He is sent to the Value System deep in the marshes of eastern England. It turns out to be the living nightmare of a criminally insane mind. No one is ever released. No one has ever escaped.

He has three options: endure hell, commit suicide, or be the first to escape. Very quickly, he vows he’ll escape or die trying. But when he approaches old-timers to join him in a break, none is interested. The savages of the marshes inflict horrific deaths on those who break out of the Value System. No one has ever escaped.

The camp owner stuns Lawrence by offering him a job. He can be free and rich—and criminal. Strangely, another inmate, a eunuch called Antonio Pezzini, gets the same offer the same day.

They’ll be shot if they refuse. Neither wishes to serve such a crook. That leaves escape, and quickly.

Winter is falling.

The Value System is the second part of the Sovereigns of the Collapse dystopian saga.