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Hurricane Anna: a superstorm made up of two Category 5 hurricanes coming together to wreak unprecedented havoc along the eastern seaboard.
When the superstorm hits, the correctional officers at Ravenhill flee, opening all the cell doors and leaving the inmates to fend for themselves as the floodwaters rise. But Jack Constantine, an ex-cop serving ten years for killing one of his wife's murderers, isn't going to just lay down and die. Not when his wife's two remaining killers are among the prisoners relocated to the Glasshouse to ride out the storm.
Meanwhile, Kiera Sawyer, a Correctional Officer on her first day at work is the only officer left behind when the others flee. Sawyer rescues Jack and offers to team up. If they can make it to the Glasshouse they might just survive the hurricane. But that involves making their way through the prison, fighting off eight hundred blood-crazed inmates as the building fills with water and the wall crumble all around them.
“Herron maintains nail-biting suspense throughout without sacrificing characterization.”—Publishers Weekly
"From page one, BREAKOUT slams the cell door on the reader and refuses to release them. It's a refreshingly clever story that delights in taking out preconceptions of how a thriller should play out—and then not only ups the ante, but goes all in. Paul Herron plays for keeps."—Lincoln Child, #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of the Pendergast series
“A rioting maximum-security prison being drowned by a superstorm is a savage and elemental milieu, which Herron renders in adrenaline-paced prose. Insistently cinematic; a pulp triumph.”—Dominic Nolan, author of Past Life and After Dark