By Dennis Lehane
U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels has come to Shutter Island, domestic of Ashecliffe health center for the Criminally Insane. together with his accomplice, Chuck Aule, he units out to discover an escaped sufferer, a murderess named Rachel Solando, as a storm bears down upon them.
But not anything at Ashecliffe clinic is what it seems.
And nor is Teddy Daniels.
Is he there to discover a lacking sufferer? Or has he been despatched to seem into rumors of Ashecliffe's radical method of psychiatry? An technique that can comprise drug experimentation, hideous surgical trials, and deadly countermoves within the shadow struggle opposed to Soviet brainwashing. . . .
Or is there one other, extra own this is because he has come there?
As the research deepens, the questions basically mount:
How has a barefoot lady escaped the island from a locked room?
who's leaving clues within the kind of cryptic codes?
Why is there no list of a sufferer devoted there only one 12 months before?
What fairly is going on in Ward C?
Why is an empty lighthouse surrounded by means of an electrified fence and armed guards?
The nearer Teddy and Chuck get to the reality, the extra elusive it turns into, and the extra they start to think that they might by no means go away Shutter Island. simply because somebody is making an attempt to force them insane. . . .
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