130x200 352 страниц. 2015 год. Vintage, Vintage Contemporaries Sergeant Lester Ferris is a good man in need of a rest. After a long career of being shot at, he's about to retire. The former British colony of Mancreu is the ideal place for him to serve out his time: a backwater island in legal limbo, belching toxic clouds of waste, and facing imminent destruction by an international community afraid for their own safety. Although there is an illicit Black Fleet lurking in the bay, Lester's brief is to sit tight and turn a blind eye. So he makes his rounds, drinks tea, and befriends a brilliant, Internet-addled street kid with a comic-book fixation. But when Mancreu's fragile society erupts in violence, Lester has to become more than just an observer: he must rediscover the man of action he once was, and find out what kind of hero the island - and the boy - will need.