Now, with only Zee and Simon with him, and Alex's body made up of nectar now as well as a weapon for a hand, they have to get out of the city to start living their life anew. You know; start living a life of crime; bank robberies, credit card forgery and hostages until they get gunned down. Better life than Furnace at least. But while at least being out in the sun with the rain and flowers is marvellous, freedom is not as happy as him and his past friends Donovan and Monty pictured it. People are mad and running for their lives, because the experimentation and berserkers of Furnace are now loose and are starving for blood. Alex is also having funny dreams about the creator, Alfred Furnace, and an orchard of some kind. Furnace may also be the only one who can cure Alex of his nectar before he goes insane again. The only thing is, where is he, and where are his dreams trying to guide him?
Now, this book starts off great, a crazy chase after setting up for life after breaking into a mall and hiding down in the subways. However, I kind of wish there was more, rather than just battling berserkers and watching everyone innocent get infected within minutes of the prison break. Out of all the Escape from Furnace books so far, this one is the most like a video game, having more of a setting as well now that it's no longer just in Furnace.
I found it a little weird during the church scene when the gang came in to prey and take care of an infected kid while the berserkers were surrounding them from all directions. If it spent a little more time enjoying the fact that they can breathe fresh air again, I would have liked it much more. However, there's a swift and long boss battle at the end and throughout, Alexander Gordon Smith is nothing short of entertaining and gross yet funny in the darkest time. I guess after three escapes from the previous books, I'd gotten used to seeing everyone come up with a plan to get out. This is a new chapter altogether.