The Jake Cutter Conspiracy by R. Kyle Hannah
Cla'nix Prison is where the worst of the worst are sent to disappear. A place to remove the undesirables from society. No one has ever returned from Cla'nix. Freighter Captain Jake Cutter is sentenced for a crime he did not commit and arrives at the prison beaten and bloody. Tormented by his captors and haunted by the memories of his former life, he learns the hard way that prison can be deadly. As his life spins out of control, he is offered a choice: a quick death or a long, hard battle for survival. Finding friends in the prison, and aided by a mysterious benefactor, Jake's decision brings loss and hardship. A gruesome trail through the lawless underworld of the TSA leads him to the hidden fortress of a criminal empire, and to a showdown in the highest levels of government. With his allies scattered and TSA forces closing in, Jake confronts the mastermind behind the plot to destroy his life. Can Jake clear his name, or will he succumb to the might of the Tri-System Authority?