Escape from Hell
by Larry Niven
Book 2 in the Inferno series (2009)
Publisher: Tor Books
After being thrown out of the window of his luxury apartment, science fiction writer Allen Carpentier woke to find himself at the gates of Hell. Seeing a great opportunity for a book, he attempted to follow Dante’s road map and trekked through the nine circles of Hell. Led by Benito Mussolini, he encountered countless mental and physical tortures.
Allan Carpentier escaped from Hell once, but he remained haunted by what he saw and endured. He has now returned, on a mission to liberate those souls unfairly tortured and confined. Partnering with the legendary poet and suicide, Sylvia Plath, Carpentier is a modern-day Christ who intends to harrow Hell and free the damned.
But now that he’s returned to this Dantesque inferno, can he ever again leave? Escape from Hell is the breathtaking follow-up to Niven and Pournelle’s classic science fiction reimagining of Dante’s Inferno.