L'Gem by Sharon L Reddy
Approx. 305,290 words.
Published on May 3, 2012.
Internal Security wanted a secret weapon. They didn't want witnesses. They abducted the student they thought had made a discovery and bombed the university physics lab. That didn't work well, either. The student they'd abducted was convicted of attempting to murder the others. It was standard procedure.
No one got out of Horgen Field prison alive, but if Bard was right, there was a way.