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Publisher Description

The action-packed extravaganza that launched an international bestselling career.

The New York Public Library. A silent sanctuary of knowledge; a 100-year-old labyrinth of towering bookcases, narrow aisles and long marble hallways. For Doctor Stephen Swain and his daughter, Holly, it is the site of a nightmare. Because for one night this historic building is to be the venue for a contest. A contest in which Swain is to compete - whether he likes it or not. The rules are simple: Seven contestants will enter, only one will leave. With his daughter in his arms, Stephen Swain is plunged into a terrifying fight for survival. The stakes are high, the odds brutal. He can choose to run, to hide or to fight - but if he wants to live, he has to win. For in this contest, unless you leave as the victor, you do not leave at all.

Crime & Thrillers
Sean Mangan
hr min
1 November
Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Customer Reviews

Dugbi ,

Great Read

This is the first Mathew Reilly Novel. I read this after Ice station and Temple. Though Shorter it is still a great story. I like that way Mathew tells the story like a movie. I am a movie buff and the book runs in my head like a movie with cut aways and suspense. The characters are believable and the story itself is very ingenious. The story rolls out naturally and isn't forced like some novels I have read. The use of bad language also helps to create some very memorable funny situations. I would have to say that my favourite book character has now become Silaxion, though a supporting character I love the way he is written and the way you see his character develop in the story. The Narration is perfect, the voices are well done and really add to the overall experience. Another great story from a great Author. I hope that in the future Mathew might look at revisiting the contest, if not from another angle to great another great read. In conclusion read this, I know it's over priced compared to the longer, later novels but you need to start with this and then read Ice station and then Temple and you will see the natural progression of the stories. They can at times be far fetched, but very enjoyable!.

bowys4 ,


great autobook and most of Matthew Reilly are, they keep your feeling and thinking you are watching a movie. I just love Matthew's autobooks.

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