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There are sixteen contestants, but only one will survive.
The last thing Jack West remembers is arriving for a meeting at a top-secret military base with his family in tow.
Now he awakes to find himself in a hellish scenario. Jack has been selected to take part in The Games, a series of deadly challenges designed to fulfil an ancient ritual. If he chooses not to compete, both he and his daughter will be killed.
With the fate of the Earth at stake, Jack will have to traverse diabolical mazes, fight ruthless assassins and face unimaginable horrors that will test him to the limit.
In the process, he will discover the mysterious and powerful group of individuals behind it all: the four legendary kingdoms.
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READERS LOVE THE JACK WEST THRILLERS
'A super duper kick ass soldier'
'Enjoy the rollercoaster ride'
'You won't be able to put it down'
'I'm "Team Jack" all the way'
In bestseller Reilly's silly fourth thriller featuring Jack West Jr. (after 2009's The Five Greatest Warriors), a runaway galaxy that's traveling at 10 times the speed of light threatens to destroy Earth. West, after learning that he's one of those five warriors (along with Jesus, Napoleon, Moses, and Genghis Khan), survives "a terrible showdown against his father in a giant underground shrine beneath Easter Island." He settles into a quiet life of domesticity on his outback farm in Australia, only to get the bad news about the runaway galaxy and immediately be kidnapped by a representative of one of the four eternal kingdoms that rule the world. West lands in a hellish arena where he's forced to participate in a brutal battle to death against human and not-quite human adversaries, including minotaurs who are really Neanderthals in bull masks. Diagrams resembling screenshots of video games don't enhance the text, which is further marred by banal dialogue ("I've never found myself in a place calling itself the Underworld, ruled by a guy calling himself Hades, fighting for my life against guys in bull and lion helmets").