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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.
Readers all over the world have been cheering about Matthew Reilly's lightning fast adventure thrillers. "Contest," the action-packed extravaganza that launched this international bestselling career, is vintage Reilly at his explosive best.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, c2003
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780312286255
Branch Call Number: REIL
Characteristics: 334 p. : plans


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Dec 15, 2015

A fast-paced adventure story that kind of resembles something Michael Crichton might write. It's nothing literary, but just a fun read if you're wanting something quick.

Dec 06, 2012

I thought it was disappointing. The introduction makes its sound like a great read and the plot is not bad, but the writing style of the author didn't pull me into the story. By the end I was struggling to finish the book

Dec 05, 2010

Excellent Read. Both my son and I enjoyed this very much. I am circling back after reading the Jack West series that are released.
Can't wait for the next one!!!

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