Lethal Velocity

Lethal Velocity

A Novel

Book - 2016
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"A beautifully crafted scare-fest . . . heaven for techno-thriller fans."-- People (Page-turner of the Week)

It's like nothing anyone has ever seen before. Utopia is the brand-new frontier of theme parks, a fantastic collection of Worlds each so authentic it takes the average visitor's breath away. Teeming with cutting-edge holographic and robotic technology, it has captured the nation's imagination. But it has also attracted a group of ruthless criminals. After infiltrating the park and its computer systems, their leader--calling himself John Doe--sets the parameters: If their shocking demands are met, none of the visitors to the park that day will be harmed; if not, then all hell will rain down. Dr. Andrew Warne, the brilliant engineer who designed much of the park's robotics, suddenly finds himself in a role he never imagined--trying to save the lives of thousands of innocent people . . . one of whom just happens to be his daughter.

Praise for Lethal Velocity

"Terrific . . . a sensational piece of popular entertainment . . . [Lincoln] Child has created a fictional wonderland that is both high-tech and nostalgic. . . . If you are looking for intelligent fun, it doesn't get much better than this." -- The Washington Post Book World

"[A] whiz-bang plot . . . springs to life from the opening pages . . . Child does an outstanding job of depicting the workings of this fantastic playground." -- San Francisco Chronicle

"A riveting read . . . part mystery, part science-fiction, and all page-turner." -- Roanoke Times

Previously published as Utopia
Publisher: New York, NY : Ballantine Books, 2016
ISBN: 9780399594960
Branch Call Number: CHIL
Characteristics: x, 430 pages : map ; 19 cm


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Mar 27, 2013

I really enjoyed this book. I liked the thriller part as much as I enjoyed the description of the amusement park itself. Very entertaining read

KileyP Apr 26, 2012

Utopia - sounds like it should be a beautiful, light, peaceful read...right?

Wrong. Utopia is a theme park to conquer all theme parks - after your first "tour" through the park, you'll be wishing it was real.

Until you learn about the horrors lurking behind the fun house mirrors, and just how bad technology can go. A literal thrill ride, Utopia merges fun and horror in true them park style - with a generous nod to the tech-heads with robots abound!

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