Contest

Contest

Book - 2003 | 1st U.S. ed.
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Baker & Taylor
Unwittingly entered into a dangerous contest along with his young daughter, doctor Stephen Swain is placed into the labyrinth of the New York Public Library from which only one of seven contestants will emerge alive.

McMillan Palgrave
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.


Blackwell North Amer
The New York Public Library. A silent sanctuary of knowledge: a one-hundred-year-old labyrinth of towering bookcases, narrow aisles, and long marble hallways. For Dr. 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 terms 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.

Baker
& Taylor

Unwittingly entered into a dangerous contest along with his young daughter, doctor Stephen Swain is placed into the labyrinth of the New York Public Library from which only one of seven contestants will emerge alive. 75,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2003.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780312286255
0312286252
Characteristics: x, 334 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

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gusmcrae
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.

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rahmmie
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

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Bellauch
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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