The thrilling international bestseller from Australia's favourite novelist, Matthew Reilly, author of The Tournament and Ice Station
"Reilly hurls readers into an adrenaline-drenched thrill ride ... impossible to put down." Orlando Sentinel
"Reilly ... can inspire awe. Speed demons, take note." Publishers Weekly
The New York State Library. A silent sanctuary of knowledge; a 100-year-old labyrinth of towering bookcases, narrow aisles and spiralling staircases. For Doctor Stephen Swain and his eight-year-old daughter, Holly, it is the site of a nightmare.
For one night, the State Library is to be the venue for a contest. A contest in which Stephen 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, Swain is plunged into a terrifying fight for survival. He can choose to run, to hide or to fight - but if he wants to live, he has to win. Because in a contest like this, unless you leave as the victor, you do not leave at all.
"Swain is clever, resourceful, and quick. The action is non-stop ... this slam-bang story is great, good fun, and thoroughly entertaining." Tulsa World
Fans of Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy and Michael Crichton will love Matthew Reilly.