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Utopia: A Novel

Format:  Paperback,

464 pages

Publisher: Random House

Publish Date: Dec 2003

ISBN-13: 9780345455208

ISBN-10: 0345455207

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Fasten your seat belts-the white-knuckle thrills at Utopia, the world's most fantastic theme park, escalate to nightmare proportions in this intricately imagined techno-thriller by "New York Times "bestselling author Lincoln Child.
Rising out of the stony canyons of Nevada, Utopia is a world on the cutting edge of technology. A theme park attracting 65,000 visitors each day, its dazzling array of robots and futuristic holograms make it a worldwide sensation. But ominous mishaps are beginning to disrupt the once flawless technology. A friendly robot goes haywire, causing panic, and a popular roller coaster malfunctions, nearly killing a teenaged rider. Dr. Andrew Warne, the brilliant computer engineer who designed much of the park's robotics, is summoned from the East Coast to get things back on track.
On the day Warne arrives, however, Utopia is caught in the grip of something far more sinister. A group of ruthless criminals has infiltrated the park's computerized infrastructure, giving them complete access to all of Utopia's attractions and systems. Their communication begins with a simple and dire warning: If their demands are met, none of the 65,000 people in the park that day will ever know they were there; if not, chaos will descend, and every man, woman, and child will become a target. As one of the brains behind Utopia, Warne finds himself thrust into a role he never imagined-trying to save the lives of thousands of innocent people. And as the minutes tick away, Warne's struggle to outsmart his opponents grows ever more urgent, for his only daughter is among the unsuspecting crowds in the park.
Lincoln Child evokes the technological wonders of Utopia with such skill and precision it is hard to believe the park exists only in the pages of this extraordinary book. Like "Jurassic Park," "Utopia" sweeps readers into a make-believe world of riveting suspense, technology, and adventure.
UTOPIA -- Where technology dazzles-and then turns deadly

"From the Hardcover edition."

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Publisher: Random House
Publish Date: Dec 2003
ISBN-13: 9780345455208
ISBN-10: 0345455207
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 464
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.5
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 4.0 x 8.5 x 1.0
Walmart No.: 0345455207

About the author

Biography of Child, Lincoln

Lincoln Child was born in Westport, Connecticut in 1957. He received a degree in English from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. After graduation, he obtained a position as an editorial assistant at St. Martin's Press and eventually became a full editor in 1984. While at St. Martin's Press, he assembled several collections of ghost and horror stories including Dark Company (1984) and Dark Banquet (1985). In 1987, he left St.

Martin's Press for a job at MetLife and began writing. He has co-written numerous books with Douglas Preston including Relic, Riptide, Thunderhead, The Wheel of Darkness, Cemetery Dance, and Gideon's Corpse. In 2003, he published his first solo novel entitled Utopia and has since written several others including Death Match and Deep Storm. He made The New York Times Best Seller List twice in 2012 with his title's The Third Gate and his title Two Graves written with Douglas Preston.

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Review by Library Journal (2002-08-12)

Child departs from Douglas Preston, his coconspirator on books like Relic, to craft this creepy tale of trouble at a tech no theme park. Criminals take over the computer system and threaten bloody havoc if their demands aren't met. Can computer genius Dr. Andrew Warne save the day?

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