The long island Public Library. A silent sanctuary of data; a 100-year-old labyrinth of towering bookcases, slim aisles and lengthy marble hallways. For health professional Stephen Swain and his daughter, Holly, it's the website of a nightmare. simply because for one evening this historical construction is to be the venue for a competition. a competition during which Swain is to compete - no matter if he likes it or not.

The principles are uncomplicated: Seven contestants will input, just one will go away.

With his daughter in his fingers, Stephen Swain is plunged right into a terrifying struggle for survival. The stakes are excessive, the percentages brutal. He can decide to run, to conceal or to struggle - but when he desires to dwell, he has to win. For during this contest, except you permit because the victor, you don't depart at all.

Readers around the globe were cheering approximately Matthew Reilly’s lightning quickly event thrillers. Contest, the action-packed extravaganza that introduced this overseas bestselling occupation, is classic Reilly at his explosive best.

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A teleporter that we will use to get you domestic. ’ Selexin used to be momentarily silent because it all sunk in. ‘So what are we looking ahead to? ’ Holly acknowledged. ‘Nothing now,’ Swain acknowledged, grabbing Selexin’s shoulder, commencing to run. ‘Let’s locate it whereas we nonetheless have time. ’ James Marshall stood on the base of the ramp resulting in the parking zone. He used to be observing the grid of blue electrical energy stretched around the steel grille while his radio operator got here as much as him. ‘Sir? ’ ‘What is it? ’ Marshall didn’t flip round. prestige fee: 0:01:00 to De-electrification. Standby. ‘Sir, we’re no longer even getting a sign now. Commander Quaid’s radio is totally off the air. ’ Marshall bit his lip. The evening that had began with rather a lot promise used to be no longer panning out good in any respect. that they had already misplaced males contained in the library, destroyed one Radiation garage Unit, misplaced song of a bum who were visible through the southern wall of the library, and now had a construction that was once burning itself to the floor. And for what? Marshall suggestion. Jack shit, that’s what. that they had not anything to teach for his or her night’s paintings. no longer a unmarried fucking factor. And Marshall will be in charge. an excessive amount of used to be driving in this operation. Sigma department have been given whole authority in this topic and so they wanted whatever to teach for it. Christ, no longer lengthy earlier than, the recent York fireplace division had proven up in accordance with the entire explosions and the NSA had held them again. The construction was once the resource of a countrywide safeguard employer research, he’d stated. allow it burn. yet it’s a countrywide sign in construction. permit it burn. That wouldn’t move down good with the bosses upstairs. So now the location used to be transparent: if Marshall didn’t get something from this development, he may be the scapegoat. His profession now relied on what they discovered inside of that library. that they had to get anything. because it became out, Swain, Holly and Selexin didn’t need to run very some distance sooner than they discovered the teleporter. actually, they didn’t also have to look past the Stack. yet they nearly ignored it altogether. It was once merely Selexin’s willing eye that had stuck sight of a deviation in a single of the lengthy aisles of the Stack as that they had been zigzagging their means towards the floor’s crucial stairwell. prestige fee: 0:00:51 to De-electrification. ‘It’s so big,’ Holly acknowledged in awe. That was once an irony, Swain suggestion as he stood within the aisle and stared on the huge, immense computer. It seemed like a big, high-tech, steel-sided mobile sales space, with a tumbler door in its centre, and thick gray partitions that nearly reached to the ceiling. All of its edges were rounded off to provide it an elliptical form and a tremendous gray field sat at the ground beside it, attached to the teleporter through a thick black wire. Surrounding the enormous teleporter was once an ideal sphere of vacancy that have been minimize into the bookshelves and the ceiling round the significant desktop. The round gap within the air wherein this laptop had travelled had easily vaporised no matter what were status the following whilst it had arrived. ‘That’s a transportable generator,’ Selexin stated, pointing to the gray field.

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