Utopia

Utopia

A Novel

Book - 2002
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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.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Doubleday, c2002
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780345455208
9780385506687
0385506686
Branch Call Number: FIC Child
Characteristics: viii, 385 p. : ill

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rahmmie
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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