Utopia: A Novel

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Doubleday, 2002 - Fiction - 385 pages
147 Reviews
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!

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Another great one by Lincoln Child, writing solo. - Goodreads
Gives away the plot. - Goodreads
A thrilling ride, pun intended, a decent page turner. - Goodreads
It's a fabulous techno-thriller and rip roaring yarn. - Goodreads
The science is lame, the writing no better. - Goodreads
Well written plot and characters. - Goodreads

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Starts out with an intriguing premise, but quickly to becomes predictable. An okay read. Read full review

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Utopia - what a wonderful surprise! It's a fabulous techno-thriller and rip roaring yarn. Perhaps the best of all standalone efforts by either author - and that is saying a lot. (That last exuberant ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
16
Section 2
22
Section 3
26
Section 4
35
Section 5
46
Section 6
50
Section 7
55
Section 8
101
Section 17
224
Section 18
231
Section 19
242
Section 20
244
Section 21
246
Section 22
284
Section 23
289
Section 24
302

Section 9
107
Section 10
114
Section 11
132
Section 12
135
Section 13
174
Section 14
183
Section 15
203
Section 16
221
Section 25
335
Section 26
338
Section 27
344
Section 28
348
Section 29
356
Section 30
359
Section 31
363
Copyright

About the author (2002)

LINCOLN CHILD is the coauthor, with Douglas Preston, of Relic, Riptide, The Cabinet of Curiosities, and other bestsellers. He lives with his wife and daughter in Morristown, New Jersey.

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