I picked this up because I really like the collaborative works between Lincoln Child and Preston Douglas. However, I was very disappointed in this story. There was lots of description of the theme park but little depth in the characters and an extremely thin plot with almost laughable situations. Do yourself a favor and steer clear of this one. Whoever the reviewers are who enjoyed this book must have read a different book with the same title. I will continue to read the works written in collaboration with Mr. Douglas, however.
This was the first book I've read written by Lincoln Child by himself. I found it to be exciting. I found it hard to put down to tend to real life's requirements.
Visit a unique amusement park in the sesert run by robots. But what happens when they go out of control? Lincoln Child keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Whee! Fun ride, it kept me up all night.
Read like a made-for-TV movie. Predictable plot, shallow characters and cheesey dialog.
Great book. Keeps you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end.
My brother in law passed this along - he said it was too scary to read on an amusement park vacation!
Despite a series of serious technological problems, a massive, futuristic theme park called Utopia continues its daily business of entertaining tens of thousands of people. Until, that is, the park is seized by criminals who have hacked into the park's complex computer system, threatening the lives of everyone unlucky enough to visit that day
O.K, once you get into it.
Great read if you like techno-thrillers. Lincoln Child is a co-author of many horror thrillers including Relic, Reliquary, Cabinet of Curiosities
This solo run is well done and riveting!
Well I have found yet another writer that I absolutely LOVE. This book packs a little romantic stress, a lot of covert action AND an absolutely phenomenal concept for the theme park of the future out near, where else?, Las Vegas. Loved it. Ordering another book by him right now. Another action packed book by a great writer and characters you would like to meet.......or NOT!
Excellent book, very exciting and unique.
Taught thriller that takes place in a futuristic amusement park. Overall I really enjoyed this one -- especially the descriptions of the park itself that utilized robotics and holograms as part of its 4 worlds. This was a great combination of science fiction and techno-thriller. I've read a couple of books by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child that I have enjoyed. This is the first I've read by Child on his own and would definitely recommend it. I have several more Preston/Child novels on my TBR shelf that I hope to get to soon.
Rising out of the stony canyons of Nevada, Utopia is a place known for its cutting-edge robots, awe-inspiring holographics, and white-knuckle thrills. Attracting 65,000 visitors each day, it embodies a new generation of entertainment. But serious mishaps are beginning to disrupt the once-flawless technology. A friendly robot goes haywire, causing panic in the crowds, 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 finds itself caught in the grip of something far more sinister. A group of ruthless mercenaries have infiltrated the park's computerized infrastructure, gaining complete control over all its systems. Their communication begins with a simple and dire warning: if their demands are met, none of the park's visitors that day will ever know they were there; if not. chaos will descend on Utopia and every man, woman, and child will become a target. Warne finds himself thrust into a role he never imagined - using his expertise to try to protect the lives of thousands of innocent people. As the minutes tick away, Warne's struggle to outsmart his opponents becomes more urgent - for his only daughter is among the unsuspecting crowd in the park.
With hair-raising thrills and heart-stopping twists, Lincoln Child evokes the technological wonders of Utopia with such skill and precision it is hard to believe that the park exists only in the pages of this extraordinary book.