Utopia

Utopia

Book - 2002
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Random House, Inc.
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!

Baker & Taylor
Utopia, a state-of-the-art theme park featuring a dazzling array of high-tech computers, robotics, and futuristic holograms, becomes the scene of a confrontation between Dr. Andrew Warne, the computer engineer who designed much of the park's wizardry, and a ruthless gang of criminals who are holding the park's thousands of visitors hostage to their demands. 75,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
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 rollercoaster 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.

Baker
& Taylor

Utopia, a theme park featuring high-tech computers and robotics, becomes the scene of a confrontation between the engineer who designed the park's wizardry and a gang of criminals who are holding the park's visitors hostage to their demands.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2002
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780385506687
0385506686
Branch Call Number: FIC Child, L 2002
Characteristics: viii, 385 pages ; 24 cm
Audience: Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.7 23.0 74974

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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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