New York Times" bestselling author Matthew Reilly' s thrillers have tantalized readers with their unique storylines and explosive suspense. Now in "Contest," Matthew Reilly raises the bar once again in his most clever and remarkable novel yet... " THE CONTEST: YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE COME TRUEDr. Stephen Swain has found himself locked in the after-hours darkness of the New York Public Library. It isn' t a mistake. He' s been entombed in the historic sanctuary for a reason-- as the guest of an unknown host, chosen for a night of fun and games. He' s unprepared. He' s afraid. And he' s not alone. THE RULE: KILL ANYTHING THAT MOVES Six other contestants roam the black halls, room by room, floor by floor, in the dead silence. Each strapped with an explosive set to detonate should they escape before the night is over. The terms are simple: seven players enter-- only one will leave. THE REWARD: YOUR LIFE Now Swain must navigate the labyrinth to outwit the unknown moves of his mysterious opponents, and to outlast the unimaginable dangers that await him. Against insurmountable odds the contest has begun. Should he win, the greatest, most unfathomable terror lies at the night' s end: the very reason behind the game... " Reilly hurls readers into an adrenaline-drenched thrill ride... impossible to put down." -- "Orlando"" Sentinel" "" " Swain is clever, resourceful, and quick. The action is non-stop... this slam-bang story is great, good fun, and thoroughly entertaining." --"Tulsa"" World"Reilly, Matthew is the author of 'Contest ', published 2005 under ISBN 9780312990046 and ISBN 0312990049.