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Short Description for Contest From the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Scarecrow" comes an action-packed novel about a doctor and his daughter trapped in New York's Public Library by a contest with a fatal outcome. Martin's Press.
- Published: 01 January 2006
- Format: Paperback 424 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780312990046 ISBN 10: 0312990049
- Sales rank: 7,774
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THE CONTEST: YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE COME TRUE Dr. 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. 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. 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