Utopia

Utopia

by Lincoln Child
4.1 20

Hardcover(1ST)

$22.95 $24.95 Save 8% Current price is $22.95, Original price is $24.95. You Save 8%.
View All Available Formats & Editions

Temporarily Out of Stock Online

Eligible for FREE SHIPPING

Overview

Utopia by Lincoln Child

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 Utopiawith 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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385506687
Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/24/2002
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.92(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.41(d)

About the Author

Lincoln Child is the author of Death Match, Deep Storm, Terminal Freeze, The Third Gate, and The Forgotten Room, as well as co-author, with Douglas Preston, of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including Blue Labyrinth, White Fire, Cold Vengeance, and Relic. He lives with his wife and daughter in Morristown, New Jersey.

Place of Birth:

Westport, Connecticut

Education:

B.A., Carleton College, 1979

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Utopia 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i thought this book was an amazing piece of work to help me escape the daily monontony. it was imaginative and fun. I couldn't put it down. i found myself wishing i was at the park waiting in line for a ride! i think Lincoln Child is an excellent author and have read several of his books.
WordCandie More than 1 year ago
This is a pretty quick read but I found that at times it moved too slowly for me. It seemed that the author was trying to impress the reader with unnecessary details and prose. This is a thriller and, in my opinion, ought to have focused more on the action and tension among the characters than on the reiteration of the past and relationships among them. The ideas and the story had the potential to be much more exciting than they played out in this story, and certain explanations became so wordy I had a hard time imagining what the author was describing. Overall I did enjoy this book because of the futuristic technologies described in the parks, but it is not one that will remain in my collection.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. The writing was top notch and the suspense was nail-biting. I really enjoyed how everything happened in less than a day...sort of like the tv show 24. Utopia itself sounds like a great amusement park, if only it weren't a fantasy!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked up Utopia on vacation last May, and I loved it from the opening pages. I've read many, many books in my twenty-two years of life, but Utopia ranks as my favorite, and one I will definitely enjoy for years to come. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a good, interesting read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The theme park that Child creates in this novel is one that I'd absolutely love to visit. Too bad it's imaginary! I constantly found myself referring to the theme park map in the front of the book to keep my perspective of Utopia straight. The story itself takes a back seat to the concept of the theme park, but it is compelling nonetheless. Despite a few cliche moments where I felt like I was watching 'Armageddon' or 'Deep Impact', I'd definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants to be transported to a terrific imaginary place and taken on quite an exciting ride.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I listened to the book on CD. It made my 5 hour car ride feel like 30 minutes. Very enjoyable book with a nice focus on techlogy, and still enough action to make it interesting....I hope they make a movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have not cared for any book by Preston/Child etc since 'The Relic.' Seems like rather harsh criticism but the Relic was an outstanding book. Utopia is still not up to the level of past endeavors but worth the time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book squeaked by with four stars because of Mr. Child's dazzling descriptions of a mind-blowing theme park. The characters are formulaic, right down to the meaner-than-dirt villain oozing evil charm (picture Michael Caine at his smarmy best, or worst, depending on your viewpoint). But who has time to develop depth of character with all those jaw-dropping rides and attractions to describe? The idea of malevolent people turning the park's own brilliant technology back on itself to create havoc is a good one - even better is the finale in which it's turned once again, this time for justly-deserved comeuppances. However, the story sometimes runs out of steam, perhaps due to the sheer weight of words...its length seems to dilute the suspense.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Even without cohort Preston, Mr. Child proves that he can conjure up a good thriller with the best of them. Getting away from the fantastic plots that have formed the basis for most of his collaborations, Mr. Child dips into the Crichton database for a more technical topic and does not disappoint. Thriller fans should gobble this one up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jurassic Park fans look out! There are a great deal of similarities between Utopia and Crichton¿s Jurassic Park. (No dinosaurs though). Utopia is a new modern amusement park with every innovation and thrill ride imaginable. I wish it existed I would love to visit. Things go wrong for a variety of reasons but to me the great strength of the novel is attention to detail and the knowledgeable descriptions of the behind the scenes working of a huge amusement park. Lincoln Child really did his homework on this one.