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Contest by Matthew Reilly

Contest - Matthew Reilly

This was the first book Matthew Reilly published—before Ice Station and I must say I was rather disappointed. Don't get me wrong, it had all the usual MR elements (the non-stop action, thrills and chills galore...), but there was just something missing...The reality check.

Yeah, I know, the Scarecrow books also need quite a lot of suspension of disbelief, but at least the aforementioned Marine is trained to fight and he fights human enemies.

Steven Swain, hero of Contest is an M.E. and he fights aliens. Yes, you read correctly—he fights aliens in a seven-contestants contest held the New York Public Library. Seven contestants enter, only one will come out (maybe).

It was good, but it was a little too out there for me