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UNSOLVED: One specific book > Science Fiction, possibly Young Reader Earth's representative in fight to the death against aliens in public library

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message 1: by Barry (last edited Aug 04, 2018 12:35AM) (new)

Barry (sirtwist2) | 5 comments Greetings,
I am looking for a book about a guy who wakes up in a library, possibly the main location for the New York City Public Library. He is possibly older teens or young to mid twenties. He discovers he is Earths' candidate in a fight to the death against representatives of multiple alien civilizations. He may have a animal companion. He also has some way of getting info about what's going on, possibly some kind of flying computer? I think I read it in the early 2000, I don't think it was very old at that time, possibly late 1990s or early 2000.

Thanks for any help!


message 2: by kelgar01 (new)

kelgar01 | 183 comments Matthew Reilly has the book Contest which is about a man in a library fighting aliens.


message 3: by Kris (new)

Kris | 34332 comments Mod
kelgar01's suggestion of Contest by Matthew Reilly also came to mind. The guy is a doctor and he's trapped in the library with his young daughter Holly.


message 4: by Barry (new)

Barry (sirtwist2) | 5 comments Sounds right, except I don’t remember his daughter!

Thanks for the responses!


message 5: by Kris (last edited Aug 05, 2018 07:20AM) (new)

Kris | 34332 comments Mod
Hmm, I wonder if Contest by Matthew Reilly is your book. His young daughter is a prominent character.

Here's the Google Books preview - https://books.google.ca/books?id=Co0U... There are different cover images.

Should we mark your request as Solved, Possibly Solved, or Unsolved?


message 6: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (last edited Oct 13, 2021 07:09PM) (new)

Lobstergirl | 38140 comments Mod
Barry, are you still looking for this? Or....did you find it? Was it "Contest"? This definitely sounds like Contest. I read it about 2 years ago and I had almost forgotten the daughter too.


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