The New York State Library looms as a silent sanctuary of
knowledge: a hundred-year-old labyrinth of towering bookcases,
narrow aisles, and spiral staircases. But for Dr Stephen Swain and
his eight-year-old daughter Holly it is a place of nightmare.
Because, for just one night, this historic building is to become
the venue for a horrifying contest, a contest in which Swain must
compete, whether he likes it or not. The rules of the challenge are