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Death Match, is a 2004 horror novel by American author Lincoln Child. It is his second solo novel.

Death Match, is a 2004 horror novel by American author Lincoln Child. In it, he takes a cursory glance at the world of electronic matchmaking, and takes it to its natural technological conclusion-for a substantial sum of money, the computer will locate a 'perfect match' for anyone. Every once in a rare while, the most perfect of 'perfect' matches ('supercouples, of 100% compatibility) is located. Then tragedy suddenly strikes

Lincoln Child (October 13, 1957) is an American author of techno-thriller and horror novels.

Lincoln Child (October 13, 1957) is an American author of techno-thriller and horror novels. Though he is most well known for his collaborations with Douglas Preston (including the Agent Pendergast series and the Gideon Crew series, among others), he has also written seven solo novels, including the Jeremy Logan series. Over twenty of the collaborative novels and most of his solo novels have become New York Times bestsellers, some reaching the position.

I generally pass on novels with multiple authors

I generally pass on novels with multiple authors. However, the Douglas Preston/Lincoln Child partnership is a mystery to me. Together, their trashy airport thrillers are actually not bad at all for the genre. Yet on their own, these guys deserve a special section in the Dan Brown wing of the Museum of God-Awful American Writing.

Hardcover Paperback Kindle. He also tends to write with the author Douglas Preston and, not only that, a motion-picture of one of his novels, ‘Relic’, has been made. Early and Personal Life. Having penned over seventeen novels to date, Lincoln Child holds for himself an impressive resume. Their first book together, ‘Relic’, was published in 1995 by Tor Books and received much praise and critical acclaim.

Death Match (Child novel). The Obsidian Chamber is a thriller novel by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. The book was released on October 18, 2016 by Grand Central Publishing and is the sixteenth book in the Special Agent Pendergast series. City of Endless Night. City of Endless Night is a thriller novel by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. The book was released on January 16, 2018 by Grand Central Publishing. This is the seventeenth book in the Special Agent Pendergast series.

Also by Lincoln Child. Last, I want to thank those without whom my novels could never exist: my wife, Luchie; my daughter, Veronica; my parents, Bill and Nancy; and my siblings, Doug and Cynthia. It goes without saying that the characters, corporations, events, locales, entities, pharmaceutical products, psychological apparatus, governmental bodies, computing devices, and the rest of the clay out of which this novel was fashioned are all fictitious, or are used fictitiously. The Eden Incorporated of this book-though it may exist some day-is at present a caprice of my imagination.

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This story involves a central theme of many books. If you could create a machine that.

With tremendous imagination and skill, master thriller-writer Lincoln Child renders a setting too frighteningly believable not to be real. Infused with relentless suspense and a riveting pace, DEATH MATCH is Child at his best. This story involves a central theme of many books.

Lewis and Lindsay Thorpe were the perfect couple: young, attractive, and ideally matched. But the veil of perfection can mask many blemishes. When the Thorpes are found dead in their tasteful Flagstaff living room (having committed double suicide), alarms go off in the towering Manhattan offices ofEden Incorporated, the high-tech matchmaking company whose spectacular success, and legendary secrecy, has inspired awe around the world. The Thorpes, few people knew, were more than the quintessential happy couple – they were Eden’s first perfect match.A short time later, Christopher Lash, a gifted former FBI forensic psychologist, receives an urgent plea from Eden to perform a quick – and quiet – investigation into the deaths. Lash’s psychological autopsy reveals nothing suspicious, but inadvertently dredges up the memories of a searing personal tragedy he has kept at bay for years. The situation changes suddenly when a second Eden couple is found dead -- by all appearances, another double suicide. Now Eden – particularly Richard Silver, the company’s brilliant and reclusive founder – has no choice but to grant Lash unprecedented access to its most guarded secrets if he is to have any chance of determining what is going wrong. The hidden world he discovers is a stunning labyrinth of artificial intelligence, creative genius, and a melding of technology that does indeed, to Lash’s surprise, deliver on Eden’s promise to its clients: the guarantee of a perfect, lifelong mate. But Lash’s involvement in the investigation becomes more personal and dangerous than he could have imagined, nearly as soon as it begins.With tremendous imagination and skill, master thriller-writer Lincoln Child renders a setting too frighteningly believable not to be real. Infused with relentless suspense and a riveting pace, DEATH MATCH is Child at his best.

Death Match: A Novel (Child, Lincoln) epub download

ISBN13: 978-0385506700

ISBN: 0385506708

Author: Lincoln Child

Category: Mystery and Thriller

Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense

Language: English

Publisher: Doubleday (May 4, 2004)

Pages: 368 pages

ePUB size: 1799 kb

FB2 size: 1253 kb

Rating: 4.8

Votes: 445

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Malaris
I enjoyed this book, but this theme has been done so often that it was predictable almost from the first chapter. It is certainly a different twist on the sentient computer theme, and well written, but still a somewhat tired theme. I like this author and have read many if not all of his books. Of course this is from my perspective, maybe you have not read many books about computers becoming self-aware and recking havoc. It is worth a read.
Malaris
I enjoyed this book, but this theme has been done so often that it was predictable almost from the first chapter. It is certainly a different twist on the sentient computer theme, and well written, but still a somewhat tired theme. I like this author and have read many if not all of his books. Of course this is from my perspective, maybe you have not read many books about computers becoming self-aware and recking havoc. It is worth a read.
Ieslyaenn
What a fun, imaginative, suspenseful ride this novel was. I loved it. I am not usually a fan of science fiction type books buth this novel is an excellent mix of suspense thiller and techno thriller. The premise is extremely intriguing and gives the book the great plot it needs to succeed.

We have Eden, Inc. a highly developed matchmaking service - it uses high tech artificial intelligence to try to match people on up to 1 million separate pieces of criteria. It is expensive, very popular and succesful. People are finding their soul mates. But 2 "super couples" have committed double suicide. A "super couple" is a couple that matches on all 1 million pieces of criteria. The deaths are a problem and Eden, Inc. needs help so they call in Chris Lass, a psychologist on marital relationships who used to work for the FBI. He is given all he needs to try to figure out why these couples are killing themselves - or are they?

This novel is excellent escape fiction. Many have given it 4 stars saying that the ending was predictable or not believable. What I love about this book is just that. It is not reality based. But it is so expertly, intelligently written that we get caught up in Eden, Inc. and their computerized matchmaking. We go into another world and it is exciting. The characters are superbly developed. None of them are thin or caricatures. They are all fully developed and carefully crafted just as Eden is detailed to expert precision. Some characters you will root for, some you will hate, some will surprise you.

The suspense starts at the beginning and never lets up. Someone is not happy with Chris Lass looking into the working of Eden and they start causing serious problems for him. The journey Chris goes on and how expertly we are made a part of it is what carries this novel. The ending may be a little over the top but for me it followed the rest of the book and was very satisfying.

I highly recommend this book for intelligent, well crafted escape fiction. The suspense is awesome and you will be on the edge of your seat.
Ieslyaenn
What a fun, imaginative, suspenseful ride this novel was. I loved it. I am not usually a fan of science fiction type books buth this novel is an excellent mix of suspense thiller and techno thriller. The premise is extremely intriguing and gives the book the great plot it needs to succeed.

We have Eden, Inc. a highly developed matchmaking service - it uses high tech artificial intelligence to try to match people on up to 1 million separate pieces of criteria. It is expensive, very popular and succesful. People are finding their soul mates. But 2 "super couples" have committed double suicide. A "super couple" is a couple that matches on all 1 million pieces of criteria. The deaths are a problem and Eden, Inc. needs help so they call in Chris Lass, a psychologist on marital relationships who used to work for the FBI. He is given all he needs to try to figure out why these couples are killing themselves - or are they?

This novel is excellent escape fiction. Many have given it 4 stars saying that the ending was predictable or not believable. What I love about this book is just that. It is not reality based. But it is so expertly, intelligently written that we get caught up in Eden, Inc. and their computerized matchmaking. We go into another world and it is exciting. The characters are superbly developed. None of them are thin or caricatures. They are all fully developed and carefully crafted just as Eden is detailed to expert precision. Some characters you will root for, some you will hate, some will surprise you.

The suspense starts at the beginning and never lets up. Someone is not happy with Chris Lass looking into the working of Eden and they start causing serious problems for him. The journey Chris goes on and how expertly we are made a part of it is what carries this novel. The ending may be a little over the top but for me it followed the rest of the book and was very satisfying.

I highly recommend this book for intelligent, well crafted escape fiction. The suspense is awesome and you will be on the edge of your seat.
lets go baby
For a summary of the book, see the editorial reviews above. Having read all the Preston/Child books and a few by each author's solo efforts, I can honestly say it's hard to tell the difference between the two. Child appears to grasp the technical intricacies of many subjects, while Preston has a handle on archeology and history. Then I'll read another book by either one and my opinion shifts again. It's almost as if they are the same person.

In this book, Child pulls out all the stops to make geek-speak (computer lingo) extremely easy to grasp, though some of his literary allusions can fall flat. The one thing they both have in common are white-knuckle reads set to improbable scenarios with intelligent characters and involving plot lines.

This book is no exception. I was up quite late on many a night and had to force myself to put it down so I could get to bed at a reasonable hour. My only complaint is this: the type size in the paperback edition is tiny! I have 20/20 vision, both near and far, and found myself squinting or losing my place on the page. The publisher, in the next print run, needs to seriously consider bumping up the font size a point or changing to a more readable font altogether. I think it's garamond which is notoriously hard to read at small sizes. Whatever the case, it was very frustrating and I almost considered going to the local drugstore and getting granny glasses for reading!

So if that is not a big deal, or you have a Kindle, I implore you to read this great thrill ride of a book! It's timely, smart, funny, and will remind you of a few dating services currently in existence. That's when you'll get a chill.
lets go baby
For a summary of the book, see the editorial reviews above. Having read all the Preston/Child books and a few by each author's solo efforts, I can honestly say it's hard to tell the difference between the two. Child appears to grasp the technical intricacies of many subjects, while Preston has a handle on archeology and history. Then I'll read another book by either one and my opinion shifts again. It's almost as if they are the same person.

In this book, Child pulls out all the stops to make geek-speak (computer lingo) extremely easy to grasp, though some of his literary allusions can fall flat. The one thing they both have in common are white-knuckle reads set to improbable scenarios with intelligent characters and involving plot lines.

This book is no exception. I was up quite late on many a night and had to force myself to put it down so I could get to bed at a reasonable hour. My only complaint is this: the type size in the paperback edition is tiny! I have 20/20 vision, both near and far, and found myself squinting or losing my place on the page. The publisher, in the next print run, needs to seriously consider bumping up the font size a point or changing to a more readable font altogether. I think it's garamond which is notoriously hard to read at small sizes. Whatever the case, it was very frustrating and I almost considered going to the local drugstore and getting granny glasses for reading!

So if that is not a big deal, or you have a Kindle, I implore you to read this great thrill ride of a book! It's timely, smart, funny, and will remind you of a few dating services currently in existence. That's when you'll get a chill.
Sardleem
I'm an avid fan of Lincoln Child. I believe I have read all of his and his often-partner Preston's books. I circled back and decided to read Death Match. I had mixed feelings on the book. At times it sucked me in but about two-thirds in I found it easier to put down. It may have been that the ending was rather obvious or maybe that the story seemed to drift sideways at times with loosely coupled characters and side stories.

All in all a good book for me but not great.
Sardleem
I'm an avid fan of Lincoln Child. I believe I have read all of his and his often-partner Preston's books. I circled back and decided to read Death Match. I had mixed feelings on the book. At times it sucked me in but about two-thirds in I found it easier to put down. It may have been that the ending was rather obvious or maybe that the story seemed to drift sideways at times with loosely coupled characters and side stories.

All in all a good book for me but not great.