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From the author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes this extraordinary thriller about airline safety, business intrigue, and a deadly cover-up. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "The pacing is fast, the suspense nonstop."--People At a moment when the issue of safety and death in the skies is paramount in the public mind, a lethal midair disaster aboard a commercial twin-jet airliner flying from Hong Kong to Denver triggers a pressured and frantic investigation in which the greatest casualty may be the truth. "A one-sitting read that will cause a lifetime of white-knuckled nightmares."--The Philaelphia Inquirer "The ultimate thriller . . . [Crichton's] stories are always page-turners of the highest order. . . . [Airframe] moves like a firehouse dog chasing a red truck."--The Denver Post "Dramatically vivid."--The New York Times
Un accidente en el espacio desencadena la tragedia Cuatro científicos estadounidenses, escogidos por sus logros en microbiología, patología, epidemiología y química electrolítica han sido convocados sin saber por qué y con la máxima urgencia a un laboratorio secreto que el Proyecto Wildfire esconde bajo tierra en el desierto de Nevada. Allí, rodeados por los más sofisticados equipos informáticos y sin poder comunicarse con el exterior, excepto por una línea directa con la oficina de Seguridad Nacional, trabajan para combatir la amenaza de una epidemia mundial. Han de encontrar un antídoto contra un microorganismo desconocido que ha matado a todos los habitantes excepto a un anciano y un bebé de un pequeño pueblo de Arizona, donde un satélite ha sido recuperado. Cuando una rotura en el sello que aísla el laboratorio libera la microbacteria, su ya desesperada búsqueda de una respuesta médica se unirá a una frenética carrera para impedir el fin del mundo. Con su fuerza narrativa, el suspense y los conocimientos científicos que atesora, La amenaza de Andrómeda coloca al lector ante una trama que une la investigación espacial a los más altos secretos de estado. Reseña: «Un suspense trepidante... Una experiencia terrorífica.» The Pittsburgh Press
From the author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes a captivating thriller about a deadly extraterrestrial microorganism, which threatens to annihilate human life. Five prominent biophysicists have warned the United States government that sterilization procedures for returning space probes may be inadequate to guarantee uncontaminated re-entry to the atmosphere. Two years later, a probe satellite falls to the earth and lands in a desolate region of northeastern Arizona. Nearby, in the town of Piedmont, bodies lie heaped and flung across the ground, faces locked in frozen surprise. What could cause such shock and fear? The terror has begun, and there is no telling where it will end.
When a nerve gas shipment goes missing, the nation's fate hangs in the balanceJohn Graves is a State Department intelligence agent who made his name on the front lines of the Cold War. Since then, he's been transferred to domestic work, and his love for the job has withered away. All that sustains him is the hunt for John Wright--a crazed millionaire who is about to unleash the greatest domestic threat Graves's agency has ever faced.When seven mobsters rob a U.S. Army train in the middle of the Utah desert and make off with half a ton of the deadliest nerve gas known to man, Graves believes that Wright is involved. His plan: to detonate the weapon in San Diego during the Republican National Convention--an attack that would kill more than one million Americans, including the president. Stopping Wright will take more than police work. It is a chess match between agent and madman, and for Graves, checkmate is not an option. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Michael Crichton including rare images from the author's estate.
When one doctor is accused of murder, it takes another to set him free In the tightly knit world of Boston medicine, the Randall family reigns supreme. When heart surgeon J. D. Randall's teenage daughter dies during a botched abortion, the medical community threatens to explode. Was it malpractice? A violation of the Hippocratic Oath? Or was Karen Randall murdered in cold blood? <P><P> The natural suspect is Arthur Lee, a brilliant surgeon and known abortionist, who has been carrying out the illegal procedure with the help of pathologist John Berry. After Karen dies, Lee is thrown in jail on a murder charge, and only Berry can prove his friend wasn't the one who wielded the scalpel. Behind this gruesome death, Berry will uncover a secret that would shock even the most hardened pathologist. <P> This ebook features an illustrated biography of Michael Crichton including rare images from the author's estate.<P> Winner of the Edgar Award
From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes a gripping thriller about the shocking demise of eight American geologists in the darkest region of the Congo. Deep in the African rain forest, near the ruins of the Lost City of Zinj, a field expedition is brutally killed. At the Houston-based Earth Resources Technology Services, Inc., a horrified supervisor watches a gruesome video transmission of that ill-fated group and sees a haunting, grainy, man-like blur moving amongst the bodies. In San Francisco, an extraordinary gorilla named Amy, who has a 620-sign vocabulary, may hold the secret to that fierce carnage. Immediately, a new expedition is sent to the Congo with Amy in tow, descending into a secret, forbidden world where the only escape may be through the grisliest death.
To rescue his girlfriend, a weed dealer scraps for a scoreThe suitcase looks like a standard weekend bag. But like the man who carries it, it isn't what it seems. Lined with tinfoil to mask the smell, it is a smuggler's bag and will soon be filled to the brim with marijuana bricks.The smuggler is a Harvard student who has come to California to make his fortune. He hopes to score not just with his connection but with his new girlfriend, a Golden State beauty with an appetite for fine weed. When the deal goes south, she takes the fall, and a crooked FBI agent swipes half the stash. To free his girl, this pothead will have to make the deal of a lifetime. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Michael Crichton including rare images from the author's estate.
From the author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes an electrifying thriller in which a shocking accusation of sexual harassment triggers a gripping psychological game of cat and mouse and threatens to derail a brilliant career. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "A fresh and provocative story."--People An up-and-coming executive at the computer firm DigiCom, Tom Sanders is a man whose corporate future is certain. But after a closed-door meeting with his new boss--a woman who is his former lover and has been promoted to the position he expected to have--Sanders finds himself caught in a nightmarish web of deceit in which he is branded the villain. As Sanders scrambles to defend himself, he uncovers an electronic trail into the company's secrets--and begins to grasp that a cynical and manipulative scheme has been devised to bring him down. "Crichton writes superbly. . . . The excitement rises with each page."--Chicago Tribune "A heart-stop story running on several tracks at once. Disclosure is up to [Crichton's] usual locomotive speed."--The Boston Globe "Expertly crafted, ingenious and absorbing."--The Philadelphia Inquirer
To uncover the secrets of a superdrug, a doctor must go undercover and risk it all . . .When a Hell's Angel is thrown from his bike at 110 miles per hour, he should probably end up in the morgue. But this Angel survives his crash without a scratch, and ends up sleeping peacefully in the hospital. When Dr. Roger Clark inspects him, he finds only one defect: blue urine. Similar reports start to trickle in from hospitals upstate. It seems that a strange new drug is sending people into comas, and only Clark can unravel its mystery.His search for answers takes him on the strangest trip of his life, into a place called "Eden," which looks like paradise, but feels like hell.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Michael Crichton including rare images from the author's estate.
When he finds clues to an ancient treasure, an Egyptologist plans a very modern heistBrilliant Egyptologist Harold Barnaby has discovered a message hidden inside a particularly difficult set of hieroglyphics. It just may lead him to a secret tomb holding the greatest riches of the ancient world. Barnaby could put his name to the most fantastic archaeological find of the century. But he doesn't just want to dig it up. He wants to steal it.With the help of a smuggler, a thief, and an English lord, he plans his heist. They find that tomb raiding is trickier than they thought, and those who steal from dead Egyptians face dangers worse than a mummy's ancient curse.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Michael Crichton including rare images from the author's estate.
From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes an epic tale of unspeakable horror. It is 922 A.D. The refined Arab courtier Ibn Fadlan is accompanying a party of Viking warriors back to their home. He is appalled by their customs--the gratuitous sexuality of their women, their disregard for cleanliness, and their cold-blooded sacrifices. As they enter the frozen, forbidden landscape of the North--where the day's length does not equal the night's, where after sunset the sky burns in streaks of color--Fadlan soon discovers that he has been unwillingly enlisted to combat the terrors in the night that come to slaughter the Vikings, the monsters of the mist that devour human flesh. But just how he will do it, Fadlan has no idea.
Estado de miedo es una novela de denuncia que ya está causando mucha polémica en EEUU e Inglaterra. Michael Crichton dedicó tres años a la investigación de los datos y cifras que nos facilitan los investigadores científicos sobre el calentamiento global de la tierra, lo que llamamos el efecto invernadero. Cuestiona y descarta muchos de ellos. Según Crichton no hay pruebas claras de calentamiento global. Afirma que hay organizaciones que manipulan datos para probar lo que a ellos les interesa. Además hay personas dispuestas a convertirse en activistas, en ecoterroristas, incluso a provocar catástrofes para publicitar su causa y "confirmar" sus predicciones. La novela es un thriller poderoso, convincente, fascinante y muy ágil. La historia es ficción pura pero lo que hay detrás es todo verdadero. Para apoyar su tesis incluye al final del libro apéndices y una bibliografía amplísima que demuestran la seriedad y profundidad de la investigación.
Non-fictional look at 5 patients at a Massachusetts hospital, when Crichton was a medical student at Harvard.
To recover a sunken yacht, a diver must enter the world's most dangerous watersThe Grave Descend lies under more than sixty feet of clear blue Caribbean water, guarded by a coral reef and schools of hungry hammerhead sharks. Raising it would be a near-impossible task, but James McGregor is suited to the impossible. An expert diver, he makes his living exploring sunken ships. But there's something strange about the wreck of the Grave Descend.How did she sink? Why do none of the survivors tell the same story? And what was the cargo inside her hull? To answer these questions, McGregor will have to contend with the deadliest sharks around--both underwater and on land. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Michael Crichton including rare images from the author's estate.
From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes an enthralling novel about Victorian London's most notorious gold heist. London, 1855, when lavish wealth and appalling poverty exist side by side, one mysterious man navigates both worlds with perfect ease. Edward Pierce preys on the most prominent of the well-to-do as he cunningly orchestrates the crime of his century. Who would suspect that a gentleman of breeding could mastermind the extraordinary robbery aboard the pride of England's industrial era, the mighty steam locomotive? Based on fact, but studded with all the suspense and style of fiction, here is a classic historical thriller, set a decade before the age of dynamite--yet nonetheless explosive...
An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind's most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them--for a price.<P><P> Until something goes wrong...<P> In Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton taps all his mesmerizing talent and scientific brilliance to create his most electrifying technothriller.<P> Advisory: Bookshare has learned that this book offers only partial accessibility. We have kept it in the collection because it is useful for some of our members. To explore further access options with us, please contact us through the Book Quality link on the right sidebar. Benetech is actively working on projects to improve accessibility issues such as these.
From the author of Timeline, Sphere, and Congo comes the sequel to the smash-hit Jurassic Park, a thriller that's been millions of years in the making. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Fast and gripping."--The Washington Post Book World It is now six years since the secret disaster at Jurassic Park, six years since the extraordinary dream of science and imagination came to a crashing end--the dinosaurs destroyed, the park dismantled, and the island indefinitely closed to the public. There are rumors that something has survived. . . . "Harrowing thrills . . . fast-paced and engaging."--People "A very scary read."--Entertainment Weekly "Action-packed."--New York Daily News "An edge-of-the-seat tale."--St. Petersburg Times
In Jurassic Park, he created a terrifying new world. Now, in Micro, Michael Crichton reveals a universe too small to see and too dangerous to ignore.In a locked Honolulu office building, three men are found dead with no sign of struggle except for the ultrafine, razor-sharp cuts covering their bodies. The only clue left behind is a tiny bladed robot, nearly invisible to the human eye.In the lush forests of Oahu, groundbreaking technology has ushered in a revolutionary era of biological prospecting. Trillions of microorganisms, tens of thousands of bacteria species, are being discovered; they are feeding a search for priceless drugs and applications on a scale beyond anything previously imagined.In Cambridge, Massachusetts, seven graduate students at the forefront of their fields are recruited by a pioneering microbiology start-up. Nanigen MicroTechnologies dispatches the group to a mysterious lab in Hawaii, where they are promised access to tools that will open a whole new scientific frontier.But once in the Oahu rain forest, the scientists are thrust into a hostile wilderness that reveals profound and surprising dangers at every turn. Armed only with their knowledge of the natural world, they find themselves prey to a technology of radical and unbridled power. To survive, they must harness the inherent forces of nature itself.An instant classic, Micro pits nature against technology in vintage Crichton fashion. Completed by visionary science writer Richard Preston, this boundary-pushing thriller melds scientific fact with pulse-pounding fiction to create yet another masterpiece of sophisticated, cutting-edge entertainment.
It is now six years since the secret disaster at Jurassic Park, six years since the extraordinary dream of science and imagination came to a crashing end--the dinosaurs destroyed, the park dismantled, the island indefinitely closed to the public. There are rumors that something has survived. . . .
Is a loved one missing some body parts? Are blondes becoming extinct? Is everyone at your dinner table of the same species? Humans and chimpanzees differ in only 400 genes; is that why a chimp fetus resembles a human being? And should that worry us? There's a new genetic cure for drug addiction--is it worse than the disease? We live in a time of momentous scientific leaps, a time when it's possible to sell our eggs and sperm online for thousands of dollars and to test our spouses for genetic maladies.We live in a time when one fifth of all our genes are owned by someone else, and an unsuspecting person and his family can be pursued cross-country because they happen to have certain valuable genes within their chromosomes . . .Devilishly clever, Next blends fact and fiction into a breathless tale of a new world where nothing is what it seems and a set of new possibilities can open at every turn.Next challenges our sense of reality and notions of morality. Balancing the comic and the bizarre with the genuinely frightening and disturbing, Next shatters our assumptions and reveals shocking new choices where we least expect. The future is closer than you think.
They thought their daring hotel robbery scheme was airtight, but three men are about to learn that nothing is that simple at the Hotel Reina . . . To rob the finest resort in fascist Spain, three Americans need to blend in among the Mediterranean elite. And to do so, they will each need a gorgeous girl as cover. They find a depraved millionaire, a drug-addled nymphomaniac, and an assistant hotel manager who enjoys mingling with her handsome guests after hours. The would-be thieves have used an IBM supercomputer to plan the perfect heist. Their crime has been calculated to the last detail, with every possible contingency planned for, save one: the women. The Hotel Reina is crawling with femmes fatales, and these crooks will be lucky to escape with the shirts on their backs. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Michael Crichton including rare images from the author's estate.
En esta espectacular novela, los dinosaurios vuelven a conquistar la Tierra... En una isla remota, un grupo de hombres y mujeres emprende una carrera contra el tiempo para evitar un desastre mundial provocado por la desmedida ambición de comercializar la ingeniería genética. Pero todos los esfuerzos resultarán vanos cuando el inescrupuloso proyecto quede fuera de control y el mundo a merced de unas bestias monstruosas... Parque Jurásico, la novela más célebre de Michael Crichton y una de las más leídas en los últimos años, fue adaptada al cine con enorme éxito por Steven Spielberg. Reseña: «Una joya de la fantasía científica.» El País
From one of the best-loved authors of all time comes an irresistible adventure of swashbuckling pirates in the New World, a classic story of treasure and betrayal.The Caribbean, 1665. A remote colony of the English Crown, the island of Jamaica holds out against the vast supremacy of the Spanish empire. Port Royal, its capital, is a cutthroat town of taverns, grog shops, and bawdy houses. In this steamy climate there's a living to be made, a living that can end swiftly by disease--or by dagger. For Captain Charles Hunter, gold in Spanish hands is gold for the taking, and the law of the land rests with those ruthless enough to make it. Word in port is that the galleon El Trinidad, fresh from New Spain, is awaiting repairs in a nearby harbor. Heavily fortified, the impregnable harbor is guarded by the bloodthirsty Cazalla, a favorite commander of the Spanish king himself. With backing from a powerful ally, Hunter assembles a crew of ruffians to infiltrate the enemy outpost and commandeer El Trinidad, along with its fortune in Spanish gold. The raid is as perilous as the bloodiest tales of island legend, and Hunter will lose more than one man before he even sets foot on foreign shores, where dense jungle and the firepower of Spanish infantry stand between him and the treasure. . . .Pirate Latitudes is Michael Crichton at his best: a rollicking adventure tale pulsing with relentless action, crackling atmosphere, and heart-pounding suspense.
In the Nevada desert, an experiment has gone horribly wrong. A cloud of nanoparticles--micro-robots--has escaped from the laboratory. This cloud is self-sustaining and self-reproducing. It is intelligent and learns from experience. For all practical purposes, it is alive.It has been programmed as a predator. It is evolving swiftly, becoming more deadly with each passing hour.Every attempt to destroy it has failed.And we are the prey.
Del autor de Parque Jurásico, llega este extraordinario thriller sobre la seguridad aérea, la intriga empresarial y un mortal encubrimiento... Un N-22 de la compañía Transpacific Airlines, un moderno avión fabricado por la empresa Aeronáutica Norton, sufre un extraño accidente en pleno vuelo que cuesta la vida a tres personas y heridas graves a otras muchas. No obstante, el aparato logra tomar tierra en Los Ángeles y, a partir de ahí, se inicia una precipitada investigación para esclarecer las causas del misterioso suceso. ¿Por qué ha ocurrido? ¿Fue un fallo mecánico o humano? ¿Quién es, en todo caso, el responsable? Hay en juego muchos intereses: entre Aeronáutica Norton y China está pendiente la firma de un contrato por la compra de cincuenta N-22, los empleados de la empresa ven peligrar sus puestos de trabajo si la investigación revela un defecto de fabricación, y la prensa no duda en tergiversar loshechos si así consigue más ventas. Incluso el piloto, el más avezado de Transpacific, parece ocultar algo. Combinando un trepidante ritmo argumental y un sólido conocimiento de la más avanzada tecnología aeronáutica, Michael Crichton nos ofrece una novela a la altura de sus éxitos anteriores.
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