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A Case of Need
A young woman from a prominent Boston medical family dies after being rushed to the hospital with internal bleeding. Karen Randall appears to have suffered from a botched abortion, dying of substantial blood loss. Her father, J.D. Randall, a feared and powerful neurosurgeon, is looking for a scapegoat to take the fall. It appears that Dr. Arthur Lee is being railroaded for her death despite seemingly innocent of the crime. Even Lee's lawyer is backin...
Airframe
This is an enveloping story about the struggle to find the truth about a seemingly doomed airliner model/company in peril and the conspiracy and mysteries involved in the search for truth. A very good book, cover to cover....
Blood Work
Terrell McCabe is convalescing on his boat in California, after a recent heart transplant operation. His previous career as a FBI agent took its toll on his health so he has retired from the Bureau. He is approached by beautiful Graciela Rivers, who claims to be the sister of the woman whose heart was posthumously given to him. A string of brutal murders are being committed against seemingly unconnected victims. McCabe is forced to defend himself ag...
Congo
Like most of Michael Crichton's work "Congo" the movie does not reflect the book well. It is a story about a group of scientists (and a talking gorilla) with conflicting interests on a journey through the Congo jungle. Along the way they encounter an ancient race of killer gorilla-like primates, a volcano eruption and cannibal tribes....

Crichton booklist

Disclosure
Michael Crichton's Disclosure is a modern computer industry story of intrigue and deception. Tom Sanders is a computer engineer with DigiCom, a multinational software design corporation based in Seattle. Tom, an old timer with over ten years at DigiCom, is preparing to take on a promotion to head the division of Advanced Products. Much to his dismay he finds out that an old fling of his, Meredith Johnson will be given the office instead in the name of...
Drug of Choice
There are two patients that come into Los Angles Memorial hospital with coma like state after being in some kind of accident. The first patient was Arthur Lewis, who is a hell's angel. Then there was Sharon Wilder, who is a entertainer. But the doctor who's name is Dr. Roger Clark notices that the patients are urinating blue. Dr. Clark then finds himself looking into Sharon Wilder doctors, only to find out one of them is actually not a doctor, but a sc...
Eaters Of The Dead
Arab courtier Ibn Fadlan, accompanies a group of Viking warriors as they sail to the aide of a village that has been repeatedly attacked and brutalized by flesh eating creatures that no one can describe. The creatures always attack at night and remove body parts of their victims. The creatures attacked again after the warriors arrived and nearly wiped them out. Ibn writes a manuscript of all his experiences with the Northmen. In it he describes the...
Jurassic Park
In this book John Hammond, the president of Bio Technology decides that he wants to make dinosaurs by using new technology to reconstruct their DNA. The park is set to open in one year and he wants to make sure that the park is ready for the visitors. He invites several people to the island, one of which is Ian Malcolm who believes that the park is doomed to fail due to his chaos theory. Everything seems to be going smoothly when suddenly the power goes ...
Prey
Jack Forman works for Xymos, a large 2009 corporation involved in programming biological processes in new life forms. He clashes with the CEO and is fired. He's called back and sent to a plant in Nevada. A project involving the microscopic life forms is out of control and some have escaped. The new life forms are behaving in ways not programmed and living in swarms outside the plant. They are barely visible but large swarms are evolving. They beome carni...
Rising Sun
A young police officer and an old Japanese expert police officer investigate a murder of a woman. As their case comes to a close, the two officers learn for themselves why the Japanese say "Business is war". ...

Michael Crichton list of books

Sphere
When he is called to a plane crash site in the Pacific psychologist Norman Johnson has no idea what is in store for him. Usually his job is to counsel the survivors and the victims' families. But this time is different. There is no debris to be seen and he learns after a while that there was no plane crash. He was called in to be part of a top-secret expedition of the US Navy to the bottom of the sea to investigate a space ship that has been buried there...
State of Fear
George Morton is a multi-millionaire philanthropist and Peter Evans his ideological lawyer in this eco-thriller by Michael Chrichton. On the verge of major international envirnomental symposiums, Morton orders his lawyer to pull all funding from the green groups he has been helping for years. Morton then disappears in a fiery crash and leaves Evans fighting for his life against eco-terrorists. Aided by government spook, John Kenner and a handful of ot...
The Andromeda Strain
A satalite crashes into a small desert town carrying high atmospheric samples. A tech team of experts is called in to hurriedly investigate the effects of these samples on humans. The satalite and team are relocated to a biological safe-zone where experiments are continued to identify and neutralize any threat. ...
The Great Train Robbery
Michael Crichton knows a thing or two about writing successful novels. In "The Great Train Robbery," he certainly grabs a historical idea, climbs on board, and is off down the tracks at a fast pace. Edward Pearce, a gentleman who has turned rogue, is the mastermind being one of the most famous heists in history. In making this the suspenseful journey that it is, Crichton gives us a complete picture of Victorian England, especially the seamier--and qu...
The Lost World
Six years after the events in "Jurassic Park", something has survived on a deserted Costa Rican island. A paleontologist named Richard Levine goes to the island to study it's dinosaurs. He brings with him a Costa Rican guide named Diego, two mechanics named Jack Thorne and Eddie Carr, an animal behaviorilist named Sarah Harding, two stow-a-way kids named Arby and Kelly, and Dr. Ian Malcolm, who was one of the few survivors of the first dinosaur incedent....
The Terminal Man
Mind control and Artificial Intelligence (AI) have long been a popular sci-fi themes, Michael Crichton was already famous for the apocalyptic virus-laden 'Andromeda Strain' (book and later film) when the grim near-future 'Terminal Man' was published in 1972. Thirty years on some of it is now cybernetic science fact, especially in the area of limb replacement, and opto/audio electronics. There is probably a thunderingly good 21st century sci-fi film thril...

Michael Crichton novels

Timeline
A time machine has been invented which can take people to the past. This is a major breakthrough in science. But a problem occurs when one of the persons experimenting with the machine goes back to the past and loses his only means to come back. A team of archeologists is sent to get the person back, but on reaching there they realise that they are centuries back in the past, a period when there were no rules and people had to fight just to survive. They...
Travels
Bestselling fiction writer Michael Crichton describes his life and travels. It begins with his short-lived medical days, but most of the book fantastically tells of his adventures throughout the world including climbing Mount Kilamanjaro, exploring African wildlife, swimming with sharks, and becoming entranced by the paranormal in the Southwest U.S. desert....


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