The Andromeda Strain (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 14, 2012 - Fiction - 304 pages
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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.†

  

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I found the ending to be too abrupt. - Goodreads
The ending does seems rushed. - Goodreads
The whole ending was ridiculous. - Goodreads
You have to give Crichton credit for his research. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Roseann - Goodreads

Really creepy reading this story with the Ebola hype going on. I thought the ending was a bit too "tied up in a bow" but overall a thrilling read. Read full review

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User Review  - Anarosa - Goodreads

The author's a big fan of ending his chapters with "[Overconfident man] left the room urgently, having figured out the key to it all. If only he knew how WRONG he was..." Good at suspense tricks, but the science/computer stuff was silly. Read full review

Contents

17Recovery
18The Noon Conference
19Crash
20Routine
21The Midnight Conference
day 4SPREAD
22The Analysis
23Topeka

6Piedmont
7An Unusual Process
8Directive 712
9Flatrock
10Stage I
11Decontamination
day 3WILDFIRE
12The Conference
13Level V
14Miscellaneous
15Main Control
16Autopsy
24Evaluation
25Willis
26The Seal
27Scared to Death
28The Test
29Three Minutes
day 5RESOLUTION
30The Last Day
EPILOGUE
REFERENCES
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Michael Crichtonís novels include The Andromeda Strain, The Great Train Robbery, Congo, Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, Disclosure, and The Lost World. He was as well the creator of the television series ER. Crichton died in 2008.

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