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
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User Review  - Paulo "paper books always" Carvalho - Goodreads

I had to think for a couple of days to give this book a proper review/rating. First of all, let me say something. I read some criticism that this book didn't developed any characters. Well my thoughts ... Read full review

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User Review  - Zebulon Hollen - Goodreads

The Andromeda Strain gives a scary look into the possibility of extraterrestrial bacteria causing rapid death. The experimental procedures are well researched and really gives a reality to the book. 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 Crichton’s 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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