State of Fear

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HarperCollins, 2005 - Ecoterrorism - 717 pages
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The undisputed master of the high-concept thriller has written his most gripping and entertaining book yet In Paris, a physicist dies after performing a laboratory experiment for a beautiful visitor. In the jungles of Malaysia, a mysterious buyer purchases deadly cavitation technology, built to his specifications. In Vancouver, a small research submarine is leased for use in the waters of New Guinea. And in Tokyo, an intelligence agent tries to understand what it all means. Thus begins Michael Crichton's exciting and provocative techno-thriller State of Fear. Only Crichton's unique ability to blend scientific fact with pulse-pounding fiction could bring such disparate elements to a heart-stopping conclusion. This is Crichton's most wide-ranging thriller. State of Fear takes the reader from the glaciers of Iceland to the volcanoes of Antarctica, from the Arizona desert to the deadly jungles of the Solomon Islands, from the streets of Paris to the beaches of Los Angeles. The novel races forward on a roller-coaster thrill ride, all the while keeping the brain in high gear. Gripping and thought-provoking, State of Fear is Michael Crichton at his best.

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User Review  - Ben_Harnwell - LibraryThing

So I'm up for the next one in the Eclectic Reader Challenge - Thriller/Suspense with an author who's books I have read many time - but not this one... Michael Crichton is a great pick it up and read ... Read full review

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User Review  - csweder - LibraryThing

Oh my, did this book suck. Coming from the author of Jurassic Park...I really thought that it would be a good--if not terribly challenging--book. Instead, I have to read the same droll argument every ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Michael Crichton is the author of The Andromeda Strain, Congo, Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, The Terminal Man, The Lost World, Airframe and Timeline. He is the winner of an Edgar Award (1980; The Great Train Robbery) as well as an Emmy, a Peabody, and a Writer's Guild of America Award for the television series ER

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