State of Fear

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Harper Collins, Oct 25, 2005 - Fiction - 672 pages
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In Paris, a graduate student in a secret laboratory reveals a powerful new technology to a beautiful and mysterious woman. A few hours later, the student is drugged and dumped in a river. Radical environmental terrorists are launching a fanatical campaign--and the very future of the world they seek to protect may be at stake. Only MIT scientist and federal agent John Kenner can stop the deadly plot before the terrifying consequences are realized--and millions die.
 

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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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The first 4 or 5 chapters are completely autonomous, none having any relation to each other. It seems this is the style of Crichton, but even though I knew eventually they would all meld together with ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Michael Crichton has sold over 200 million books, which have been translated into thirty-eight languages; thirteen of his books have been made into films. Also known as a filmmaker and the creator of ER, he remains the only writer to have had the number one book, movie, and TV show simultaneously. At the time of his death in 2008, Crichton was well into the writing of Micro; Richard Preston was selected to complete the novel.

Richard Preston is the internationally bestselling author of eight books, including The Hot Zone and The Wild Trees. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker. He lives with his wife and three children near Princeton, New Jersey.

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