Rising Sun

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Ballantine Books, 1993 - Fiction - 399 pages
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From the author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes this riveting thriller of corporate intrigue and cutthroat competition between American and Japanese business interests.
 
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
"As well built a thrill machine as a suspense novel can be."--The New York Times Book Review
 
On the forty-fifth floor of the Nakamoto tower in downtown Los Angeles--the new American headquarters of the immense Japanese conglomerate--a grand opening celebration is in full swing.
 
On the forty-sixth floor, in an empty conference room, the corpse of a beautiful young woman is discovered.
 
The investigation immediately becomes a headlong chase through a twisting maze of industrial intrigue, a no-holds-barred conflict in which control of a vital American technology is the fiercely coveted prize--and in which the Japanese saying "Business is war" takes on a terrifying reality.
 
"A grand maze of plot twists . . . Crichton's gift for spinning a timely yarn is going to be enough, once again, to serve a current tenant of the bestseller list with an eviction notice."--New York Daily News
 
"The action in Rising Sun unfolds at a breathless pace."--Business Week

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User Review  - Florian Laur - Goodreads

I have to admit, I only know the book from the movie. I saw it when I was still kind of young and instantly loved it. At some point, I found the book in our local library and read it. And I must say ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rosemarie - Goodreads

NOTE: This is more of a PERSONAL HISTORY WITH THE BOOK than a REVIEW. It has been six years since I have read, for the very first time, a full length novel. This happened not because I would like to ... Read full review

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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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