(AKA Jeffrey Hudson, John Michael Crichton, John Lange, Michael Douglas)
[October 23, 1942 – November 4, 2008]
A Case of Need
Winner 1969 Mystery Writers of America's Edgar
Allan Poe Award, Best Novel
From the bestselling author of
Jurassic Park and Rising Sun, this national bestseller combines
breathtaking suspense with a penetrating examination of America's medical
establishment. When a woman bleeds to death on the operating table, her
physician is accused of murder--and another physician searches for the
Drug of Choice
One of Crichton's most obscure novels written under
Diver James McGregor is used to being hired to explore
sunken ships. But there's something strange about the wreck of the luxury
yacht Grave Descend. No one who was aboard tells quite the same story about
what happened. Then there's the matter of the mysterious cargo they were
In one of the most beautiful places on Earth, a sinister plot is about to
unfold. And if McGregor's not careful, he may find himself in over his head.
A stunning thriller by the author of Binary, Zero Cool, and
The Venom Business.
The Venom Business
The heat is on.
An innocent tourist ... trapped in a cruel game between
a private death-squad and the CIA!
Technothriller (In Progress, future
(November 24, 2009 release, posthumous)
From one of the best-loved authors of all time comes
an irresistible adventure of swashbuckling pirates in the New World, a
classic story of treasure and betrayal.
The Caribbean, 1665. A remote colony of the English Crown, the island of
Jamaica holds out against the vast supremacy of the Spanish empire. Port
Royal, its capital, is a cutthroat town of taverns, grog shops, and bawdy
In this steamy climate there's a living to be made, a living that can end
swiftly by disease—or by dagger. For Captain Charles Hunter, gold in
Spanish hands is gold for the taking, and the law of the land rests with
those ruthless enough to make it.
Word in port is that the galleon El Trinidad, fresh from New Spain,
is awaiting repairs in a nearby harbor. Heavily fortified, the impregnable
harbor is guarded by the bloodthirsty Cazalla, a favorite commander of the
Spanish king himself. With backing from a powerful ally, Hunter assembles
a crew of ruffians to infiltrate the enemy outpost and commandeer El
Trinidad, along with its fortune in Spanish gold. The raid is as
perilous as the bloodiest tales of island legend, and Hunter will lose
more than one man before he even sets foot on foreign shores, where dense
jungle and the firepower of Spanish infantry stand between him and the
treasure. . .
Pirate Latitudes is Michael Crichton at his best: a rollicking
adventure tale pulsing with relentless action, crackling atmosphere, and
Is a loved one missing some body parts? Are blondes
becoming extinct? Is everyone at your dinner table of the same species?
Humans and chimpanzees differ in only 400 genes; is that why a chimp fetus
resembles a human being? And should that worry us? There's a new genetic
cure for drug addiction—is it worse than the disease?
We live in a time of momentous scientific leaps, a time when it's possible
to sell our eggs and sperm online for thousands of dollars and to test our
spouses for genetic maladies.
We live in a time when one fifth of all our genes are owned by someone
else, and an unsuspecting person and his family can be pursued
cross-country because they happen to have certain valuable genes within
their chromosomes . . .
Devilishly clever, Next blends fact and fiction into a breathless
tale of a new world where nothing is what it seems and a set of new
possibilities can open at every turn.
Next challenges our sense of reality and notions of morality. Balancing
the comic and the bizarre with the genuinely frightening and disturbing,
Next shatters our assumptions and reveals shocking new choices
where we least expect.
The future is closer than you think.
State of Fear
In Tokyo, in Los Angeles, in Antarctica, in the
Solomon Islands . . . an intelligence agent races to put all the pieces
together to prevent a global catastrophe.
Prey: A Novel
In the Nevada desert, an experiment has gone horribly wrong. A cloud of
nanoparticles—micro-robots—has escaped from the laboratory. This cloud is
self-sustaining and self-reproducing. It is intelligent and learns from
experience. For all practical purposes, it is alive.
It has been programmed as a predator. It is evolving swiftly, becoming
more deadly with each passing hour.
Every attempt to destroy it has failed.
And we are the prey.
In an Arizona desert a man wanders in a daze,
speaking words that make no sense. Within twenty-four hours he is dead,
his body swiftly cremated by his only known associates. Halfway around the
world archaeologists make a shocking discovery at a medieval site.
Suddenly they are swept off to the headquarters of a secretive
multinational corporation that has developed an astounding technology. Now
this group is about to get a chance not to study the past but to enter it.
And with history opened to the present, the dead awakened to the living,
these men and women will soon find themselves fighting for their very
survival–six hundred years ago . . .
Three passengers are dead. Fifty-six are injured.
The interior cabin virtually destroyed. But the pilot manages to land the
plane. . . .
At a moment when the issue of safety and death in the skies is paramount
in the public mind, a lethal midair disaster aboard a commercial twin-jet
airliner bound from Hong Kong to Denver triggers a pressured and frantic
Airframe is nonstop reading: the extraordinary mixture of super
suspense and authentic information on a subject of compelling interest
that has been a Crichton landmark since The Andromeda Strain.
The Lost World
Tom Sanders is an up-and-coming executive at the
computer firm DigiCom. When his new boss turns out to be a woman who is
both his former lover and a business rival, Sanders determines to be
professional. But after a closed-door meeting, the woman accuses him of
sexual harassment. It's her word against his, and suddenly Sanders finds
himself caught in a nightmarish web of deceit in which he is branded as
the villian. As he scrambles to save his career and his reputation,
Sanders uncovers an electronic trail into DigiCom's secrets . . . and the
cynical scheme devised to bring him down.
During the grand opening celebration of the new
American headquarters of an immense Japanese conglomerate, the dead body
of a beautiful woman is found. The investigation begins, and immediately
becomes a headlong chase through a twisting maze of industrial intrigue
and a violent business battle that takes no prisoners.
An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning
dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Creatures once extinct now roam Jurassic
Park, soon-to-be opened as a theme park. Until something goes wrong...and
science proves a dangerous toy....
In the middle of the South Pacific, 1,000 feet below
the surface, a huge spaceship is discovered resting on the ocean floor. It
is a craft of phenomenal dimensions, it seems undamaged by its fall from
the sky, and it appears to be at least three hundred years old. Rushed to
the scene is a group of American scientists who investigate this
astonishing discovery. What they find defies imaginations and mocks their
attempts at logical explanation.
Deep in the African rain forest, near the legendary
ruins of the Lost City of Zinj, an expedition of eight American geologists
are mysteriously and brutally killed in a matter of minutes.
Ten thousand miles away, Karen Ross, the Congo Project Supervisor, watches
a gruesome video transmission of the aftermath: a camp destroyed, tents
crushed and torn, equipment scattered in the mud alongside dead bodies—all
motionless except for one moving image—a grainy, dark, man-shaped blur.
In San Francisco, primatologist Peter Elliot works with Amy, a gorilla
with an extraordinary vocabulary of 620 "signs," the most ever learned by
a primate, and she likes to finger paint. But recently her behavior has
been erratic and her drawings match, with stunning accuracy, the brittle
pages of a Portuguese print dating back to 1642 . . . a drawing of an
ancient lost city. A new expedition—along with Amy—is sent into the Congo,
where they enter a secret world, and the only way out may be through a
horrifying death . . .
Eaters Of The Dead
The year is A.D. 922. A refined Arab courtier,
representative of the powerful Caliph of Baghdad, encounters a party of
Viking warriors who are journeying to the barbaric North. He is appalled
by their Viking customs—the wanton sexuality of their pale, angular women,
their disregard for cleanliness . . . their cold-blooded human sacrifices.
But it is not until they reach the depths of the Northland that the
courtier learns the horrifying and inescapable truth: He has been enlisted
by these savage, inscrutable warriors to help combat a terror that plagues
them—a monstrosity that emerges under cover of night to slaughter the
Vikings and devour their flesh . . .
The Great Train Robbery
In teeming Victorian London, where lavish wealth and
appalling poverty live side by side, Edward Pierce charms the most
prominent of the well-to-do as he cunningly orchestrates the crime of the
century. Who would suspect that a gentleman of breeding could mastermind
the daring theft of a fortune in gold? Who could predict the consequences
of making the extraordinary robbery aboard the pride of England's
industrial era, the mighty steam locomotive? Based on fact, as lively as
legend, and studded with all the suspense and style of a modern fiction
master, here is a classic caper novel set a decade before the age of
dynamite--yet nonetheless explosive....
The Terminal Man
Harry Benson is prone to violent, uncontrollable
seizures and is under police guard after attacking two people. Dr. Roger
McPherson, head of the prestigious Neuropsychiatric Research Unit at
University Hospital in Los Angeles, is convinced he can cure Benson
through a procedure called Stage Three. During this highly specialized
experimental surgery, electrodes will be placed in the patient's brain,
sending monitored, soothing pulses to its pleasure canyons. But though the
operation is a success, there is an unforeseen development. Benson learns
how to control the pulses and is increasing their frequency. He escapes—a
homicidal maniac loose in the city—and nothing will stop his murderous
rampages or impede his deadly agenda . . .
The Andromeda Strain
The United States government is given a warning by
the pre-eminent biophysicists in the country: current sterilization
procedures applied to returning space probes may be inadequate to
guarantee uncontaminated re-entry to the atmosphere.
Two years later, seventeen satellites are sent into the outer fringes of
space to "collect organisms and dust for study." One of them falls to
earth, landing in a desolate area of Arizona.
Twelve miles from the landing site, in the town of Piedmont, a shocking
discovery is made: the streets are littered with the dead bodies of the
town's inhabitants, as if they dropped dead in their tracks.
The terror has begun . . .
Fueled by a powerful curiosity--and by a need to see
and feel and hear, firsthand and close-up--Michael Crichton's travels have
carried him into worlds diverse and compelling. This is a record of those
travels--an exhilarating quest across the familiar and exotic frontiers of
the outer world, a determined odyssey into the unfathomable, spiritual
depths of the inner world. It is an adventure of risk and rejuvenation,
terror and wonder, as exciting as Michael Crichton's many masterful and
widely heralded works of fiction.
Or How We Think About Computers
Jasper Johns (1977)
Jasper Johns's recent pieces, with their puns,
optical illusions and embedded images have attracted considerable critical
attention. Crichton, who knows Johns and has collected his work for over
20 years, here offers intimate glimpses of the artist's potent and
seemingly contradictory aspects.
Michael Crichton takes a look at venerable Massachusetts General, giving
firsthand accounts of five true and poignant cases which reveal the
near-miraculous proficiency--and sometimes alarming inefficiency--of a
major city hospital. A dramatic, behind-the-scenes tale from the author of
Writing as Michael
A Harvard graduate transports a load of marijuana from Boston to Berkeley,
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