A Case of Need

A Case of Need
Author: Michael Crichton
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 408
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 009960101X
ISBN 13: 9780099601012
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Case of Need Book Review:

Was it murder? Was it horribly botched surgery - accidental malpractice? Was someone in the great Boston medical centre -violating the Hippocratic oath? No one knows exactly. . . Only one doctor is willing to push his way through the mysterious maze of hidden medical data and shocking secrets to learn the truth. This explosive medical thriller is vintage Michael Crichton - with the breathtaking blend of riveting suspense and authentic medical detail that has made him one of today's most fascinating writers.

A Case of Need

A Case of Need
Author: Michael Crichton
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-07-23
ISBN 10: 1453299319
ISBN 13: 9781453299319
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Case of Need Book Review:

The death of a doctor’s daughter may be malpractice—or murder—in this novel by a #1 New York Times–bestselling author: “I loved it” (Stephen King). In the tightly knit world of Boston medicine, the Randall family reigns supreme. When heart surgeon J. D. Randall’s teenage daughter dies during a botched abortion, the medical community threatens to explode. Was it malpractice? A violation of the Hippocratic Oath? Or was Karen Randall murdered in cold blood? The natural suspect is Arthur Lee, a brilliant surgeon and known abortionist, who has been carrying out the illegal procedure with the help of pathologist John Berry. After Karen dies, Lee is thrown in jail on a murder charge, and only Berry can prove his friend wasn’t the one who wielded the scalpel. Behind this gruesome death, Berry will uncover a secret that would shock even the most hardened pathologist. An Edgar Award–winning novel by the author of such blockbusters as The Andromeda Strain and Jurassic Park—and creator of the long-running NBC drama ER—A Case of Need is a “superb” medical-thriller mystery (Los Angeles Times). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Michael Crichton including rare images from the author’s estate.

Terminal Man

Terminal Man
Author: Michael Crichton
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-05-14
ISBN 10: 0307816427
ISBN 13: 9780307816429
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Terminal Man Book Review:

From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes a neurological thriller about the dangers of cutting-edge medical experimentation. Harry Benson suffers from violent seizures. So violent that he often blackouts when they take hold. Shortly after severely beating two men during an episode, the police escort Benson to a Los Angeles hospital for treatment. There, Dr. Roger McPherson, head of the prestigious Neuropsychiatric Research Unit, is convinced he can cure Benson with an experimental procedure that would place electrodes deep in his brain’s pleasure centers, effectively short-circuiting Harry's seizures with pulses of bliss. The surgery is successful, but while Benson is in recovery, he discovers how to trigger the pulses himself. To make matters worse his violent impulses have only grown, and he soon escapes the hospital with a deadly agenda. . .

Pirate Latitudes

Pirate Latitudes
Author: Michael Crichton
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2011-11-22
ISBN 10: 1443400440
ISBN 13: 9781443400442
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pirate Latitudes Book Review:

Contains an exclusive preview of Micro by Michael Crichton and Richard Preston. In Port Royal, a cutthroat town of taverns, grog shops and bawdy houses, life can end swiftly. But for Captain Edward Hunter, this is a life destined for riches; Spanish gold is there for the taking. And law in the New World is made by those who take it into their own hands.

Disclosure

Disclosure
Author: Michael Crichton
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0345539001
ISBN 13: 9780345539007
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disclosure Book Review:

An up-and-coming executive at the computer firm DigiCom, Tom Sanders is a man whose corporate future is certain. But after a closed-door meeting with his new boss--a woman who is his former lover and has been promoted to the position he expected to have--Sanders finds himself caught in a nightmarish web of deceit in which he is branded the villain. As Sanders scrambles to defend himself, he uncovers an electronic trail into the company's secrets--and begins to grasp that a cynical and manipulative scheme has been devised to bring him down.

The Perfect Mother

The Perfect Mother
Author: Caroline Mitchell
Publsiher: Thomas & Mercer
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-01-14
ISBN 10: 9781542016643
ISBN 13: 1542016649
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Perfect Mother Book Review:

She thought they wanted her baby. But they won't stop there. Roz is young, penniless and pregnant. All she wants is to be the perfect mother to her child, but the more she thinks about her own chaotic upbringing, the more certain she is that the best life for her baby is as far away as possible from her hometown in Ireland. Determined to do the right thing, Roz joins an elite adoption service and can't believe her luck. Within days she is jetting to New York to meet a celebrity power couple desperate for a child of their own. Sheridan and Daniel are wealthy and glamorous--everything Roz isn't. Her baby will never go hungry, and will have every opportunity for the perfect life. But soon after Roz moves into their plush basement suite, she starts to suspect that something darker lurks beneath the glossy surface of their home. When Roz discovers she isn't the first person to move in with the couple, and that the previous woman has never been seen since, alarm bells start ringing. As the clock ticks down to her due date, Roz realises her unborn baby may be the only thing keeping her alive, and that despite her best intentions, she has walked them both into the perfect nightmare...

Airframe

Airframe
Author: Michael Crichton
Publsiher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0345526775
ISBN 13: 9780345526779
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Airframe Book Review:

A fatal mid-air collision involving a commercial airliner prompts a frantic, desperate investigation into the causes of the accident, in a thriller exploring the issue of safety and security in the aircraft industry.

State of Fear

State of Fear
Author: Michael Crichton
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 816
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 9780061752728
ISBN 13: 006175272X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

State of Fear Book Review:

New York Times bestselling author Michael Crichton delivers another action-packed techo-thriller in State of Fear. When a group of eco-terrorists engage in a global conspiracy to generate weather-related natural disasters, its up to environmental lawyer Peter Evans and his team to uncover the subterfuge. From Tokyo to Los Angeles, from Antarctica to the Solomon Islands, Michael Crichton mixes cutting edge science and action-packed adventure, leading readers on an edge-of-your-seat ride while offering up a thought-provoking commentary on the issue of global warming. A deftly-crafted novel, in true Crichton style, State of Fear is an exciting, stunning tale that not only entertains and educates, but will make you think.

Travels

Travels
Author: Michael Crichton
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2012-05-14
ISBN 10: 0307816494
ISBN 13: 9780307816498
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Travels Book Review:

From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes a deeply personal memoir full of fascinating adventures as he travels everywhere from the Mayan pyramids to Kilimanjaro. Fueled by a powerful curiosity—and by a need to see, feel, and hear, firsthand and close-up—Michael Crichton's journeys have carried him into worlds diverse and compelling—swimming with mud sharks in Tahiti, tracking wild animals through the jungle of Rwanda. 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.

Sphere

Sphere
Author: Michael Crichton
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-05-14
ISBN 10: 0307816486
ISBN 13: 9780307816481
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sphere Book Review:

From the author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Congo comes a psychological thriller about a group of scientists who investigate a spaceship discovered on the ocean floor. In the middle of the South Pacific, a thousand feet below the surface, a huge vessel is unearthed. Rushed to the scene is a team of American scientists who descend together into the depths to investigate the astonishing discovery. What they find defies their imaginations and mocks their attempts at logical explanation. It is a spaceship, but apparently it is undamaged by its fall from the sky. And, most startling, it appears to be at least three hundred years old, containing a terrifying and destructive force that must be controlled at all costs.

Five Patients

Five Patients
Author: Michael Crichton
Publsiher: Arrow/Children's (a Division of Random House Group)
Total Pages: 272
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780099601111
ISBN 13: 0099601117
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Five Patients Book Review:

"ER has become the most succesful television series in the world since CHARLIE'S ANGELS. Michael Crichton created the series from his own experiences as a medical doctor in the emergency rooms, operating rooms and wards of Massachusetts General Hospital. FIVE PATIENTS is Michael Crichton's true account of the real life dramas so vividly portrayed in ER. A construction worker is seriously injured in a scaffold collapse- a middle-aged despatcher is brought in suffering from a fever that has reduced him to a delirious wreck; a young man nearly severs his hand in an accident; an airline traveller suffers chest pains; a mother of three is diagnosed with a life-threatening disease."

The Andromeda Strain

The Andromeda Strain
Author: Michael Crichton
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-01-24
ISBN 10: 1101974494
ISBN 13: 9781101974490
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Andromeda Strain Book Review:

"A military space probe, sent to collect extraterrestrial organisms from the upper atmosphere, is knocked out of orbit and falls to Earth. Twelve miles from the crash site, an inexplicable and deadly phenomenon terrorizes the residents of a sleepy desert town in Arizona, leaving only two survivors: an elderly addict and a newborn infant. The United States government is forced to mobilize Project Wildfire, a top-secret emergency response protocol. Four of the nation's most elite biophysicists are summoned to a clandestine underground laboratory located five stories beneath the desert and fitted with an automated atomic self-destruction mechanism for cases of irremediable contamination. Under conditions of total news blackout and the utmost urgency, the scientists race to understand and contain the crisis."--P. [4] of cover.

Scratch One

Scratch One
Author: Michael Crichton,John Lange
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2013-07-23
ISBN 10: 1453299246
ISBN 13: 9781453299241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scratch One Book Review:

“Set in the ultra-glamorous French Riviera of the late sixties . . . pure, high-octane entertainment” from the blockbuster author of Jurassic Park (Pop Mythology). An arms dealer in Copenhagen dies after sipping a poisoned martini. An American diplomat in Lisbon is shot in the back of the head. A Frenchman survives being pushed in front of a train, only to be murdered in his hospital bed. Though seemingly unconnected, these events are part of an international conspiracy that could spell death for Roger Carr. Carr is a lawyer, but he has no love for Lady Justice. A dilettante playboy sent to France on a cushy assignment, he lands himself right in the middle of an international arms deal. Both sides of the conflict have mistaken him for an agent, and the secret service interventions of a dozen countries will do anything to secure him—dead or alive. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Michael Crichton including rare images from the author’s estate.

Congo

Congo
Author: Michael Crichton
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-05-14
ISBN 10: 0307816508
ISBN 13: 9780307816504
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Congo Book Review:

From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes a gripping thriller about the shocking demise of eight American geologists in the darkest region of the Congo. Deep in the African rain forest, near the ruins of the Lost City of Zinj, a field expedition is brutally killed. At the Houston-based Earth Resources Technology Services, Inc., a horrified supervisor watches a gruesome video transmission of that ill-fated group and sees a haunting, grainy, man-like blur moving amongst the bodies. In San Francisco, an extraordinary gorilla named Amy, who has a 620-sign vocabulary, may hold the secret to that fierce carnage. Immediately, a new expedition is sent to the Congo with Amy in tow, descending into a secret, forbidden world where the only escape may be through the grisliest death.

A Case of Need

A Case of Need
Author: Michael Crichton,Jeffrey Hudson
Publsiher: Signet
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1974-05-21
ISBN 10: 9780451059673
ISBN 13: 0451059670
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Case of Need Book Review:

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 horrible truth.

Into That Darkness

Into That Darkness
Author: Steven Price
Publsiher: Dundurn.com
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-03-12
ISBN 10: 0887629571
ISBN 13: 9780887629570
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Into That Darkness Book Review:

Acclaimed Canadian poet Steven Price has conjured a stunning debut novel that explores what we ask from each other, and how much we are prepared to give. Set in the city of Victoria, British Columbia, Into That Darkness opens at the moment when a massive earthquake hits the entire west coast with devastating results. Amid the destruction of the city, survivors are left to negotiate a calamity in which bonds of civility are pushed to their limits and often broken. When Arthur Lear hears a voice crying in the rubble, he finds himself descending deep under a collapsed building in a desperate attempt to save a young boy and his mother. But what he discovers there will change him forever — as circumstances lead him across the city’s broken landscape, through the chaos of its hospitals and streets, in a harrowing search for the mother’s lost daughter. Over the days that follow, Lear’s very sense of humanness will be tested and compromised, as he faces the limits of himself and his fellow survivors, in his long journey home. A novel for our age of anxiety and fear, Steven Price delivers a powerful story about the physical manifestation of the darker things lurking in our culture, in ourselves.

Grave Descend

Grave Descend
Author: Michael Crichton,John Lange
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 159
Release: 2013-08-27
ISBN 10: 1453299297
ISBN 13: 9781453299296
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grave Descend Book Review:

An Edgar Award finalist from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Jurassic Park: A diver enters dangerous waters to recover a sunken yacht. The Grave Descend lies under more than sixty feet of clear blue Caribbean water, guarded by a coral reef and schools of hungry hammerhead sharks. Raising it would be a near-impossible task, but James McGregor is suited to the impossible. An expert diver, he makes his living exploring sunken ships. But there’s something strange about the wreck of the Grave Descend. How did she sink? Why do none of the survivors tell the same story? And what was the cargo inside her hull? To answer these questions, McGregor will have to contend with the deadliest sharks around—both underwater and on land. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Michael Crichton including rare images from the author’s estate.

Easy Go

Easy Go
Author: Michael Crichton,John Lange
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2013-07-23
ISBN 10: 1453299254
ISBN 13: 9781453299258
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Easy Go Book Review:

A thriller about an Egyptologist’s greatest find—and his quest to steal it—from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Jurassic Park and The Andromeda Strain. Brilliant Egyptologist Harold Barnaby has discovered a message hidden inside a particularly difficult set of hieroglyphics. It just may lead him to a secret tomb holding the greatest riches of the ancient world. Barnaby could put his name to the most fantastic archaeological find of the century. But he doesn’t just want to dig it up. He wants to steal it. With the help of a smuggler, a thief, and an English lord, he plans his heist. They find that tomb raiding is trickier than they thought, and those who steal from dead Egyptians face dangers worse than a mummy’s ancient curse. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Michael Crichton including rare images from the author’s estate.

Intimacies

Intimacies
Author: Katie Kitamura
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-07-20
ISBN 10: 0399576185
ISBN 13: 9780399576188
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intimacies Book Review:

A NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BOOK OF 2021 LONGLISTED FOR THE 2021 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD IN FICTION ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S FAVORITE 2021 READS AN INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER A BEST BOOK OF 2021 FROM Washington Post, Vogue, Time, Oprah Daily, New York Times “Intimacies is a haunting, precise, and morally astute novel that reads like a psychological thriller…. Katie Kitamura is a wonder.” —Dana Spiotta, author of Wayward and Eat the Document “One of the best novels I’ve read in 2021.” – Dwight Garner, The New York Times A novel from the author of A Separation, an electrifying story about a woman caught between many truths. An interpreter has come to The Hague to escape New York and work at the International Court. A woman of many languages and identities, she is looking for a place to finally call home. She's drawn into simmering personal dramas: her lover, Adriaan, is separated from his wife but still entangled in his marriage. Her friend Jana witnesses a seemingly random act of violence, a crime the interpreter becomes increasingly obsessed with as she befriends the victim's sister. And she's pulled into an explosive political controversy when she’s asked to interpret for a former president accused of war crimes. A woman of quiet passion, she confronts power, love, and violence, both in her personal intimacies and in her work at the Court. She is soon pushed to the precipice, where betrayal and heartbreak threaten to overwhelm her, forcing her to decide what she wants from her life.

Toxin

Toxin
Author: Robin Cook
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 448
Release: 1999-02-01
ISBN 10: 1101191899
ISBN 13: 9781101191897
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toxin Book Review:

Newly divorced surgeon Dr. Kim Regis is determined to remain a good father to his only son, Selden. On a special night out, Kim takes Seldon to his favorite fast-food restaurant for a feast of burgers and fries. But the good time turns to tragedy: the young boy becomes gravely ill and dies as a result of poisoning by E. coli. bacteria found in the meat.Was Seldon's death a result of shoddy food-handling practices? Or was it a sophisticated case of product tampering - by a rival fast-foot giant or a disgruntled employee? Or perhaps by someone with a score to settle with Kim? Taking a leave from his surgical practice, Kim devotes his energies to solving the mystery full time. But he immediately hits a brick walls: a code of silence more impenetrable than anything he has ever encountered in his medical career. Instead of a cold-shoulder reception, however, Kim is soon met with a boot and a fist as thugs attempt to quash his inquiry.Aided by his ex-wife, Kim pursues a trail of deadly evidence, uncovering complicity and guilt stretching from the slaughterhouse floor to the corporate boardroom. Racing against time before more are poisoned, the two come face-to-face with the shocking and elusive truth. And in their life-and-death search for answers, they rediscover the reasons they first fell in love. With trademark pulse-pounding flair, Robin Cook delivers a cutting-edge thriller, borrowing from today's fears and tomorrow's medical technology.