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.

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: Jeffrey Hudson,Michael Crichton
Publsiher: Turtleback Books
Total Pages: 416
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780785752295
ISBN 13: 0785752293
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Case of Need Book Review:

Only one doctor is willing to push his way through the mysterious maze of hidden medical data and shocking secrets to learn the truth.

Thrillers

Thrillers
Author: Michael Crichton,Salvatore Raimondo,Dean R. Koontz,Ken Follett
Publsiher: New Amer Library
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1995-09-15
ISBN 10: 9780451931474
ISBN 13: 0451931475
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thrillers Book Review:

Titles include "A Case of Need, The Door to December" and "The Pillars of theEarth".

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.

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.

Odds On

Odds On
Author: Michael Crichton,John Lange
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2013-07-23
ISBN 10: 1453299238
ISBN 13: 9781453299234
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Odds On Book Review:

The blockbuster author of Jurassic Park “provides plenty of misdirection to keep you on your toes” in his very first novel (Publishers Weekly). To rob the finest resort in fascist Spain, three Americans need to blend in among the Mediterranean elite. And to do so, they will each need a gorgeous girl as cover. They find a depraved millionaire, a drug-addled nymphomaniac, and an assistant hotel manager who enjoys mingling with her handsome guests after hours. The would-be thieves have used an IBM supercomputer to plan the perfect heist. Their crime has been calculated to the last detail, with every possible contingency planned for, save one: the women. The Hotel Reina is crawling with femmes fatales, and these crooks will be lucky to escape with the shirts on their backs. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Michael Crichton including rare images from the author’s estate.

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 Detonator

The Detonator
Author: Vincent Zandri
Publsiher: Polis Books
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2018-02-20
ISBN 10: 1943818924
ISBN 13: 9781943818921
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Detonator Book Review:

“Dynamite” —Publishers Weekly Ike Singer is a demolitions expert, or "master blaster". He is second to none at his craft, knows every type of explosive known to man, and is the one everyone turns to when they need a safe, controlled explosion. Despite being at the very top of his profession, a personal mistake that led to catastrophe nearly brought Ike's life to ruin. He has spent every day since atoning for that sin and trying to piece his family back together. And after a great deal of work and soul-searching, Ike believes he has finally moved on. Until now. Just when he believes he has found peace, Ike is targeted by a brilliant psychopath bent on systematically destroying his life. But Ike isn’t some random target: this grudge runs deeper than a landmine’s crater. Ike must use every resource in his arsenal to prevent this killer's vengeance, and be willing to sacrifice everything to save his family and his life before the timer hits zero. Because just when you think the past is behind you, you realize the fuse has been lit this whole time... Vincent Zandri is one of the most acclaimed thriller writers working today, and in The Detonator he offers his most suspenseful, shocking, and explosive novel yet.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
Author: Mark Haddon
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2004-05-18
ISBN 10: 1400079071
ISBN 13: 9781400079070
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time Book Review:

A bestselling modern classic—both poignant and funny—about a boy with autism who sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself and the world. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow. This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.

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."

REDD on the ground

REDD  on the ground
Author: Erin O Sills,Stibniati S Atmadja,Claudio de Sassi,Amy E Duchelle,Demetrius L Kweka,Ida Aju Pradnja Resosudarmo,William D Sunderlin
Publsiher: CIFOR
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2014-12-24
ISBN 10: 6021504550
ISBN 13: 9786021504550
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

REDD on the ground Book Review:

REDD+ is one of the leading near-term options for global climate change mitigation. More than 300 subnational REDD+ initiatives have been launched across the tropics, responding to both the call for demonstration activities in the Bali Action Plan and the market for voluntary carbon offset credits.

Need You Dead

Need You Dead
Author: Peter James
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-05-18
ISBN 10: 1509816348
ISBN 13: 9781509816347
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Need You Dead Book Review:

Roy Grace, creation of the CWA Diamond Dagger award winning author Peter James, faces his most mysterious case yet in Need You Dead. It’s up to Detective Superintendent Roy Grace to discover the truth. Lorna Belling, desperate to escape the marriage from hell, falls for the charms of a man who promises her the earth. But, as Lorna soon finds, life seldom follows the plans you’ve made. When the body of a woman is found, Grace is called to the scene. At first it looks an open-and-shut case with a clear prime suspect. That is, until Grace realizes there is a darker, far more terrifying alternative . . .

A Bad Case of Stripes

A Bad Case of Stripes
Author: David Shannon
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2016-08-30
ISBN 10: 1338113151
ISBN 13: 9781338113150
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Bad Case of Stripes Book Review:

"What we have here is a bad case of stripes. One of the worst I've ever seen!" Camilla Cream loves lima beans, but she never eats them. Why? Because the other kids in her school don't like them. And Camilla Cream is very, very worried about what other people think of her. In fact, she's so worried that she's about to break out in...a bad case of stripes!

Death of a Messenger

Death of a Messenger
Author: Robert McCaw
Publsiher: Oceanview Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-01-05
ISBN 10: 1608094421
ISBN 13: 9781608094424
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death of a Messenger Book Review:

Journey deep into the exotic locales of Hawaii's Big Island to discover its language, culture—and crime On Hawaii Island, an anonymous 911 caller reports a body at Pohakuloa, the Army's live-fire training area. Hilo Chief Detective Koa Kane, a cop with his own secret criminal past, finds a mutilated corpse—bearing all the hallmarks of ancient ritual sacrifice. He encounters a host of obstacles as he pursues the murderer—an incompetent local medical examiner, hostility from both haoles (Westerners) and sovereignty advocates, and a myriad of lies. Koa races to discover whether the victim stumbled upon a gang of high-tech archaeological thieves, or learned a secret so shocking it cost him his life and put others in mortal danger. Will Hilo's most respected detective stop this sadistic fiend—or will the Pohakuloa killer strike again, with even deadlier consequences? Perfect for fans of Michael Connelly and James Lee Burke While all of the novels in the Koa Kane Hawaiian Mystery Series stand on their own and can be read in any order, the publication sequence is: Off the Grid Fire and Vengeance Death of a Messenger Treachery Times Two (coming January 2022)

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.

How to Do Nothing

How to Do Nothing
Author: Jenny Odell
Publsiher: Melville House
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-04-23
ISBN 10: 1612197507
ISBN 13: 9781612197500
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Do Nothing Book Review:

** A New York Times Bestseller ** "A complex, smart and ambitious book that at first reads like a self-help manual, then blossoms into a wide-ranging political manifesto."—Jonah Engel Bromwich, The New York Times Book Review One of President Barack Obama's "Favorite Books of 2019" NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: Time • The New Yorker • NPR • GQ • Elle • Vulture • Fortune • Boing Boing • The Irish Times • The New York Public Library • The Brooklyn Public Library Porchlight's Personal Development & Human Behavior Book of the Year In a world where addictive technology is designed to buy and sell our attention, and our value is determined by our 24/7 data productivity, it can seem impossible to escape. But in this inspiring field guide to dropping out of the attention economy, artist and critic Jenny Odell shows us how we can still win back our lives. Odell sees our attention as the most precious—and overdrawn—resource we have. And we must actively and continuously choose how we use it. We might not spend it on things that capitalism has deemed important … but once we can start paying a new kind of attention, she writes, we can undertake bolder forms of political action, reimagine humankind’s role in the environment, and arrive at more meaningful understandings of happiness and progress. Far from the simple anti-technology screed, or the back-to-nature meditation we read so often, How to do Nothing is an action plan for thinking outside of capitalist narratives of efficiency and techno-determinism. Provocative, timely, and utterly persuasive, this book will change how you see your place in our world.

The Science of Michael Crichton

The Science of Michael Crichton
Author: Michael Crichton
Publsiher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Total Pages: 173
Release: 2009-06-22
ISBN 10: 1935251414
ISBN 13: 9781935251415
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Science of Michael Crichton Book Review:

Could dinosaurs be cloned like in Jurassic Park? Was The Terminal Man right about VR? Scientists separate “fact from fiction in Crichton’s best-known yarns” (Booklist). Michael Crichton’s thrillers traverse the cutting edge of science and then push the envelope. How realistic are his takes on subjects ranging from dinosaur cloning to global warming, nanotechnology to time travel, animal behavior to human genetics? The Science of Michael Crichton gathers essays from prominent experts that examine the amazing inventions of Crichton’s books and lift up the hood, revealing the science underneath—exploring which Crichton imaginings are feasible and which are just plain impossible. Computer science innovator Ray Kurzweil looks at how virtual reality is portrayed in The Terminal Man; anthropologist Ian Tattersall takes on Crichton’s depiction of Neanderthals in Eaters of the Dead; meteorologist David Lawrence discusses global warming in State of Fear—and much more, in a fascinating volume that separates the science from the fiction.

Hour of Need

Hour of Need
Author: Melinda Leigh
Publsiher: Montlake Romance
Total Pages: 327
Release: 2014-12-09
ISBN 10: 9781477827079
ISBN 13: 1477827072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hour of Need Book Review:

While fighting in Afghanistan, Major Grant Barrett receives devastating news: his brother and sister-in-law have been murdered in Scarlet Falls, the sleepy suburb of Grant's youth. Emotionally scarred from war, the career soldier returns home on emergency leave to temporarily care for his orphaned nephew and niece. But when someone tries to kidnap the kids and their teenage babysitter, Grant knows it's not a random act...and neither were the murders. Already devastated by her neighbors' violent deaths, Ellie Ross is shattered by the attempted abduction of her teenage daughter so she desperately turns to Grant for help. As they navigate a deadly search for the truth, they struggle with growing feelings for each other and Grant's impending return to deployment. But time is running out. The killer is growing bolder by the hour, and Ellie and Grant must find him before the children become his next victims. Bestselling author Melinda Leigh delivers another gritty mystery simmering with spine-tingling passion in this first Scarlet Falls novel.

A Case of Redemption

A Case of Redemption
Author: Adam Mitzner
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-05-14
ISBN 10: 1451674813
ISBN 13: 9781451674811
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Case of Redemption Book Review:

A powerful and riveting new voice in fiction, Adam Mitzner pulls out all the stops in his follow-up to the highly acclaimed A Conflict of Interest—a gritty, sophisticated thriller that will draw fans of Scott Turow and John Grisham into a world of relentless suspense. Dan Sorenson was once a high-powered New York defense attorney...but that was before a horrifying accident killed the two most important people in his life. As he approaches rock bottom, Dan is unexpectedly offered the opportunity of a lifetime: defend an up-and-coming rapper who swears he’s innocent of the brutal slaying of his pop star girlfriend. Dan realizes that this may be his only hope to put his own life back on track, but as he delves deeper into the case, he learns that atonement comes at a very steep price.