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Michael Crichton

Biography

Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton (1942-2008) was the author of the bestselling novels THE TERMINAL MAN, THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY, JURASSIC PARK, SPHERE, DISCLOSURE, PREY, STATE OF FEAR, NEXT and DRAGON TEETH, among many others. His books have sold more than 200 million copies worldwide, have been translated into 38 languages, and have provided the basis for 15 feature films. He wrote and directed Westworld, The Great Train Robbery, Runaway, Looker, Coma and created the hit television series "ER." Crichton remains the only writer to have a number one book, movie and TV show in the same year.

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Michael Crichton

Books by Michael Crichton

by Michael Crichton and Daniel H. Wilson - Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Deep inside Fairchild Air Force Base, Project Eternal Vigilance has continued to watch and wait for the Andromeda Strain to reappear. On the verge of being shut down, the project has registered no activity --- until now. A Brazilian terrain-mapping drone has detected a bizarre anomaly of otherworldly matter in the middle of the jungle and, worse yet, the tell-tale chemical signature of the deadly microparticle. With this shocking discovery, the next-generation Project Wildfire is activated, and a diverse team of experts hailing from all over the world is dispatched to investigate the potentially apocalyptic threat. If they can’t reach the quarantine zone, enter the anomaly and figure out how to stop it, this new Andromeda Evolution will annihilate all life as we know it.

by Michael Crichton - Adventure, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

In 1876, two monomaniacal paleontologists pillage the Wild West, hunting for dinosaur fossils while surveilling, deceiving and sabotaging each other. Into this treacherous territory plunges William Johnson, a student who has joined world-renowned paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh on his latest expedition. But when Marsh becomes convinced that William is spying for his nemesis, Edwin Drinker Cope, he abandons him in Cheyenne, Wyoming, a locus of crime and vice. William joins forces with Cope and soon stumbles upon a discovery of historic proportions. With this extraordinary treasure, however, comes exceptional danger, and Johnson’s newfound resilience will be sorely tested.

written by Michael Crichton, performed by Scott Brick - Adventure, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

In 1876, two monomaniacal paleontologists pillage the Wild West, hunting for dinosaur fossils, while surveilling, deceiving and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars. Into this treacherous territory plunges the arrogant and entitled William Johnson, a Yale student who has joined world-renowned paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh on his latest expedition. But when the paranoid and secretive Marsh becomes convinced that William is spying for his nemesis, Edward Drinker Cope, he abandons him in Cheyenne, Wyoming, a locus of crime and vice. William is forced to join forces with Cope and soon stumbles upon a discovery of historic proportions.

by Michael Crichton, writing as John Lange - Fiction, Hard-boiled Crime Fiction, Hard-boiled Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

On a secret island in the Caribbean, bioengineers have devised a vacation resort like no other, promising the ultimate escape. But when Dr. Roger Clark investigates, he discovers the dark secret of Eden Island and of Advance Biosystems, the shadowy corporation underwriting it.

by Michael Crichton, writing as John Lange - Fiction, Hard-boiled Crime Fiction, Hard-boiled Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

The plan: to rob the Reina, a super-luxury hotel off the coast of Spain. The crew: three seasoned criminals with the skills to pull off the heist of the century. The edge: the scheme has been simulated in a computer, down to the last variable. The complication: three beautiful women with agendas of their own --- and the sort of variables no computer can fathom.

by Michael Crichton, writing as John Lange - Fiction, Hard-boiled Crime Fiction, Hard-boiled Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

As an expert handler of venomous snakes --- and a smuggler of rare artifacts --- Charles Raynaud is accustomed to danger. So the job bodyguarding an old acquaintance about to come into a fortune shouldn't make him break a sweat. But when the attempts on the man's life nearly get Raynaud killed, he's left wondering: is he the killers' real target?

by Michael Crichton, writing as John Lange - Fiction, Hard-boiled Crime Fiction, Hard-boiled Mystery, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

American radiologist Peter Ross just wanted a vacation. But when he meets the beautiful Angela Locke on a Spanish beach, he soon finds himself caught in a murderous crossfire between rival gangs seeking a precious artifact.

by Michael Crichton, writing as John Lange - Fiction, Hard-boiled Crime Fiction, Hard-boiled Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Political radical John Wright is plotting an act of mass destruction --- and federal agent John Graves has him under surveillance. When a government computer is hacked and a high-security shipment of nerve gas gets hijacked, Graves puts the pieces together. But can he stop Wright from unleashing his weapon before it kills a million people, including the President of the United States?

by Michael Crichton, writing as John Lange - Fiction, Hard-boiled Crime Fiction, Hard-boiled Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Beneath the sands of the Egyptian desert lies treasure beyond imagining. When a professor of archaeology finds clues to the location of a Pharaoh's lost tomb in ancient hieroglyphs, he hatches a plan to find the burial site --- and plunder it. But can a five-man team of smugglers and thieves uncover what the centuries have hidden? And even if they find it, can they escape with it...and with their lives?

by Michael Crichton, writing as John Lange - Fiction, Hard-boiled Crime Fiction, Hard-boiled Mystery, Mystery, Thriller

To prevent an arms shipment from reaching the Middle East, a terrorist group has been carrying out targeted assassinations. In response, the United States sends one of its deadliest agents to take the killers down. But when the agent is delayed in transit, lawyer Roger Carr gets mistaken for him. Will he survive long enough to prove his identity?

by Michael Crichton, writing as John Lange - Fiction, Hard-boiled Crime Fiction, Hard-boiled Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Diver James McGregor is used to exploring sunken ships. But there's something strange about the wreck of the Grave Descend. No one aboard tells quite the same story about what happened. Then there's the mysterious cargo they were carrying. A sinister plot is about to unfold, and if McGregor is not careful, he may find himself in over his head.

by Michael Crichton and Richard Preston - Fiction, Science Fiction, Thriller

MICRO follows a group of graduate students lured to Hawaii to work for a mysterious biotech company --- only to find themselves physically transformed and cast out into the rain forest, with nothing but their scientific expertise and wits to protect them.