State of Fear LP (Paperback)

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Description


In Paris, a physicist dies after performing a laboratory experiment for a beautiful visitor.

In the jungles of Malaysia, a mysterious buyer purchases deadly cavitation technology, built to his specifications.

In Vancouver, a small research submarine is leased for use in the waters off New Guinea.

And in Tokyo, an intelligence agent tries to understand what it all means.

Thus begins Michael Crichton's exciting and provocative technothriller, State of Fear. Only Michael Crichton's unique ability to blend science fact and pulse-pounding fiction could bring such disparate elements to a heart-stopping conclusion.

This is Michael Crichton's most wide-ranging thriller. State of Fear takes the reader from the glaciers of Iceland to the volcanoes of Antarctica, from the Arizona desert to the deadly jungles of the Solomon Islands, from the streets of Paris to the beaches of Los Angeles. The novel races forward, taking the reader on a rollercoaster thrill ride, all the while keeping the brain in high gear. Gripping and thought-provoking, State of Fear is Michael Crichton at his very best.

About the Author


Michael Crichton has sold over 200 million books, which have been translated into thirty-six languages; thirteen of his books have been made into films. His novels include Next, State of Fear, Timeline, Jurassic Park, and The Andromeda Strain. Also known as a filmmaker and the creator of ER, he remains the only writer to have had the number-one book, movie, and TV show simultaneously. At the time of Crichton's death in 2008, he was well into the writing of Micro; Richard Preston was selected to complete the novel.

Richard Preston is an internationally acclaimed best-selling author of eight books, including The Hot Zone and The Wild Trees. Many of Preston's books have first appeared in The New Yorker. He has won numerous awards, including the American Institute of Physics Award and the National Magazine Award, and he is the only person not a medical doctor to receive the Centers for Disease Control's Champion of Prevention Award for public health. He lives with his wife and three children near Princeton, New Jersey.

Praise for State of Fear LP…


“Provocative and controversial. [Crichton] marries compelling subject matter with edge-of-your-seat storytelling.”
-USA Today

“In STATE OF FEAR, Michael Crichton delivers a lightning-paced technopolitical thriller...every bit as informative as it is entertaining.”
-Wall Street Journal

“Fascinating for how Crichton was trying to make the very absence of fear spooky.”
-San Francisco Chronicle

“There’s no one else like him…a fast, fun read.”
-Weekly Standard

“This is definitely one for the Christmas list.”
-National Review

“He imparts science while entertaining readers.”
-Denver Post

“STATE OF FEAR is a valuable education in the guise of entertainment. Do yourself a favor and buy it.”
-Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“The thrills of Crichton’s latest are interspersed with fascinating facts and data. Perhaps his most serious and important book yet.”
-Booklist

“STATE OF FEAR is Michael Crichton’s best.”
-Bookreporter.com

“Michael Crichton’s new book will appeal to your inner techie.”
-Washington Post Book World

“…this proves a pleasant way of learning a lot worth knowing.”
-Philadelphia Inquirer

“…he understands science and how to separate fact from fiction. Impressive documentation.”
-Washington Times

“Scary? You bet.”
-People

“Crichton has written a book that deserves to be taken seriously.”
-The New Yorker

“The king of the techno-thriller has once again given us a gripping, action-packed yarn.”
-Birmingham Post

“Crichton knows how to craft a tale, one that keeps the reader turning the pages.”
-Houston Chronicle

“STATE OF FEAR is replete with heart-pounding suspense.”
-Albany Times Union

“You have to hand it to Michael Crichton; he knows how to tell a story.”
-Wisconsin State Journal

“STATE OF FEAR is an exciting yarn.”
-The Liverpool Daily Post

“In STATE OF FEAR Crichton weaves a stunning fiction around the issue of global warming.”
-Australia Gold Coast Bulletin

“STATE OF FEAR grabs you from the start.”
-The Weekend Australian

“A deftly crafted action/adventure novel.”
-Pittsburgh Tribune

“STATE OF FEAR is the world’s first page-turner that people will want to read in one gulp.”
-Montery County Herald

“A gripping techno thriller that…spares no expense when it comes to adventure, suspense and, ultimately, satisfaction.”
-Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“[A] snappy eco-thriller.”
-Entertainment Weekly

“One of the real pleasures of Crichton’s books is their erudite polish.”
-Slate

“For thriller fans, STATE OF FEAR is the perfect tonic for a weekend when you’re snowbound.”
-The Ottowa Sun

“Cliffhanging action sequences.”
-New York Times

“Fast-faced and a fun read. A breath of fresh air.”
-The Vancouver Province

“Terrific fun.”
-Daily Telegraph (London)

“A master. A connoisseur of catastrophe.”
-Los Angeles Times

“An exciting story…in the hands of a master story-teller like Crichton, it’s good entertainment.”
-Sunday Telegraph

“Definitely page-turning.”
-Detroit Free Press

…Plenty of thrills, chills and spills. STATE OF FEAR is required reading.”
-The Electricity Daily

“[Crichton’s] expert manipulation of tension pays off in page-turning dividends. Cunningly orchestrated mayhem.”
-Express

“[Crichton’s] expert manipulation of tension pays off in page-turning dividends. Cunningly orchestrated mayhem.”
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Every bit as informative as it is entertaining. And it is very entertaining.”
-Wall Street Journal

“Very enjoyable.”
-The Evening Standard (London)

Product Details ISBN-10: 006055438X
ISBN-13: 9780060554385
Large Print
Published: Harper
Pages: 912
Language: English