The Great Train Robbery

Vintage - Who would suspect that a gentleman of breeding could mastermind the extraordinary robbery aboard the pride of England’s industrial era, the mighty steam locomotive? Based on fact, here is a classic historical thriller, but studded with all the suspense and style of fiction, set a decade before the age of dynamite—yet nonetheless explosive…  .

From the bestselling author of jurassic Park,  Timeline, and Sphere comes an enthralling novel about Victorian London’s most notorious gold heist. London, 1855, when lavish wealth and appalling poverty exist side by side, one mysterious man navigates both worlds with perfect ease. Edward pierce preys on the most prominent of the well-to-do as he cunningly orchestrates the crime of his century.





Terminal Man

Vintage - 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. 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.

. Shortly after severely beating two men during an episode, the police escort Benson to a Los Angeles hospital for treatment. So violent that he often blackouts when they take hold. To make matters worse his violent impulses have only grown, and he soon escapes the hospital with a deadly agenda. The surgery is successful, but while Benson is in recovery, he discovers how to trigger the pulses himself.

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Sphere

Vintage - 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. 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.

 . It is a spaceship, but apparently it is undamaged by its fall from the sky. 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.





Pirate Latitudes: A Novel

HarperCollins e-books - Crichton’s ultimate adventure. San francisco chronicle “Pirates Latitudes has the loot: Gore, sex, action…. A lusty, rollicking 17th century adventure. Usa today “Riveting…. Great entertainment…. The pages and minutes fly by. Cleveland plain dealer #1 new york times bestselling author, sword fights, the incomparable Michael Crichton “One of the great storytellers of our age” —Newsday takes to the high Caribbean seas for an irresistible adventure of swashbuckling pirates, lost treasure, duplicity, and hair-breadth escapes in the New World.





Airframe

Ballantine Books - 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 flying from Hong Kong to Denver triggers a pressured and frantic investigation. Airframe is nonstop reading, full of the extraordinary mixture of super suspense and authentic information on a subject of compelling interest that are the hallmarks of Michael Crichton.

The pacing is fast, the suspense nonstop. People   Three passengers are dead. Fifty-six are injured. A one-sitting read that will cause a lifetime of white-knuckled nightmares. The philaelphia Inquirer   “The ultimate thriller. Crichton’s stories are always page-turners of the highest order. The interior cabin is virtually destroyed.

Airframe - . 1 new york times bestseller • from the author of jurassic park, Timeline, and Sphere comes this extraordinary thriller about airline safety, business intrigue, and a deadly cover-up. Airframe moves like a firehouse dog chasing a red truck.





Dragon Teeth: A Novel

Harper - In much of the country it is still illegal to espouse evolution. Warring indian tribes still populate America’s western territories even as lawless gold-rush towns begin to mark the landscape. Against this backdrop 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 with more privilege than sense. William is forced to join forces with Cope and soon stumbles upon a discovery of historic proportions. With this extraordinary treasure, and william’s newfound resilience will be tested in his struggle to protect his cache, comes exceptional danger, however, which pits him against some of the West’s most notorious characters.

Dragon Teeth: A Novel - A page-turner that draws on both meticulously researched history and an exuberant imagination, Dragon Teeth is based on the rivalry between real-life paleontologists Cope and Marsh; in William Johnson readers will find an inspiring hero only Michael Crichton could have imagined. Michael crichton, the #1 new york times bestselling author of Jurassic Park,  returns to the world of paleontology in this recently discovered novel—a thrilling adventure set in the Wild West during the golden age of fossil hunting.

The year is 1876. Perfectly paced and brilliantly plotted, this enormously winning adventure is destined to become another Crichton classic.  .





Congo

Vintage - In san francisco, an extraordinary gorilla named Amy, who has a 620-sign vocabulary, may hold the secret to that fierce carnage. 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. Immediately, descending into a secret, a new expedition is sent to the Congo with Amy in tow, forbidden world where the only escape may be through the grisliest death.  . At the houston-based Earth Resources Technology Services, Inc.

Congo - Grainy, a horrified supervisor watches a gruesome video transmission of that ill-fated group and sees a haunting, man-like blur moving amongst the bodies.





Prey

HarperCollins e-books - They must stop the swarm before it is too late…In Prey, Michael Crichton combines scientific brilliance with relentless pacing to create an electrifying, chilling techno-thriller. Eight people are trapped. More powerful by the hour, it has targeted the eight scientists as prey. A self-replicating swarm of predatory molecules is rapidly evolving outside the plant.

Michael crichton's prey is a terrifying page-turner that masterfully combines a heart–pounding thriller with cutting-edge technology. Deep in the nevada desert, the xymos Corporation has built a state-of-the-art fabrication plant, surrounded by miles and miles of nothing but cactus and coyotes. Massed together, the molecules form an intelligent organism that is anything but benign.





Micro: A Novel

Harper - Completed by visionary science writer Richard Preston, this boundary-pushing thriller melds scientific fact with pulse-pounding fiction to create yet another masterpiece of sophisticated, cutting-edge entertainment. In the vein of jurassic park, this high-concept thriller follows a group of graduate students lured to Hawaii to work for a mysterious biotech company—only to find themselves cast out into the rain forest, with nothing but their scientific expertise and wits to protect them.

An instant classic, Micro pits nature against technology in vintage Michael Crichton fashion.





The Andromeda Strain

Vintage - What could cause such shock and fear? The terror has begun, and there is no telling where it will end.  . Nearby, in the town of piedmont, bodies lie heaped and flung across the ground, faces locked in frozen surprise. From the author of jurassic park, timeline,  and Sphere comes a captivating thriller about a deadly extraterrestrial microorganism, which threatens to annihilate human life.

Five prominent biophysicists have warned the United States government that sterilization procedures for returning space probes may be inadequate to guarantee uncontaminated re-entry to the atmosphere. Two years later, a probe satellite falls to the earth and lands in a desolate region of northeastern Arizona.





Rising Sun: A Novel

Ballantine Books - 1 new york times bestseller • from the author of jurassic park, Timeline, and Sphere comes this riveting thriller of corporate intrigue and cutthroat competition between American and Japanese business interests. On the forty-sixth floor, in an empty conference room, the corpse of a beautiful young woman is discovered.

The investigation immediately becomes a headlong chase through a twisting maze of industrial intrigue, a no-holds-barred conflict in which control of a vital American technology is the fiercely coveted prize—and in which the Japanese saying “Business is war” takes on a terrifying reality. As well built a thrill machine as a suspense novel can be.

Rising Sun: A Novel - The new york times book review   on the forty-fifth floor of the Nakamoto tower in downtown Los Angeles—the new American headquarters of the immense Japanese conglomerate—a grand opening celebration is in full swing. A grand maze of plot twists. Crichton’s gift for spinning a timely yarn is going to be enough, once again, to serve a current tenant of the bestseller list with an eviction notice.

New york daily news   “The action in Rising Sun unfolds at a breathless pace. Business Week.