Political radical John Wright is plotting an act of mass destruction—and federal agent John Graves has him under surveillance, trying to figure out what the plot is.
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?
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Michael Crichton was a writer and filmmaker, best known as the author of Jurassic Park and the creator of ER. One of the most popular entertainers in the world, Crichton sold more than 200 million copies of his books which have been translated into 40 languages and adapted into 15 films. Long before the carefully researched techno-thrillers that ultimately brought him to fame, Crichton wrote high-octane suspense novels to support himself while studying at Harvard Medical School. He published eight of these books under the pseudonym John Lange between the years of 1966 and 1972. They provided him with the means to complete his education. He graduated at the top of his class.From Booklist:
A man who thinks of himself as a political activist, but who appears to be more like a terrorist, has big plans nearing fruition. An American federal agent is keeping an eye on him, hoping to uncover the details of the man’s plot. When some deadly nerve gas goes missing, the American agent thinks he’s solved the mystery, but is it already too late? Between the late 1960s and the early 1970s, Crichton published a handful of actioners under the name of John Lange. They’re mostly straightforward thrillers, usually with a distinct pulp-fiction flavor to them (fast-paced action, slick stories, slightly larger-than-life characters). They don’t really resemble a Michael Crichton novel, although this one, from 1972—three years after Crichton published The Andromeda Strain under his own name—just might come closer than the other Lange novels. Science and technology are key elements in the story, and some of the writing has that familiar Crichton feel to it. A well-constructed race-against-time thriller. --David Pitt
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Book Description Knopf, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110394479874
Book Description Knopf. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0394479874 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1067189
Book Description Knopf, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0394479874