New York Times bestselling author Michael Crichton delivers another action-packed techo-thriller in State of Fear.
When a group of eco-terrorists engage in a global conspiracy to generate weather-related natural disasters, its up to environmental lawyer Peter Evans and his team to uncover the subterfuge.
From Tokyo to Los Angeles, from Antarctica to the Solomon Islands, Michael Crichton mixes cutting edge science and action-packed adventure, leading readers on an edge-of-your-seat ride while offering up a thought-provoking commentary on the issue of global warming. A deftly-crafted novel, in true Crichton style, State of Fear is an exciting, stunning tale that not only entertains and educates, but will make you think.
About the Author
Michael Crichton (1942—2008) was the author of the groundbreaking novels The Andromeda Strain, The Great Train Robbery, Jurassic Park, Disclosure, Prey, State of Fear,and Next, among many others. His books have sold more than 200 million copies worldwide, have been translated into thirty-eight languages, and have provided the basis for fifteen feature films. He was the director of Westworld, Coma, The Great Train Robbery and Looker, as well as the creator of ER. Crichton remains the only writer to have a number one book, movie, and TV show in the same year.
“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