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 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…
“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