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Drug of Choice
     

Drug of Choice

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by Michael Crichton, John Lange
 

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On a secret island in the Caribbean, bioengineers have devised a vacation resort like no other, promising the ultimate escape. But when Dr. Roger Clark investigates, he discovers the dark secret of Eden Island and of Advance Biosystems, the shadowy corporation underwriting it...

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On a secret island in the Caribbean, bioengineers have devised a vacation resort like no other, promising the ultimate escape. But when Dr. Roger Clark investigates, he discovers the dark secret of Eden Island and of Advance Biosystems, the shadowy corporation underwriting it...

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Publishers Weekly
05/12/2014
The insightful predictions about future technological advancements that marked Crichton's SF thrillers are on display in another standout from his earlier efforts, this novel originally published in 1970. Once again, his lead is an everyman thrust into an unusual situation. Roger Clark, a Los Angeles internal medicine resident, encounters a bizarre case: a seemingly comatose Hell's Angel whose urine is blue. Roger is embarrassed when his superior is able to rouse the patient easily and the excretion reverts to its normal color. The situation gets stranger when a Hollywood cover girl, Sharon Wilder, is admitted to Clark's hospital with similar symptoms. Wilder recovers, and invites the doctor out. But on the morning following their first date, he's left with only a vague memory of the night, and soon finds himself recruited for a job with a mysterious bio-systems firm that tests cutting-edge drugs. The scary secret behind these events further testifies to Crichton's gift at anticipating societal trends. (Nov.)
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"Great delight to Crichton fans who are still mourning his 2008 passing." Geek Girl Project 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781783291236
Publisher:
Titan
Publication date:
11/19/2013
Series:
Hard Case Crime
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
290,864
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Long before he wrote Jurassic Park, before he scripted blockbuster movies like Twister, before he created the groundbreaking TV series ER, Michael Crichton was an honors student at Harvard Medical School - and writing paperback suspense novels on the side, under the top-secret pen name "John Lange." Lange wrote eight books between 1966 and 1972...and then vanished.

Until, 40 years after John Lange was born, Michael Crichton chose Hard Case Crime to bring him back, personally re-editing two Lange books, even writing new chapters for one of them. Now Hard Case Crime is proud to bring all of John Lange's work back into print for the first time in decades - and the first time ever under Michael Crichton's real name.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Los Angeles, California
Date of Birth:
October 23, 1942
Date of Death:
November 4, 2008
Place of Birth:
Chicago, Illinois
Place of Death:
Los Angeles, California
Education:
B.A.. in Anthropology, Harvard University, 1964; M.D., Harvard Medical School, 1969
Website:
http://www.michaelcrichton.net/

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Drug of Choice: A Novel 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Angie_Lisle More than 1 year ago
A quick read with fast-paced action based on a fear still prevalent today - doctors, and the conglomerations they hide behind, who care more about money and power than the humans they treat. Crichton was one of those authors/screenwriters who had the ability to scare the bah-jeezus out of me which made it interesting to see his early work and how he evolved as a writer. I thought the story held up well in the decades that have passed since this book was first written. The one downside is that the book has become a pot-boiler in today's time and it's easy to guess what happens next. That statement probably wouldn't have held up back in the seventies, when this book was initially released. I received a free copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads in exchange for a review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I received this book from Goodreads first reads.Considering this book was first published in 1970..The future descriptions in the story make it very eerie.I couldn't put it down.Enjoyed it very much.It was the first time reading one of his books under the name John Lange..Will have to look into reading more of them.Thank You for the opportunity to do so.(less)