Grave Descend

Grave Descend

by Michael Crichton, John Lange
     
 

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Diver James McGregor is used to exploring sunken ships. But there's something strange about the wreck of the Grave Descend. No one aboard tells quite the same story about what happened. Then there's the mysterious cargo they were carrying...

In one of the most beautiful places on Earth, a sinister plot is about to unfold.  And if McGregor's not careful, he may

Overview

Diver James McGregor is used to exploring sunken ships. But there's something strange about the wreck of the Grave Descend. No one aboard tells quite the same story about what happened. Then there's the mysterious cargo they were carrying...

In one of the most beautiful places on Earth, a sinister plot is about to unfold.  And if McGregor's not careful, he may find himself in over his head. 

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
03/10/2014
The storytelling skills Crichton brought to classic thrillers like Jurassic Park and The Great Train Robbery are evident in this suspense novel penned under his John Lange pseudonym. Expert diver James McGregor, an American expat, has steady work and a comfortable life in Kingston, Jamaica, until he's offered a job that seems hinky from the start. Arthur Wayne, a marine insurance representative who seems unfamiliar with the basics of his job, wants McGregor to help with an unusual salvage assignment. Just the day before, the yacht, Grave Descend, went down after an explosion, an incident that somehow has been kept secret. He offers McGregor any pay within reason to dive to the wreck to determine the source of the explosion and whether the ship can be recovered. McGregor is suspicious of Wayne's intentions when he schemes to sink another vessel to make the accident appear to have occurred a day later. McGregor's suspicions heighten when he gets an anonymous call warning the diver that he's being played. This escapist page-turner may not linger long in the memory, but it meets its modest goals. (Oct.)
From the Publisher
"It's very intriguing, and like the other Lange books, would make for a fantastic movie." - Trash Mutant

"A must-read for Crichton fans" - Fiction Addict 

"Crichton was able to keep the hook baited and still managed to throw in a few surprises at the end." - Pop Cults 

"...very entertaining...a fine example of Crichton's innate story-telling ability." - Irresistible Targets

"Great delight to Crichton fans who are still mourning his 2008 passing." Geek Girl Project

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781783291243
Publisher:
Titan
Publication date:
10/29/2013
Series:
Hard Case Crime
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
308,933
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.56(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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