Drug of Choice: A Novel

Drug of Choice: A Novel

by Michael Crichton, John Lange
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Drug of Choice: A Novel by Michael Crichton, John Lange

To uncover the secrets of a superdrug, a doctor must go undercover and risk it all . . .

When a Hell’s Angel is thrown from his bike at 110 miles per hour, he should probably end up in the morgue. But this Angel survives his crash without a scratch, and ends up sleeping peacefully in the hospital. When Dr. Roger Clark inspects him, he finds only one defect: blue urine. Similar reports start to trickle in from hospitals upstate. It seems that a strange new drug is sending people into comas, and only Clark can unravel its mystery.

His search for answers takes him on the strangest trip of his life, into a place called “Eden,” which looks like paradise, but feels like hell.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Michael Crichton including rare images from the author’s estate.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781453299272
Publisher: Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller
Publication date: 07/23/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 143
Sales rank: 202,341
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Michael Crichton (1942–2008) was one of the most successful novelists of his generation, admired for his meticulous scientific research and fast-paced narrative. He graduated summa cum laude and earned his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1969. His first novel, Odds On (1966), was written under the pseudonym John Lange and was followed by seven more Lange novels. He also wrote as Michael Douglas and Jeffery Hudson. His novel A Case of Need won the Edgar Award in 1969. Popular throughout the world, he has sold more than 200 million books. His novels have been translated into thirty-eight languages, and thirteen have been made into films. 

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

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Drug of Choice: A Novel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous 4 months ago
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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)