Drug of Choice

Drug of Choice

by Michael Crichton, John Lange

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783291236
Publisher: Titan
Publication date: 11/19/2013
Series: Hard Case Crime
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 307,985
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About 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.

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 More than 1 year ago
Loved it
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)