A thriller from the Jurassic Park author’s med school years, when he wrote “steamy potboilers and heist capers under the pen name John Lange” (USA Today).
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.
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.
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