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Publisher Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this thriller from the author of Jurassic Park, Sphere, and Congo, a group of young scientists travel back in time to medieval France on a daring rescue mission that becomes a struggle to stay alive.
“Compulsive reading . . . brilliantly imagined.”—Los Angeles Times
In an Arizona desert, a man wanders in a daze, speaking words that make no sense. Within twenty-four hours he is dead, his body swiftly cremated by his only known associates. Halfway around the world, archaeologists make a shocking discovery at a medieval site. Suddenly they are swept off to the headquarters of a secretive multinational corporation that has developed an astounding technology. Now this group is about to get a chance not to study the past but to enter it. And with history opened up to the present, the dead awakened to the living, these men and women will soon find themselves fighting for their very survival—six hundred years ago.
Praise for Timeline

“Exciting . . . classic adventure . . . [a] swashbuckling novel . . . Crichton delivers.”USA Today
“More screams per page . . . than Jurassic Park and The Lost World combined . . . The pace will leave many breathlessly grasping for oxygen masks.”The San Diego Union-Tribune
“One of his best . . . [a] nonstop roller coaster of a novel.”The Philadelphia Inquirer

Mysteries & Thrillers
November 16
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Kureguasu ,

Captivating but often questionable

I found this book on my father’s book shelf as a young child and always wanted to know what to was about but being young with a distaste for reading I never got around to until recently. The story itself has an almost unique capability of being a time drama as well as a soft science fiction thriller. I must say that there are many times that the plot was pushed forward only by mere coincidence on more than one occasion, and I found a few points that seemed to be completely unnecessary (the crazed night at the Church of the Green Death for example) apart from adding more gore to an already bloody and action filled story. Overall, it was a pleasure to read!

JayJaySi ,


I love this book. Hate the movie. That simple. Very well thought out plot that is backed by science, which is a trademark of M.C. books.

politex ,

This author never disappoints …

Timeline is just as relevant and entertaining today as the day it was released. Michael Crichton is a world class storyteller and scientist. This is one of his best.

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