Michael Crichton, John Lange - Author

About the Author

Long before Jurassic Park, Twister, and ER, Michael Crichton was an honors student at Harvard Medical School - and writing paperback suspense novels on the side, under the pen name John Lange. Lange wrote eight books...and then vanished. Now Hard Case Crime is proud to bring all of John Lange's work back into print for the first time in decades - and under Crichton's real name.

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Drug of Choice

Drug of Choice

Author: Michael Crichton, John Lange Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/11/2013

On a secret island in the Caribbean, bioengineers have devised a vacation resort like no other, promising the ultimate escape. But when Dr. Roger Clark investigates, he discovers the dark secret of Eden Island and of Advance Biosystems, the shadowy corporation underwriting it...

The Venom Business

The Venom Business

Author: Michael Crichton, John Lange Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/11/2013

As an expert handler of venomous snakes - and a smuggler of rare artefacts - Charles Raynaud is accustomed to danger. So the job bodyguarding an old acquaintance about to come into a fortune shouldn't make him break a sweat. But when the attempts on the man's life nearly get Raynaud killed, he's left wondering: is he the killers' real target...?

Odds On

Odds On

Author: Michael Crichton, John Lange Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/11/2013

The plan: to rob the Reina, a super-luxury hotel off the coast of Spain. The crew: three seasoned criminals with the skills to pull off the heist of the century. The edge: every aspect of the scheme has been simulated in a computer, down to the last variable. The complication: three beautiful women with agendas of their own - and the sort of variables no computer can fathom...

Zero Cool

Zero Cool

Author: Michael Crichton, John Lange Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/11/2013

American radiologist Peter Ross just wanted a vacation. But when he meets the beautiful Angela Locke on a Spanish beach, he soon finds himself caught in a murderous crossfire between rival gangs seeking a precious artifact. Ross is an ordinary man in desperate circumstances: racing to uncover a secret lost for centuries, before he becomes its next victim.

Easy Go

Easy Go

Author: Michael Crichton, John Lange Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/10/2013

Beneath the sands of the Egyptian desert lies treasure beyond imagining. And when a professor of archaeology finds clues to the location of a Pharaoh's lost tomb in ancient hieroglyphs, he hatches a plan to find the burial site - and plunder it. But can a five-man team of smugglers and thieves uncover what the centuries have hidden? And even if they find it, can they escape with it...and their lives?

Grave Descend

Grave Descend

Author: Michael Crichton, John Lange Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/10/2013

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.

Zero Cool

Zero Cool

Author: Michael Crichton, John Lange Format: eBook Release Date: 27/08/2013

While vacationing in Spain, a young doctor finds himself embroiled in a deadly conflict between rival gangsPeter Ross just wanted a vacation. After years toiling in the radiology department of a large American hospital, he dreams of lying on a Spanish beach with a beautiful girl. The beach proves just as lovely as he hoped. But the girl turns out to be trouble.Angela Locke is on the run from a pair of gangs waging war over a missing artifact, and she sucks Ross straight into the crossfire. From sunny Spain to rain-swept Paris, Ross's trip will take him into Europe's darkest corners. An ordinary man on the run for his life, he must uncover a centuries-old secret, or risk becoming its next victim. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Michael Crichton including rare images from the author's estate.

Grave Descend

Grave Descend

Author: Michael Crichton, John Lange Format: eBook Release Date: 27/08/2013

An Edgar Award finalist from the #1 New York Timesbestselling author of Jurassic Park: A diver enters dangerous waters to recover a sunken yacht. The Grave Descend lies under more than sixty feet of clear blue Caribbean water, guarded by a coral reef and schools of hungry hammerhead sharks. Raising it would be a near-impossible task, but James McGregor is suited to the impossible. An expert diver, he makes his living exploring sunken ships. But there's something strange about the wreck of the Grave Descend. How did she sink? Why do none of the survivors tell the same story? And what was the cargo inside her hull? To answer these questions, McGregor will have to contend with the deadliest sharks aroundboth underwater and on land. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Michael Crichton including rare images from the author's estate.

Odds On

Odds On

Author: Michael Crichton, John Lange Format: eBook Release Date: 23/07/2013

They thought their daring hotel robbery scheme was airtight, but three men are about to learn that nothing is that simple at the Hotel Reina . . . To rob the finest resort in fascist Spain, three Americans need to blend in among the Mediterranean elite. And to do so, they will each need a gorgeous girl as cover. They find a depraved millionaire, a drug-addled nymphomaniac, and an assistant hotel manager who enjoys mingling with her handsome guests after hours. The would-be thieves have used an IBM supercomputer to plan the perfect heist. Their crime has been calculated to the last detail, with every possible contingency planned for, save one: the women. The Hotel Reina is crawling with femmes fatales, and these crooks will be lucky to escape with the shirts on their backs. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Michael Crichton including rare images from the author's estate.

Scratch One

Scratch One

Author: Michael Crichton, John Lange Format: eBook Release Date: 23/07/2013

Mistaken for a secret agent, a hapless lawyer scrambles to stay aliveAn arms dealer in Copenhagen dies after sipping a poisoned martini. An American diplomat in Lisbon is shot in the back of the head. A Frenchman survives being pushed in front of a train, only to be murdered in his hospital bed. Though seemingly unconnected, these events are part of an international conspiracy that could spell death for Roger Carr.Carr is a lawyer, but he has no love for Lady Justice. A dilettante playboy sent to France on a cushy assignment, he lands himself right in the middle of an international arms deal. Both sides of the conflict have mistaken him for an agent, and the secret service interventions of a dozen countries will do anything to secure himdead or alive.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Michael Crichton including rare images from the author's estate.

Easy Go

Easy Go

Author: Michael Crichton, John Lange Format: eBook Release Date: 23/07/2013

A thriller about an Egyptologist's greatest findand his quest to steal itfrom the #1 New York Timesbestselling author of Jurassic Park and The Andromeda Strain. Brilliant Egyptologist Harold Barnaby has discovered a message hidden inside a particularly difficult set of hieroglyphics. It just may lead him to a secret tomb holding the greatest riches of the ancient world. Barnaby could put his name to the most fantastic archaeological find of the century. But he doesn't just want to dig it up. He wants to steal it. With the help of a smuggler, a thief, and an English lord, he plans his heist. They find that tomb raiding is trickier than they thought, and those who steal from dead Egyptians face dangers worse than a mummy's ancient curse. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Michael Crichton including rare images from the author's estate.

Drug of Choice

Drug of Choice

Author: Michael Crichton, John Lange Format: eBook Release Date: 23/07/2013

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.

Binary

Binary

Author: Michael Crichton, John Lange Format: eBook Release Date: 23/07/2013

An agent races to stop a chemical attack in this thriller from the #1 New York Timesbestselling author of The Andromeda Strain and Jurassic Park. His name is John Wright, and he's the most dangerous man in the United States. A millionaire radical with a deep hatred for everything America stands for, he has concocted a scheme that will shatter the very foundation of our democracyand he's just crazy enough to pull it off. The only man who can stop him is John Graves, an embittered federal agent whose mission in life is to destroy Wright. He'll get his chanceor America will burn. A train races across the Utah desert, carrying a shipment of the deadliest nerve gas known to man. Seven mobsters stop the train, steal the gas, and hand it over to Wright. His target? The Republican National Convention in San Diego, where unleashing the gas will kill one million honest citizens, including the US president. Graves has just one shot to stop Wrightand for the sake of democracy, he'd better not miss. From ';the master of the sci-tech thriller,' this is a terrifying high-speed novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end (Booklist).This ebook features an illustrated biography of Michael Crichton including rare images from the author's estate.

Venom Business

Venom Business

Author: Michael Crichton, John Lange Format: eBook Release Date: 23/07/2013

A smuggler takes a job protecting London's most despicable businessmanCharles Raynaud feels at home in the jungle. A snake trapper, he makes a tidy profit selling poisonous creatures to the zoos of Europe, but it isn't just the snake trade that pays his bills. Raynaud is the finest artifact smuggler the world has ever known, and his particular talents are about to be put to the test.Between jobs in Paris, Raynaud meets an old drinking buddy. One of London's wealthiest, nastiest men, Richard Pierce has eyes on his late father's fortune and wants Raynaud to act as his bodyguard until he acquires it. But after the first attempts on Pierce's life, Raynaud begins to smell a rat. Has he been hired as a bodyguard, or a target?This ebook features an illustrated biography of Michael Crichton including rare images from the author's estate.

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