New York Times bestselling author Michael Crichton delivers another action-packed techo-thriller in State of Fear.
When a group of eco-terrorists engage in a global conspiracy to generate weather-related natural disasters, its up to environmental lawyer Peter Evans and his team to uncover the subterfuge.
From Tokyo to Los Angeles, from Antarctica to the Solomon Islands, Michael Crichton mixes cutting edge science and action-packed adventure, leading readers on an edge-of-your-seat ride while offering up a thought-provoking commentary on the issue of global warming. A deftly-crafted novel, in true Crichton style, State of Fear is an exciting, stunning tale that not only entertains and educates, but will make you think.
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...one, there exists a world yet unrevealed in which strip miners wrestle with the issue of proper wilderness management; or two, this fellow has completely lost all sense of perspective. The evidence in "State of Fear" forces this reader to embrace the latter.Read Full Review of State of Fear | See more reviews from NY Times
State of Fear does wrestle with what is happening in the world around us and Crichton provides ample food for thought. Check out that bibliography - it's a fascinating reading list - but the fact that my interest was held more by the bibliography than the plot of the novel means that this is a thriller that definitely fails to thrill.Read Full Review of State of Fear | See more reviews from Guardian
Check out that bibliography - it's a fascinating reading list - but the fact that my interest was held more by the bibliography than the plot of the novel means that this is a thriller that definitely fails to thrill.Read Full Review of State of Fear | See more reviews from Guardian
In general this book would be a good vacation read. It’s not intellectual fertilizer, but will keep you interested enough on a long plane flight or a nice day at the beach to keep you turning pages.Read Full Review of State of Fear | See more reviews from Blog Critics
Like all Crichton’s stories, this book is a true thrill ride and comes highly recommended from this reviewer.Read Full Review of State of Fear
It is coincidental, and frightening, that a housing development in Maryland was burned by a group of radical environmentalists the same week that the novel saw its initial publication. While STATE OF FEAR is a work of fiction, life is imitating its art. Read, and weep.Read Full Review of State of Fear
Crichton's readers deserve better. His thesis deserves better. Even his vaguely drawn cardboard characters deserve better, in the form of a story that doesn't make them all look like putzes, no matter what side they're on.Read Full Review of State of Fear | See more reviews from AV Club
State of Fear is one of Crichton’s best because it’s as hard to pigeonhole as greenhouse gas but certainly heats up the room.Read Full Review of State of Fear
This is heavy subject matter, sometimes bogged down by moralizing and too many scene changes. But Crichton has a broad fan base. He can thrill readers who love the heart-pounding chase scenes...Read Full Review of State of Fear
The main problem with this book is that the author appears to have started with an agenda, and tried to build a story around that...Read Full Review of State of Fear
The story itself is a thrill ride. Beginning with many seemingly random events, the protagonists slowly put the pieces together to reveal a complex plot. Every moment is full of page-turning suspense.Read Full Review of State of Fear
He then follows up with a diatribe against popular science, comparing environmentalism to the history of eugenics. This couldn't have been more inappropriate or distasteful. All in all, I wish I hadn't wasted the six hours it took me to listen to this audio book.Read Full Review of State of Fear
If you get caught up in the global warming debate going on in the book, you will probably not enjoy the journey. However, if you remember global warming is the catalyst used to take a look at how language is used to get people to believe all kinds of things, right or wrong, you may enjoy the experience a whole lot more.Read Full Review of State of Fear
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