Good morning, well afternoon here in Minnesota!
I did a few polls on my Instagram and I’ll be doing more collages 🙂 I had a lot of fun with these for the bookish rainbow challenge and by popular demand, the first collage is authors. All of these are by the same author and they do cross multiple genres.
Micheal Crichton is the first up!
Fun fact: he used a pseudonym in his Hard Case Crime entries (John Lange). I’m an avid collector of the Hard Case Crime series and it was fun learning that.
ODDS ON – Written as John Lange – Hard Case Crime Book MC1
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: 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…
SCRATCH ONE – Written as John Lange – Hard Case Crime Book MC2
To prevent an arms shipment from reaching the Middle East a terrorist group has been carrying out targeted assassinations in Egypt…Portugal…Denmark…France. In response, the United States sends one of its deadliest agents to take the killers down.
But when the agent is delayed in transit, lawyer Roger Carr gets mistaken for him. Now, with some of the world’s deadliest men after him, will he survive long enough to prove his identity?
GRAVE DESCEND – Written as John Lange – Hard Case Crime Book MC7
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.
JURASSIC PARK – Michael Crichton
An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind’s most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them—for a price. Until something goes wrong. . . .
THE VENOM BUSINESS – Written as John Lange – Hard Case Crime Book MC5
As an expert handler of venomous snakes – and a smuggler of rare artifacts – 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…?
THE LOST WORLD – Michael Crichton
It is now six years since the secret disaster at Jurassic Park, six years since the extraordinary dream of science and imagination came to a crashing end – the dinosaurs destroyed, the park dismantled, the island indefinitely closed to the public.
There are rumors that something has survived….
CONGO – Michael Crichton
Deep in the African rain forest, near the legendary ruins of the Lost City of Zinj, an expedition of eight American geologists are mysteriously and brutally killed in a matter of minutes.
Ten thousand miles away, Karen Ross, the Congo Project Supervisor, watches a gruesome video transmission of the aftermath: a camp destroyed, tents crushed and torn, equipment scattered in the mud alongside dead bodies—all motionless except for one moving image—a grainy, dark, man-shaped blur.
In San Francisco, primatologist Peter Elliot works with Amy, a gorilla with an extraordinary vocabulary of 620 “signs,” the most ever learned by a primate, and she likes to finger paint. But recently her behavior has been erratic and her drawings match, with stunning accuracy, the brittle pages of a Portuguese print dating back to 1642 . . . a drawing of an ancient lost city. A new expedition—along with Amy—is sent into the Congo, where they enter a secret world, and the only way out may be through a horrifying death . . .
BINARY – Written as John Lange – Hard Case Crime Book MC8
Political radical John Wright is plotting an act of mass destruction – and federal agent John Graves has him under surveillance, trying to figure out what the plot is.
When a government computer is hacked and a high-security shipment of nerve gas gets hijacked, Graves puts the pieces together – but can he stop Wright from unleashing his weapon before it kills a million people … including the President of the United States?