State of Fear by Michael Crichton
Greatness of Michael Crichton is his ability to present some of the esoteric concepts in an entertaining form…and sometimes this is his failing too.
‘State of Fear’ falls in the second category. Set against the backdrop of global warming and all the hallabaloo of the environment agencies, the main characters try to race against time to thwart the plans of so called environment terrorists. A smart government agent, a billionaire, his beautiful secretary and his lawyer form the team that goes against this terrorism. Is this team enough to fight the so called ‘environment terrorism’–is a question that haunts you while reading the novel. And there are hackneyed sub-plots of misunderstood triangular romance, male-female typical conflict etc.
So, what starts off as promising novel, ends up as a huge repository for all the news items and research rallying against the so-called impending threat of global warming.
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