Five prominent biophysicists give the United States government an urgent warning: sterilisation procedures for returning space probes may be ...Show synopsisFive prominent biophysicists give the United States government an urgent warning: sterilisation procedures for returning space probes may be inadequate to guarantee uncontaminated re-entry to the atmosphere. Two years later, Project Scoop sends seventeen satellites into the fringes of space in order to 'collect organisms and dust for study'. Then a probe falls to the earth, landing in a desolate area of northeastern Arizona. A little while later, in the nearby town of Piedmont, bodies are discovered heaped and flung across the ground, faces locked in frozen surprise. But the terror has only just begun, because when they try to find the cause of death, the scientists don't realise just what kind of unearthly danger they are dealing with...Brilliantly filmed by Robert Wise in 1971, The Andromeda Strain was the first book to introduce Michael Crichton's audacious combination of believable plots and white-knuckled excitement to a wide audience.Hide synopsis
The Andromeda Strain (Ballantine Books) – Mass-market paperback (1992)
Mass-market paperback, Ballantine Books 1992
ISBN: 0345378482 ISBN-13: 9780345378484
When an unmanned satellite returns to earth lethally contaminated, four American scientists are ordered to a secret lab to work against the threat of a orldwide epidemic.When an unmanned satellite returns to earth lethally contaminated, four American scientists are ordered to a secret lab to work against the threat of a orldwide epidemic.Hide
Description:Good. Crease in spine. Crease at lower right corner of front...Good. Crease in spine. Crease at lower right corner of front cover. "Used" sticker on spine and back cover. 272 p. Includes References at end.
I thought that this was a fast paced book that would keep someone on the edge of their seet for hours on end. I certainly enjoyed this thrilling novel, it had a handful of surprising twists and turns that get more suspenseful as you read. This was a fun and easily read book, especialy if you are a Michael Crichton fan like me.
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