Scratch One

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Scratch One

By Michael Crichton

Hard Case Crime, Paperback, 9781783291199, 268pp.

Publication Date: October 29, 2013

Description
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?


About the Author
Long before he wrote "Jurassic Park," before he scripted blockbuster movies like "Twister," before he created the groundbreaking TV series "ER," Michael Crichton was an honors student at Harvard Medical School - and writing paperback suspense novels on the side, under the top-secret pen name "John Lange." Lange wrote eight books between 1966 and 1972...and then vanished.

Until, 40 years after John Lange was born, Michael Crichton chose Hard Case Crime to bring him back, personally re-editing two Lange books, even writing new chapters for one of them. Now Hard Case Crime is proud to bring all of John Lange's work back into print for the first time in decades - and the first time ever under Michael Crichton's real name.


Praise For Scratch One

"One of the best books in the Lange bunch." - Trash Mutant

"Scratch One is a great starting point for this “new-old” series, and should have alerted the world in 1967 that an excellent, up-and-coming novelist was in our midst." Borg.com

"Pure, high-octane entertainment." -  Pop Mythology

"A joy to read." - Geek Nutz

"Great delight to Crichton fans who are still mourning his 2008 passing." Geek Girl Project