Zero Cool

by John Lange, Michael Crichton | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0843959592 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingperryfranwing of Elk Grove, California USA on 10/30/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingperryfranwing from Elk Grove, California USA on Monday, October 30, 2017
Zero Cool (Hard Case Crime #041)
by John Lange (Pseudonym), Michael Crichton

While vacationing in Spain, a young doctor finds himself embroiled in a deadly conflict between rival gangs

Peter Ross just wanted a vacation. After years toiling in the radiology department of a large American hospital, he dreams of lying on a Spanish beach with a beautiful girl. The beach proves just as lovely as he hoped. But the girl turns out to be trouble.

Angela Locke is on the run from a pair of gangs waging war over a missing artifact, and she sucks Ross straight into the crossfire. From sunny Spain to rain-swept Paris, Ross’s trip will take him into Europe’s darkest corners. An ordinary man on the run for his life, he must uncover a centuries-old secret, or risk becoming its next victim.

Journal Entry 2 by wingperryfranwing at Elk Grove, California USA on Monday, January 01, 2018
Before The Andromeda Strain and Jurassic Park, etc., Michael Crichton wrote several novels using various pseudonyms. ZERO COOL is Michael Crichton's fifth published novel. It was released in 1969 under the pseudonym of John Lange, and later re-released in 2008 as part of the Hard Case Crime series. For this release, Crichton wrote short new framing chapters, in addition to doing an overall revision of the text.

The protagonist in the novel is Peter Ross, an American radiologist who goes to Spain for a vacation and to do a presentation. He meets a beautiful young woman on a Spanish beach and then finds himself in the midst of a struggle by several gangs who are seeking a precious Mexican artifact. Ross is forced to do an autopsy where the artifact is sewn into the corpse's chest cavity. Then he is enmeshed in trying to find the body when it is snatched.

Overall, this one was pretty ridiculous and could have been the plot from a pulp novel from the 30's what with ancient artifacts, rival gangs, including a mad dwarf, falconry, and hard-to-kill villains! It was somewhat fun to read but don't expect anything like the novels Crichton was famous for.

Journal Entry 3 by wingperryfranwing at iwillrejoice's ABC bookrings, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Friday, January 19, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (1/19/2018 UTC) at iwillrejoice's ABC bookrings, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases


Releasing this one into the Z bookring. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 4 by winginnaewing at Aurora, Colorado USA on Friday, February 09, 2018
This book will still be traveling with the Z bookring

Journal Entry 5 by LynnGorman at New Castle, Indiana USA on Monday, February 26, 2018
I chose this book from the Z bookring.

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