Deserto dello Utah. La sagoma scura di un treno blindato attraversa la notte. Un’esplosione scuote il silenzio, un gruppo di uomini armati sottrae due grosse bombole d’acciaio. Al loro interno, accuratamente separati, gli agenti binari di un potentissimo gas nervino destinato al dipartimento della Difesa. A San Diego, qualche giorno dopo, i servizi segreti collegano il furto al sorvegliato speciale John Wright, divorato dal risentimento verso una società che considera sbagliata e che vuole sovvertire. A tenergli testa è un agente che lo conosce molto bene, John Graves: solo il suo intuito ha una possibilità di svelare l’indecifrabile piano di Wright per diffondere il gas binario. I due si fronteggiano in una sfida psicologica al cardiopalma, un conto alla rovescia per mettere in salvo la vita del presidente degli Stati Uniti e di tutta la popolazione della costa occidentale.
- ISBN: 8811671280
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 235
This book was obviously well researched just like all of Crichton's books. I always find that thrilling, especially when it's about something dangerous, like explosives and nerve gas in this title. The low stars are not for that, nor are they due to the pacing. This was a perfect title for Hard Case Leggi tutto
This is a fun page turning thriller - yes its says John Lange and yes its a pseudonym for Michael Crichton - in fact there are several other books written under this pseudonym but thats for another day. This book is a fast pace thriller - a case of catch them if they can (in time). Yes the story sacr Leggi tutto
Binary is one of the shortest thrillers you'll read. Though the topic is well researched and the book is an absolute page turner, I found it tad simple. John Graves, intelligence officer gets pulled up by the State Defense Department personnel after a consignment of secret military shipment gets hij Leggi tutto
Fast, easy, fun, and masculine to a ludicrous degree. So, pretty much exactly what you want when you pick up a pulp novel to read over the summer break. It was cool getting to read a Michael Crichton book from before he was THE Michael Crichton. Kind of feels like watching batting practice at a majo Leggi tutto
Από την τελευταία φορά που διάβασα κάποιο βιβλίο του Μάικλ Κράιτον πέρασαν πάνω από δυο χρόνια και η αλήθεια είναι ότι μου έλειψε λιγάκι. Βέβαια εδώ έχουμε να κάνουμε μ'ένα παλπ μυθιστόρημα που έγραψε ο Κράιτον με το ψευδώνυμο Τζον Λαντζ, όταν ακόμα σπούδαζε και δεν είχε αρχίσει την μεγάλη καριέρα τ Leggi tutto
He often feels that a problem is solved when it is only half finished, or two-third finished — Michael Crichton, Binary (1972/2013) My first impression about this book was different. When we talk about Hardboiled Detective Story and Pulp Fiction, the only thing comes in our mind is a private investig Leggi tutto
Grade: B- ...John Lange (an early psuedonym used by Michael Crichton)wrties a rather ho-hum novel in Binary. The most interesting thing is reading this book as a time capsule of cutting edge computer technology circa 1972.
John Lange is a pseudonym for Michael Crichton. He used this name when he was still attending medical school in the mid 60's to early 70's (1966 -1972) and wrote suspense novels on the side to earn money. Binary is the story of a government agent playing a deadly game with a man intending to commit m Leggi tutto
Graves works for the government. During the course of his duties he finds that someone has tapped into government files. That someone is Wright. Wright is a very wealthy man and a genius. He is determined that he will do something about the government that is corrupt. Graves must stop him from killi Leggi tutto
Michael Crichton wrote eight books under the pseudonym of John Lange. As I am on a semi-casual quest to read everything Crichton has ever written, I am always delighted when I can track a Lange book down. Happily the Hard Case Crime line has reprinted all of these volumes-which brings us to Binary.
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