• Pirates

    Michael Crichton

    1665. La Jamaïque est un poste avancé de Sa Très Gracieuse Majesté, une petite colonie perdue au milieu des immenses possessions de l'empire espagnol. Port Royal, capitale de l'île, un véritable coupe-gorge où se bousculent les tavernes, les rhumeries, et autres bordels, n'est pas un endroit où s'établir si l'on veut vivre centenaire. Quand ce ne sont pas les maladies tropicales, un poignard où une hache plantés dans votre dos peuvent interrompre votre vie à tout moment. Du point de vue du capitaine Edward Hunter, cependant, la vie sur l'île est riche de promesses. Il faut juste s'y entendre un peu en matière de piraterie. Et savoir par exemple qu'au nom du roi Charles II d'Angleterre, sur tout galion mal défendu, l'or espagnol peut être saisi. Dans ces eaux, ceux qui possèdent l'or font la loi.À Port Royal, la nouvelle circule bientôt que El Trinidad, un navire regorgeant de trésors en provenance de la Nouvelle-Espagne, est à quai dans le port voisin de Matanceros. Cette possession espagnole réputée imprenable est gouvernée par le sanguinaire Cazalla, l'un des chefs militaires favoris du roi d'Espagne, Philippe IV. Hunter met rapidement sur pied une petite équipe qui aura la mission de s'infiltrer dans l'île ennemie pour s'emparer du galion espagnol. L'aventure sera plus périlleuse encore qu'on pouvait s'y attendre, et Hunter perdra plus d'un homme avant de devoir se rendre en personne sur les rivages de Matanceros, où la jungle et les canons de l'infanterie espagnole s'interposeront encore entre lui et El Trinidad.Avec l'aide de ses hommes et laissant quelques cadavres dans son sillage, Hunter parvient finalement à mettre la main sur le galion et échapper à l´impitoyable Cazalla, mais ses malheurs ne font que commencer.

  • In the heart of Africa, three intrepid adventurers are desperate to find the fabulous diamonds of the lost city of Zinj. They encounter the Kigani cannibals, flaming volcanoes and ferocious gorillas - and Amy, the cuddly gorilla who's fluent in sign language.

  • On the 45th floor of the Matsumoto Tower in LA, the headquarters of the Japanese Electronics Corporation, celebrities from the film and music world mix with the captains of industry and politics. On the 46th floor, the dead body of a young woman is discovered. By the author of "Jurassic Park".

  • The new thriller from Michael Crichton, one of the most famous authors in the world, the most exciting, anticipated publication of Christmas 2009.From one of the best-loved and bestselling authors of all time comes and irresistible tale of swashbuckling pirates in the New World - a classic story of adventure and betrayal.Jamaica, in 1665 a lone outpost of British power amid Spanish waters in the sunbaked Caribbean. Its capital, Port Royal, a cuthroat town of taverns, grog shops and bawdy houses - the last place imaginable from which to launch an unthinkable attack on a nearby Spanish stronghold. Yet that is exactly what renowned privateer Captain Charles Hunter plans to do, with the connivance of Charles II's ruling governor, Sir James Almont.The target is Matanceros, guarded by the bloodthirsty Cazalla, and considered impregnable with its gun emplacements and sheer cliffs. Hunter's crew of buccaneers must battle not only the Spanish fleet but other deadly perils - raging hurricanes, cannibal tribes, even sea monsters. But if his ragtag crew succeeds, they will make not only history ... but a fortune in gold.

  • The Number One international bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Congo and Sphere blends fact and fiction to create a near-future where genetic engineering opens up a whole new world of terrifying, page-turning possibilities...Is a loved one missing body parts?Are blondes becoming extinct?Has a human already cross-bred with a monkey?We live in a GENETIC WORLD. Fast, frightening - and potentially VERY lucrative. There are designer pets; a genetic cure for drug addiction; a booming market in eggs and sperm. But is there also a talking ape in Borneo? Has a 'master' gene for controlling others been found? Could an innocent man and his family be hunted cross-country because they happen to have certain valuable genes ...Are you ready for what comes NEXT in Michael Crichton's stunning new thriller?

  • It is now six years since the secret disaster at Jurassic Park, six years since the extraordinary dream of science and imagination came to a crashing end - the dinosaurs destroyed, the park dismantled, the island indefinitely closed to the public.

    There are rumours that something survived. . . .

  • Anglais Timeline

    Michael Crichton

    An old man wearing a brown robe is found wandering disoriented in the Arizona desert. He is miles from any human habitation and has no memory of how he got to be there, or who he is. The only clue to his identity is the plan of a medieval monastery in his pocket.

    So begins the mystery of Timeline, a mystery that will catapult a group of young scientists back to the Middle Ages and into the heart of the Hundred Years' War.

    Imagine the risks of such a journey. Imagine the impossible.

  • From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes an epic tale of unspeakable horror.
    It is 922 A.D. The refined Arab courtier Ibn Fadlan is accompanying a party of Viking warriors back to their home. He is appalled by their customs--the gratuitous sexuality of their women, their disregard for cleanliness, and their cold-blooded sacrifices. As they enter the frozen, forbidden landscape of the North--where the days length does not equal the nights, where after sunset the sky burns in streaks of color--Fadlan soon discovers that he has been unwillingly enlisted to combat the terrors in the night that come to slaughter the Vikings, the monsters of the mist that devour human flesh. But just how he will do it, Fadlan has no idea.

  • From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes an enthralling novel about Victorian Londons most notorious gold heist.
    London, 1855, when lavish wealth and appalling poverty exist side by side, one mysterious man navigates both worlds with perfect ease. Edward Pierce preys on the most prominent of the well-to-do as he cunningly orchestrates the crime of his century. Who would suspect that a gentleman of breeding could mastermind the extraordinary robbery aboard the pride of Englands industrial era, the mighty steam locomotive? Based on fact, but studded with all the suspense and style of fiction, here is a classic historical thriller, set a decade before the age of dynamite--yet nonetheless explosive

  • From the author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Congo comes a psychological thriller about a group of scientists who investigate a spaceship discovered on the ocean floor.
    In the middle of the South Pacific, a thousand feet below the surface, a huge vessel is unearthed. Rushed to the scene is a team of American scientists who descend together into the depths to investigate the astonishing discovery. What they find defies their imaginations and mocks their attempts at logical explanation. It is a spaceship, but apparently it is undamaged by its fall from the sky. And, most startling, it appears to be at least three hundred years old, containing a terrifying and destructive force that must be controlled at all costs.

  • From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes a deeply personal memoir full of fascinating adventures as he travels everywhere from the Mayan pyramids to Kilimanjaro.
    Fueled by a powerful curiosity--and by a need to see, feel, and hear, firsthand and close-up--Michael Crichton's journeys have carried him into worlds diverse and compelling--swimming with mud sharks in Tahiti, tracking wild animals through the jungle of Rwanda. This is a record of those travels--an exhilarating quest across the familiar and exotic frontiers of the outer world, a determined odyssey into the unfathomable, spiritual depths of the inner world. It is an adventure of risk and rejuvenation, terror and wonder, as exciting as Michael Crichton's many masterful and widely heralded works of fiction.

  • Que s'est-il donc passé sur Isla Nublar, durant ces deux jours d'août 1989, pour obliger l'armée à venir « faire le ménage » ? Le programme dont cette île est le théâtre avait pourtant tout du paradis scientifique : un immense complexe naturel où s'ébattent, aux yeux de tous, les plus féroces sauriens du Jurassique, génétiquement ramenés à la vie.

    Quelques jours avant le chaos, le paléontologue Alan Grant et Ian Malcolm, mathématicien de renom, chargés de délivrer une caution universitaire au projet, embarquent pour ce bout de terre perdu au large du Pacifique. Bientôt, le petit groupe invité par le créateur du parc doit se rendre à l'évidence : au coeur d'une jungle primitive et farouchement hostile, l'être humain n'est plus l'espèce dominante, mais la proie. Et la science se révèle vite impuissante face à la sauvagerie d'un écosystème disparu, un monde oublié qui cherche à reprendre ses droits. Dès lors, l'évolution impose sa loi, unique, éternelle, terrifiante : survivre.

  • A space probe, designed to collect organisms and dust for study, falls to earth in a desolate area of north-eastern Arizona. In a nearby town, bodies lie flung about, faces frozen in surprise. The terror has begun. This bestseller is by the author of "Jurassic Park".

  • From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes a neurological thriller about the dangers of cutting-edge medical experimentation.
    Harry Benson suffers from violent seizures. So violent that he often blackouts when they take hold. Shortly after severely beating two men during an episode, the police escort Benson to a Los Angeles hospital for treatment. There, Dr. Roger McPherson, head of the prestigious Neuropsychiatric Research Unit, is convinced he can cure Benson with an experimental procedure that would place electrodes deep in his brains pleasure centers, effectively short-circuiting Harry's seizures with pulses of bliss. The surgery is successful, but while Benson is in recovery, he discovers how to trigger the pulses himself. To make matters worse his violent impulses have only grown, and he soon escapes the hospital with a deadly agenda. . .

  • Dosant toujours à la perfection découvertes scientifiques réelles et fiction, Crichton entraîne ses personnages dans un univers aussi effrayant que celui de Jurassic Park et aussi angoissant que celui de La Proie.
    Un roman posthume saisissant.
    Une mystérieuse société, Nanigen MicroTechnologies, s´est installée dans les environs d´Honolulu. Officiellement, Nanigen fait de la bioprospection. En réalité, elle s´intéresse de près aux nanotechnologies : elle fabrique des microrobots au moyen d´un mystérieux générateur tensoriel qui lui permet de réduire aussi bien les objets que les créatures vivantes. Grâce à ces inventions, Nanigen découvre dans la jungle d´Oahu des milliards de micro-organismes inconnus. Pour exploiter cette manne prometteuse de nouveaux médicaments vitaux et de profits inimaginables, il lui faut des chercheurs. D´autant plus que ses méthodes ne sont pas sans danger pour son personnel et que son P-DG, Vin Drake, est prêt à vendre son âme au diable...

  • An instant classic in the vein of Jurassic Park, this boundary-pushing novel has all the hallmarks of Michael Crichton's greatest adventures with its combination of pulse-pounding thrills, cutting-edge technology, and extraordinary research