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MICHAEL CRICHTON first trained as a doctor before going on to become one of the most successful writers in the world. In 1994 he achieved a feat unmatched by any other writer: by having simultaneously a number one TV series, book and movie with, respectively, ER (which he created), Disclosure and Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park, on its release the highest-grossing film of all time. He also directed several movies, including The Great Railway Robbery with Sean Connery and Donald Sutherland. His high-concept thrillers were international bestsellers, and in total his books have sold more than 200 million copies worldwide. He died in 2008.

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Sherri Crichton shares the backstory of Eruption's collaboration

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Eruption by James Patterson and Michael Crichton

Combining the talents of two of our greatest storytellers, James Patterson and Michael Crichton present an engrossing event thriller about a volcanic eruption in Hawaii. OUT NOW: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/eruption-9781529907506 THE BLOCKBUSTER THRILLER OF 2024 'As thrilling and jaw-dropping as Jurassic Park' Don Winslow 'Heart-pounding storytelling at its finest' T.J. Newman 'One of the most entertaining novels I've read in years' Adrian McKinty ________________________________ Two of the bestselling storytellers of all time have created an unforgettable thriller. A once-in-a-century volcanic eruption is about to destroy the Big Island of Hawaii. But a decades-old military secret could turn the volcano into something even more terrifying... Now it’s up to a handful of brave individuals to save the island – and the entire world.