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  • Published: 4 June 2024
  • ISBN: 9781529907506
  • Imprint: Century
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $38.00

Eruption




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.

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

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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.

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PRAISE FOR JAMES PATTERSON

'It's no mystery why James Patterson is the world's most popular thriller writer ... Simply put: nobody does it better.' JEFFERY DEAVER

'No one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent - which is what Jim has, in spades.' LEE CHILD

'Patterson boils a scene down to the single, telling detail, the element that defines a character or moves a plot along. It's what fires off the movie projector in the reader's mind.' MICHAEL CONNELLY

'James Patterson is The Boss. End of.' IAN RANKIN

'The master storyteller of our times' HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

'One of the greatest storytellers of all time' PATRICIA CORNWELL

'James Patterson is the gold standard by which all others are judged.' STEVE BERRY

‘Patterson knows where our deepest fears are buried ... there's no stopping his imagination’ NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

‘Patterson is in a class by himself’ GUARDIAN

  • Published: 4 June 2024
  • ISBN: 9781529907506
  • Imprint: Century
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $38.00

About the authors

Michael Crichton

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.

James Patterson

JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 375 million copies worldwide. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades – the Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels – and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers.

James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers, including the Middle School, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, House of Robots, Confessions, and Maximum Ride series. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author of adult fiction in UK libraries for the past eleven years in a row. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.

Praise for Eruption

Eruption is extraordinary. It's the return of the big summer blockbuster but it is also something more – the first summer blockbuster masterpiece. Michael Crichton and James Patterson have come together to create a novel that is as thrilling and jaw-dropping as Jurassic Park. Every page of this novel features the best gifts of two writing giants. Full of suspense, frighteningly real and absolutely unforgettable

Don Winslow

Flat-out incredible. Buckle up. This is heart-pounding storytelling at its finest. I dare you to try and put this amazing book down. It's Crichton-smart, Patterson-paced, incredibly cinematic and it just feels like a giant summer movie. Two of the bestselling storytellers of all time have come together to deliver a hugely entertaining techno-thriller adventure story

T.J. Newman

Eruption features Michael Crichton's stunning knowledge of science, scientific speculation and edge-of-your-seat storytelling and Patterson's remarkable gifts for suspense and relentless pacing. The once-in-a-lifetime combination of Michael Crichton and James Patterson results is one of the most entertaining novels I've read in years. You will be absolutely riveted as you turn every page

Adrian McKinty

Two words: breathtaking and brilliant! Eruption is one of those rare novels that grabs you on the first page and simply doesn’t let go until the very last. It gives us everything we want in a thriller: huge scale and huge stakes, a rollercoaster of a plot, fascinating detail and characters so real we feel we’ve known them all our lives. Oh, wait, I’ll add one more word: Bravo!

Jeffery Deaver

It's a thrill and the pages turn themselves

Daily Mail

Fast-moving and fun

New Scientist

Enjoyable

Telegraph

An electrifying thriller

Essential Marbella Magazine

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Sherri Crichton shares the backstory of Eruption's collaboration

Sherri Crichton, wife of the late Michael Crichton, explains in this letter how the unfinished manuscript of Eruption came to be completed by James Patterson.

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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.