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 brain’s 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. . .
Michael Crichton’s novels include The Andromeda Strain, The Great Train Robbery, Congo, Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, Disclosure, and The Lost World, and he was as well the creator of the television series ER. Crichton died in 2008.
“One of the great storytellers of our age. . . . The best Michael Crichton novels are . . . edifying reads, whose gripping plots contain real ideas.”—Newsday
“Crichton combines his knowledge of science with great talent for creating suspense.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“Crichton is a master at blending edge-of-the-chair adventure and a scientific seminar, educating his readers as he entertains them.”—Chicago Sun-Times
“Crichton has so perfected the fusion thriller with science fiction that his novels define the genre.”—Los Angeles Times
“Crichton is a master at explaining complex concepts in simple terms.”—Library