Michael Crichton was a great author. His untimely death most certainly made me sad. This is one of the last books he wrote. He made his personal feelings about global warming clear in a lecture he gave on the subject. These lectures are still one of my favorite reads. One introduces the idea of global warming as a religion, and idea which time has demonstrated how right Crichton was and the other was discussing how some bad scientific thinking created unwarranted belief in global warming. This second is called, “Aliens created global warming”. Crichton was a Harvard educated scientist and medical doctor. It was his understanding of science that alerted him to, what to him, were the obvious flaws in man made global warming.
The idea of how bad the science behind global warming is seemed to really annoy Crichton, perhaps even haunt him in an academic way. This book, State of Fear, represents a culmination of that line of thinking. He took the flaws he saw in the science and wrapped it in a thriller.
When a group of eco-terrorists engage in a global conspiracy to generate weather-related natural disasters, its up to environmental lawyer Peter Evans and his team to uncover the subterfuge.
From Tokyo to Los Angeles, from Antarctica to the Solomon Islands, Michael Crichton mixes cutting edge science and action-packed adventure, leading readers on an edge-of-your-seat ride while offering up a thought-provoking commentary on the issue of global warming. A deftly-crafted novel, in true Crichton style, State of Fear is an exciting, stunning tale that not only entertains and educates, but will make you think.