Fans heartbroken by author Michael Crichton's death in 2008 are in for an unexpected surprise. HarperCollins will be publishing the author's last work, a thriller, this November. At the time of Crichton’s death, Harper publisher Jonathan Burnham revealed that Crichton had left behind approximately 90 pages of a manuscript along with detailed notes for the story’s plot. The publisher did not wait long before deciding to get the unfinished book in reader's hands.
Another bestselling author, Richard Preston, was tasked with completing Crichton's last project. Titled Micro, the story is about an American biotech company where shady things happen and the group of graduate students who get caught up in the mess.
Preston says he was immediately captivated by Crichton's story. “Michael was writing at the top of his game, with a grand sense of adventure, into an eerie world that seems almost beyond imagining. For me, it was an irresistible challenge to finish the novel, and I was driven by a desire to honor the work and imagination of one of our time's most visionary and creative authors.”
For continuing news about the upcoming release, check Michael Crichton's website.