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Publisher's Summary

Political radical John Wright is plotting an act of mass destruction - and federal agent John Graves has him under surveillance, trying to figure out what the plot is.

When a government computer is hacked and a high-security shipment of nerve gas gets hijacked, Graves puts the pieces together - but can he stop Wright from unleashing his weapon before it kills a million people...including the President of the United States?

©1972 John Lange; Copyright renewed 2000 by CrichtonSun LLC. “John Lange” and “Binary” are trademarks of CrichtonSun LLC, used under license. (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Fast paced, explosive, and fun.

Looking for a quick read that doesn't require too much thought or attention, but also doesn't insult your intelligence? Look no further.

Binary is a fast paced thriller that will keep you turning the pages as quickly as you can read. Easy to complete in 1 or 2 sittings. Great characters, strong plot, and a good villain male this a read that will keep you entertained from the first page to the last.

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Apt Title for this Thrilling Work

This was another great early Crichton effort that was published under his pseudonym John Lange. This was a crime thriller about a political radical who planned on releasing nerve has in San Diego during the Republican convention and while the President was attending. A courageous State Department agent matches with with the madman. Twists and turns abound and though dated in some areas, it still holds up well today. Christopher Lane does a wonderful job narrating the action. You can see the early influences that will color his later techno thrillers. A great read/listen.

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One of Crichton's better early works, but again s

I've been reading many of Crichton's early works. This one is better than some. This one is very dated politically and doesn't have a significant feminine character. While it suffers from some gaps in believability, it was an enjoyable listen.

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Good early Crichton

This is a decent Crichton thriller. It’s got a fast pace, increasing tension and reasonably good characters. The “evil genius” villain is a bit overdone, and some of the story requires significant suspension of disbelief. But overall it works even if you can guess some of it

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Not Bad, Not Great

Listen to this book if you just can’t get enough of Michael Crichton! Otherwise don’t bother. Mildly interesting technical thriller with not-very interesting characters. Be sure not to buy it for the cover art because it has no relation to the story.

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gave up after 30 minutes

save your time and money sometimes we just go with the author but this one You can take a pass on

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A Thrilling Read

Loved the read as a source of Chrichton I hadn't heard yet. The voice, style and pace are too indicative of Chrichtons best to be slowed down by the dated subject or the overall pulp depth. Definitely a fun one for a day's read (or listen).

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Very good early effort.

Michael Crichton has improved greatly over the years this was a very good early effort. I have enjoyed reading all of his books.

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Enjoyed

Narrator was good
It just took me a minute or two( figure of speech) to get into the story.
Overall still enjoyable
Listened through Audible +
Good Luck!

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Pretty Good

A good story, told well, a satisfying listen. Like all such books that incorporate the latest technology, it is amusing to read them decades later.