Harry Benson is prone to violent, uncontrollable seizures and is under police guard after attacking two people.
Dr. Roger McPherson, head of the prestigious Neuropsychiatric Research Unit at University Hospital in Los Angeles, is convinced he can cure Benson through a procedure called Stage Three. During this highly specialized experimental surgery, electrodes will be place in the patient's brain, sending monitored, soothing pulses to its pleasure canyons.
Though the operation is a success, there is an unforseen development. Benson learns how to control the pulses and is increasing their frequency. He escapes -- a homicidal maniac loose in the city -- and nothing will stop his murderous rampages or impede his deadly agenda ......Continua
Similar style of his recent sci-fi thriller, Prey. His sci-fi works were most of anti-science. Though he has done some research of the topic (computer), the story Crichton has provided somewhat extreme and in many ways that are against common senses. Through stirring the fear of the abuse of new scientific advancement, there aren't much persuasive facts but the crazy people that misuse the technology. Though it was written in 1972, it is still entertaining in a way that makes people have second thought about mind-control computer chip implant....Continua
Lot of deep critique on our way of living, social norms and a certain lawlessness in the progress of mankind. it was terrific and nowhere indicated by the aura of of the book when i started out. all we would think of is that its about a psychotic on the loose. but by the end Michael(may he rest in peace) has commented on parenting, politics in medicine and research and much more. i feel its one of the underrated novels of Michael....Continua