Rising Sun

Rising Sun

A Novel

Book - 1992
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During the grand opening celebration of the new American headquarters of an immense Japanese conglomerate, the dead body of a beautiful woman is found. The investigation begins, and immediately becomes a headlong chase through a twisting maze of industrial intrigue and a violent business battle that takes no prisoners. From the Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, c1992.
Edition: 1st trade ed., Advanced reader's ed.
ISBN: 9780394589428
0394589424
Characteristics: 355 p. ; 24 cm.

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rahmmie
Jan 27, 2013

Not one of Crichton's best but that simply means that it's very good, not excellent. Well researched, interesting plot with several unexpected twists, and a loud and distinct warning to the American business people

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dirtbag1
Aug 04, 2012

If you are a fan of whodunnits you should enjoy this work. Besides being a murder mystery this book gives one a primer on the business culture of Japanese corporations. Crichton manages to maintain a high degree of interest as he tells his tale. Well done and well worth the read.

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RichardPaul
Feb 18, 2011

Rising Sun ---- by Michael Crichton c – 1992 / (DVD / VHS c - ?) ---- Excellent! ---- Read the book! ---- Thriller /Mystery ---- I found this story very hard to put down. The movie is really awesome as well. ---- Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul

hermlou Oct 21, 2010

Crichton lectures about the takeover of U.S. corporations and even some universities by Japan. By now the big threat is China, so this book is dated. To make the lecture interesting, he hides it in a murder mystery. The Japanese have tapes of the murder, for it took place during a conference, but some tapes have disappeared, and others have been changed. The search for the murderer is interesting, as is the description of Japanese customs, but the lectures are dry.

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Nov 05, 2007

I love this author.

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Aug 10, 2011

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