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DISCLOSURE by Michael Crichton, Excerpt

DISCLOSURE by Michael Crichton, Excerpt

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From the author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes an electrifying thriller in which a shocking accusation of sexual harassment triggers a gripping psychological game of cat and mouse and threatens to derail a brilliant career. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A fresh and provocative story.”—People An up-and-coming executive at the computer firm DigiCom, Tom Sanders is a man whose corporate future is certain. But after a closed-door meeting with his new boss—a woman who is his former lover and has been promoted to the position he expected to have—Sanders finds himself caught in a nightmarish web of deceit in which he is branded the villain. As Sanders scrambles to defend himself, he uncovers an electronic trail into the company’s secrets—and begins to grasp that a cynical and manipulative scheme has been devised to bring him down.

From the author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes an electrifying thriller in which a shocking accusation of sexual harassment triggers a gripping psychological game of cat and mouse and threatens to derail a brilliant career. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A fresh and provocative story.”—People An up-and-coming executive at the computer firm DigiCom, Tom Sanders is a man whose corporate future is certain. But after a closed-door meeting with his new boss—a woman who is his former lover and has been promoted to the position he expected to have—Sanders finds himself caught in a nightmarish web of deceit in which he is branded the villain. As Sanders scrambles to defend himself, he uncovers an electronic trail into the company’s secrets—and begins to grasp that a cynical and manipulative scheme has been devised to bring him down.

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Publish date: Nov 27, 2012
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leslie398 reviewed this
Rated 3/5
Crichton is one of my favorite sci-fi authors. This novel is a good suspense/thriller with topical interest (sexual harassment), but little to no science... Perhaps if I had expected that, I'd be rating it higher.
sturlington_1 reviewed this
Rated 4/5
The novel is set in a fictional high tech company, just before the beginning of the dot-com economic boom, where the head of advanced product manufacturing Tom Sanders must battle against unfounded allegations of sexual harassment.It was a page turner, very suspenseful. I'm not sure I would like it as much now if I reread it.Read because I liked the author (1990s).
burnit99 reviewed this
Rated 4/5
A taut and satisfying story of corporate malfeasance, sexual harassment and cover-ups, in which Tom Sanders, a moving-on-up executive at a Seattle tech company, becomes the victim of a sexual pass by his new boss, a former lover. When he makes a formal complaint he finds himself accused of the misconduct, and as he struggles to fight the gossip and assumptions of guilt that pervade his company, he discovers that the harassment is only a means to achieving a larger, more sinister end. A good, quickly-moving story written at a time when the glass ceiling was a lot thicker than now, and corporate sexual harassment was more likely to be considered one of the perks of power.
spectralbat reviewed this
Rated 4/5
Very different from the first book I read by Michael Crichton, although Disclosure also has that technology theme. Disclosure kept me flipping the pages long into the night and I loved that the focus wasn't entirely on the lawsuit itself, but also tied in with the parallel plot of corporate sabotage.
anagarika0sean reviewed this
Rated 4/5
Good story and plot. A great read.
abitmorejerry reviewed this
Rated 4/5
Interesting story about harassment in the workplace during a corporate takeover. It's amazing to compare how attitudes have shifted in the 16 years since the book was published. This book is, if remotely true (and it is based upon a true story) a reminder of how attitudes are shifting quite dramatically within a few years. Its also really interesting to hear the views and predictions on technology at the time.An interesting aside to the story is that the company doing the takeover is a print/publishing company while the company being bought out is a high-tech company. Remarkable coincidence for me as I had no idea when I picked the book up.The book was a real page turner, even if a little predictable. Worth reading despite how dated it has become within a short time.
borg6mx5 reviewed this
Rated 4/5
I am always a little surpised at how much I like Michael Crichton's work. Writing with a bent toward technology always runs the risk of being dated. The work may then fade. Disclosure is about computers, but is it also about the law and fidelity. A very good book.
mooseymoo332 reviewed this
Rated 5/5
I read this book in less than a day! I just couldn't put it down! Best book I have read in a while.
bushard reviewed this
excellent reading, may be the most enjoyable book I've read. Sexual harassment in a business - hi tec industry. Merideth Johnson is a gold digger lying woman who tries to get Tom Sanders fired from his job.
lbm007 reviewed this
Rated 4/5
Even though this book came out over 15 years ago, the story line reads like it could have been just published. (Technical aspects of the main character's job in electronics manufacturing may be dated, but this is only the backdrop for the story, not the focus of the book, so it didn't matter) The story develops in such a way that you care about what happens to the main character and want to keep reading.

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