While it pertained more to average things (businesses and sexual harrasment) than do the other books of his that I enjoy more, I REALLY enjoyed reading about this man's endeavors to see that justice prevailed.
I like the characters. The story about sexual harassment was interestinng because a man was a victim. I have to say I thought Meredith is a crybaby.
Beautiful, bright, and talented Meredith Johnson arrives at Digital Communications Technology company to become the head of a division, a position that Tom Sanders thought was going to be his. Meredith, his former lover, invites him to her office after hours and attempts to seduce him. When he rejects her, she accuses him of sexual harassment. Tom hires Louise Fernandez to defend him and reverses the accusation to name Meredith as the aggressor. To this plot, Crichton adds computer-industry sabotage, corporate mergers, video-linkups, stock options, CD-ROM jargon, and even a trip on a virtual-reality simulator to help Tom save his reputation and career.
I picked this up in the Airport before a flight, and was half way through it before I realized I had seen the movie a few years earlier, heh.. It's very good. I actually enjoyed it a little more than the movie, and it drew me into the story more too.
A woman scorned is a formidable thing. Especially when she's your boss. This book gives men a taste of what women have been dealing with for centuries. The book is much more engrossing than the movie because of Chrichton's superb writing.