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Rising Sun
Rising Sun
Author: Michael Crichton
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.
ISBN-13: 9780345380371
ISBN-10: 0345380371
Publication Date: 11/23/1992
Pages: 416
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3.5 stars, based on 425 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 4
Good murder mystery wrapped up in thought provoking facts regarding Japanese corporations doing business in the United States.
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Helpful Score: 3
Older book but Crichton tells a good story. Inner workings of Japanese business - very interesting & an unexpected ending.
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Industrial Intrigue with plot twists that will shock and surprise.
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An excellent book of industrial intrigue, made into a major motion picture starring Wesley Snipes and Sean Connery. The book is better, of course.
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I had a hard time trying to keep Sean Connery and Wesley Snipes out of my head while ready. But when I did, I enjoyed the book.
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Very good story about a murder. American investigator gets led into the heart of Japanese culture guided by an japanese expert.
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This author is always a good read.
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This book was a #1 bestseller that was made into a movie, as well as a New York Times Notable book and a Book-of-the-Month Club Main Selection. It's a fast-paced thriller by Michael Crichton, the author of Jurassic Park, Congo, and the Andromeda Strain. From the back cover: "the Japanese saying 'Business is war' takes on a terrifying reality...." I believe the Japanese protested this depiction of their culture.


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