Zero Cool

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This article is about the novel. For the "Zero Cool" character from the movie Hackers, see Dade Murphy.
Zero Cool
First edition cover
Author John Lange
Country United States
Language English
Published 1969 (Signet Books)
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 192
Preceded by A Case of Need
Followed by The Venom Business

Zero Cool is Michael Crichton's fifth published novel. It was released in 1969 under the pseudonym of John Lange, and later re-released in 2008 as part of the Hard Case Crime series. For this release, Michael Crichton wrote short new framing chapters, in addition to doing an overall revision of the text. Hard Case Crime will republish the novel under Crichton's name on November 19, 2013.[1]

Hard Case Crime[edit]

American radiologist Peter Ross just wanted a vacation. But when he meets the beautiful Angela Locke on a Spanish beach, he soon finds himself caught in a murderous crossfire between rival gangs seeking a precious artifact.

From Barcelona to the rain-swept streets of Paris, from the towers of the Alhambra to its darkest catacombs, Peter Ross is an ordinary man in desperate circumstances: racing to uncover a secret lost for centuries, before he becomes its next victim.(2)