Disclosure: A Novel

By Michael Crichton

From the writer of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes an electrifying mystery within which a surprising accusation of sexual harassment triggers a gripping mental online game of cat and mouse and threatens to derail an excellent career.
“A clean and provocative story.”—People
An up-and-coming government on the machine company DigiCom, Tom Sanders is a guy whose company destiny is sure. yet after a closed-door assembly together with his new boss—a girl who's his former lover and has been promoted to the placement he anticipated to have—Sanders unearths himself stuck in a nightmarish internet of deceit during which he is branded the villain.
As Sanders scrambles to shield himself, he uncovers an digital path into the company’s secrets—and starts off to know cynical and manipulative scheme has been devised to carry him down.
“Crichton writes beautifully. . . . the thrill rises with every one page.”—Chicago Tribune
“A heart-stop tale working on numerous tracks straight away. Disclosure is as much as [Crichton’s] ordinary locomotive speed.”—The Boston Globe
“Expertly crafted, creative and absorbing.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer

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You're thinking that. It’s a speculative estimate for a destiny occasion. ” “That’s what it’ll be, think me. ” Fernandez checked out him. “Would you are taking 5 million now? ” “Yes. ” “Alternatively, might you're taking the reimbursement package deal he defined, plus the inventory thoughts you will get on the time of the delivering? ” Sanders thought of that. “Yes. ” “All correct. I’ll inform him. ” She walked again around the courtyard to Heller. the 2 spoke in brief. After a second, Heller grew to become on his heel and stalked away. Fernandez got here again, grinning. “He didn’t opt for it. ” They headed again inside of. “But I’ll inform you something: it is a reliable signal. ” “It is? ” “Yes. in the event that they are looking to settle prior to Johnson provides her testimony, it’s a superb signal. ” In view of the acquisition,” Meredith Johnson acknowledged, “I felt it used to be very important that I meet with the entire department heads on Monday. ” She spoke lightly and slowly, every body seated round the desk in flip. Sanders had the experience of an govt giving a presentation. “I met with Don Cherry, Mark Lewyn, and Mary Anne Hunter through the afternoon. yet Tom Sanders stated he had a truly busy agenda, and requested if shall we meet on the finish of the day. At his request, I scheduled the assembly with Tom at six o’clock. ” He used to be surprised on the cool approach that she lied. He had anticipated her to be potent, yet he was once nonetheless astonished to determine her in motion. “Tom steered that shall we have a drink besides, and cross over outdated occasions. That wasn’t fairly my kind, yet I agreed. i used to be particularly involved to set up solid relatives with Tom, simply because I knew he used to be disenchanted he had now not gotten the activity, and since we had a prior historical past. i needed our operating dating to be cordial. For me to refuse a drink with him appeared … I don’t know—standoffish, or stiff. So I stated sure. “Tom got here to the place of work at six o’clock. We had a pitcher of wine, and pointed out the issues with the Twinkle force. although, from the outset he stored making reviews of a private nature that I thought of inappropriate—for instance, reviews approximately my visual appeal, and approximately how usually he thought of our prior courting. connection with sexual incidents long ago, etc. ” Son of a whinge. Sanders’s complete physique used to be stressful. His arms have been clenched. His jaw was once tight. Fernandez leaned over and positioned her hand on his wrist. Meredith Johnson used to be announcing, “… had a few calls from Garvin and others. I took them at my table. Then my assistant got here in and requested if she may perhaps go away early, to house a few own issues. I acknowledged she may. She left the room. That used to be whilst Tom came around and abruptly all started kissing me. ” She paused for a second, having a look round the room. She met Sanders’s eyes with a gentle gaze. “I used to be greatly surprised through his unexpected and unforeseen overture,” she stated, staring calmly at him. “At first, i attempted to protest, and to defuse the location. yet Tom is far greater than i'm. a lot more suitable. He pulled me over onto the sofa and commenced to disrobe, and to take my outfits off in addition. As you could think, i used to be horrified and anxious.

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