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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. — From the Paperback edi...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780394589428
ISBN-10: 0394589424
Publication Date: 1/27/1992
Pages: 355
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 27 ratings
Publisher: Knopf
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette
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gigi avatar reviewed Rising Sun on + 355 more book reviews
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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Helpful Score: 2
Industrial Intrigue with plot twists that will shock and surprise.
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Helpful Score: 1
An excellent book of industrial intrigue, made into a major motion picture starring Wesley Snipes and Sean Connery. The book is better, of course.
CocoCee avatar reviewed Rising Sun on + 404 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
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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"On the forty-fifth floor of the Nakamoto Tower in downtown L.A.-the new American headquarters of the immense Japanese conglomerate-a grand opening celebration is in full swing.

On the forty-sixth floor, in an empty conference room, the dead body of a beautiful young woman is discovered.

The investigation beging...and immediately becomes a headlong chase through a twisting maze of industrial intrigue ... a no-holds-barred conflict in which control of a vital American technology is the fiercely coveted prize - and the Japanese saying "business is war" takes on a terrifying reality ..." (From the back cover)