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Next is a novel by writer Michael Crichton. This novel questions the impact of bio-research on the world's population. Crichton presents several scenarios, including the question of ownership of one man's cells, the use of new therapies in humans without proper animal testing, and the idea of crossing human DNA with that of animals. The characters in the novel struggle with these issues, issues that seem outrageous at first but quickly begin to hit home with the readers. Like many of his other works of fiction, Next leaves Crichton's readers more frightened than they might have been if they had curled up with a good horror novel.

Vasco Borden, a fugitive-recovery specialist who specializes in high tech recoveries, is in Las Vegas following a fugitive. They are in the middle of a bio research conference. This man works for a bio research company and has run off...

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