I <3 Michael Crichton!!!
Michael Crichton is my hero! I was so sad when I heard about his death in 2008. But his legacy will live on and on and on! My favorite book by him is PREY. And who didn't love JURASSIC PARK? They're all excellent! And many were made into movies. I love sci fi - it makes you think and Michael Crichton was a genius with a magnificent imagination producing awesome sci-fi, techno-thrillers!
When I came up with the idea for my current WIP, he was the first person I thought of. I wasn't ready to write for myself so I thought I would pass it on to Mr. Crichton. Not that he needed ideas! But what could it hurt? I had a nice letter with my story idea just about ready to send. Then I got distracted and forgot about it. A couple years later, I wrote the chick lit novel, realized it wasn't going anywhere, and I pulled this one back out. Since I had the writing bug, I decided to write it myself. Ta daa! POP TRAVEL, sci-fi thriller. Here is a blurb about it:
POP TRAVEL is laser teleportation and has replaced flying in 2080. The only trouble is, a significant few have disappeared and J.L. Cooper's latest client insists pop travel is the cause. During his investigation, Cooper finds evidence of the deadly flaw, sparking a series of murders, attempts on his life, and a kidnapping. Cooper knows he's being watched and the only way to get resolution is to confront the Creator of pop travel. On his way, Geri Harper, undercover FBI agent, helps him in spite of his protests. When they reach the Creator, he has plans of his own and takes them on a wild detour.
Hey, this will be useful for my ever-changing query letter! Thanks for reading!
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