Title: The Terminal Man
Author: Crichton, Michael
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York
Publication Date: 1972
Edition: First Edition
Book Condition: VG
D-j Condition: VG
Comments: D-j has minor wear, but is untorn. “.80” written on FFEP. Light soiling to top edge.
Synopsis: Harry Benson suffers from violent seizures — so violent that he requires a police guard when entering a Los Angeles hospital for treatment. Dr. Roger MacPherson, head of the prestigious Neuropsychiatric Research Unit, is convinced he can cure Benson through a procedure known as a stage three. During this highly specialized surgery, electrodes, placed deep in Benson’s brain, send monitored soothing pulses to its pleasure canyons. The operation is a success — until Benson discovers how to get the pulses with increasing frequency. Then he escapes from the hospital and lapses into murderous rampages, becoming a homicidal maniac with a deadly agenda….