New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972. First Edition. Octavo. Item #022614
. 247pp. The author's third novel. Once again, Crichton combines documentary verisimilitude with hair-raising suspense for the reader, a new area of modern science: Surgical-electronic mind control. His subject, Harry Benson, a violent paranoid, will undergo the surgery. A team of surgeons proposes to connect his brain to a computer that will regulate his behavior or will it? Bound in 1/4 gold cloth over paper covered boards lettered in gray, spine lettering silver, pictorial endpapers, near fine in near fine unclipped pictorial dust jacket with tiny spot of wear to upper edge of front panel.