cover image Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

Michael Crichton. Ballantine Books, $7.99 (416pp) ISBN 978-0-345-37077-8

Bioengineers clone 15 species of dinosaurs and establish an island preserve where tourists can view the large reptiles; chaos ensues when a rival genetics firm attempts to steal frozen dinosaur embryos, and it's up to two kids, a safari guide and a paleontologist to set things right. PW called this, ``A scary, creepy, mesmerizing technothriller with teeth.'' (Dec.)