Scratch One by John Lange

Scratch One by John LangeScratch One is another book the recently departed Michael Crichton wrote under the pen name John Lange. Published in 1967, just one year after Odds On, it is none the less a fair bit different. First of it has little to no sexual content, and what little does exist is not very graphic. Second rather then the main character being a professional crook, Roger Carr is an ordinary carefree man, who by a simple case of mistaken identity, gets himself caught up in a conspiracy in which he could easily wind up dead. Most moving of all is that even when given a chance to walk away, decides to risk it all for the woman he ended up falling in love with. This transformation is made even more remarkable by the fact that he used to have more of a devil-may-care playboy lifestyle. One last note though also out of print for awhile you can easily find a used copy cheap on line, for ~$11.00.

Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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