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'Breathtaking and brilliant!' Jeffery Deaver

'The pages turn themselves' Daily Mail

'As thrilling and jaw-dropping as Jurassic Park' Don Winslow

'Heart-pounding storytelling at its finest' T.J. Newman
'One of the most entertaining novels I've read in years' Adrian McKinty


Two of the bestselling storytellers of all time have created an unforgettable thriller.

A once-in-a-century volcanic eruption is about to destroy the Big Island of Hawaii.

But a decades-old military secret could turn the volcano into something even more terrifying...

Now it’s up to a handful of brave individuals to save the island – and the entire world.


Readers are loving Eruption...

'Absolute classic'
'Enthralling read'
'Classic Crichton and fantastically brought to a climax by Patterson'
'What a roller coaster ride'
'Great storytelling'


'Fast-moving and fun' NEW SCIENTIST
'Enjoyable' TELEGRAPH
'Patterson's skill as a storyteller is evident' FINANCIAL TIMES
'An electrifying thriller' Essential Marbella Magazine

Eruption was a No. 2 Sunday Times Bestseller and No. 1 New York Times Bestseller 16/06/2024


  • It's a thrill and the pages turn themselves
    Daily Mail

About the authors

James Patterson

JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. Among his creations are some of the world's most popular series including Alex Cross, the Women's Murder Club, Michael Bennett and the Private novels. He has written many other number one bestsellers including collaborations with President Bill Clinton and Dolly Parton, stand-alone thrillers and non-fiction. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed adult author in UK libraries for the past fourteen years in a row. He lives in Florida with his family.
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Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton remains one of the most popular writers in the world, best known as the author of the global phenomenon Jurassic Park. He sold more than 250 million copies of his books worldwide, which have been translated into forty languages and adapted into fifteen films. He wrote a number of global bestsellers, including The Lost World: Jurassic Park, The Andromeda Strain, Congo, Sphere, Rising Sun, Disclosure, Airframe, and The Great Train Robbery. His influence and creativity extended far beyond books –he was the creator of the landmark television series ER, which ran for fifteen seasons, won twenty-three Primetime Emmy Awards, and received 124 Emmy nominations. He cowrote the screenplays of Jurassic Park and Twister and wrote and directed the film Westworld, which served as the basis for the HBO series. Crichton is the only writer in history to have a number one book, film, and television series at the same time, and he did it twice.
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