The Venom Business is yet another great Hard Crime novel by Michael Crichton writing as John Lange. Charles Raynaud is one of my favorite characters. He has so many different sides to him. His adventures in this book are fun, outlandish and sometimes scary. Some of my favorite scenes were the ones with female characters involved. He never seems to back down. While this was a longer novel than the rest of his I’ve read, I still couldn’t take a break from reading and stayed up late into the night. This book has an intriguing plot, believable characters and the various settings are wonderful to experience. I highly recommend to all suspense fans.
As an expert handler of venomous snakes - and a smuggler of rare artifacts - Charles Raynaud is accustomed to danger. So the job bodyguarding an old acquaintance about to come into a fortune shouldn't make him break a sweat.
But when the attempts on the man's life nearly get Raynaud killed, he's left wondering: is he the killers' real target...?