From Publishers Lunch:
An assistant to the late Michael Crichton found a complete manuscript for PIRATE LATITUDES in his computer files, an adventure story set in 17th century Jamaica about a plan by the Jamaican governor and a pirate named Hunter to raid a Spanish galleon. HarperCollins will publish that book on November 24. But the status of the thriller that Crichton was working on when he died (originally due to have been published at the end of last year, but postponed) is less clear.
Neither his agent Lynn Nesbit nor editor Jonathan Burnham has seen that manuscript yet, but they are nonetheless working together to select an author to complete the work, in conjunction with the author’s widow Sherri Crichton.