Prey

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 528 pages
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Michael Crichton's Prey is a terrifying page-turner that masterfully combines a heart–pounding thriller with cutting-edge technology.

Deep in the Nevada desert, the Xymos Corporation has built a state-of-the-art fabrication plant, surrounded by miles and miles of nothing but cactus and coyotes. Eight people are trapped. A self-replicating swarm of predatory molecules is rapidly evolving outside the plant. Massed together, the molecules form an intelligent organism that is anything but benign. More powerful by the hour, it has targeted the eight scientists as prey. They must stop the swarm before it is too late…

In Prey, Michael Crichton combines scientific brilliance with relentless pacing to create an electrifying, chilling techno-thriller

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User Review  - R.E.Stearns - LibraryThing

I don't usually leave negative reviews, but for a Crichton story this was deeply disappointing. The science is tolerable, the plot dragged me through to the end, but my gods... The protagonist was ... Read full review

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User Review  - Meredy - LibraryThing

Six-word review: Clumsy, amateurish ending cancels suspenseful excitement. Comments: The premise, essentially that of AI entities run amok, is a strong one. The social issue is a significant one and ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Michael Crichton (1942—2008) was the author of the groundbreaking novels The Andromeda Strain,  The Great Train Robbery, Jurassic Park, Disclosure, Prey, State of Fear, and Next, among many others. His books have sold more than 200 million copies worldwide, have been translated into thirty-eight languages, and have provided the basis for fifteen feature films. He was the director of Westworld, Coma, The Great Train Robbery and Looker, as well as the creator of ER. Crichton remains the only writer to have a number one book, movie, and TV show in the same year.

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