Prey (Mass Market Paperback)

By Michael Crichton

Avon Books, 9780061015724, 544pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2003



In the Nevada desert, an experiment has gone horriblywrong. A cloud of nanoparticles -- micro-robots -- has escaped from the laboratory. This cloud is self-sustaining and self-reproducing. It is intelligent and learns from experience. For all practical purposes, it is alive.

It has been programmed as a predator. It is evolvingswiftly, becoming more deadly with each passing hour.

Every attempt to destroy it has failed.

And we are the prey.

Praise For Prey

-Entertainment Weekly

-Raleigh News & Observer

“INCREDIBLY SCARY and relentless”
-Minneapolis Star Tribune

“A cross between Jurassic Park and The Andromeda Strain….”
-Columbus Dispatch

“Crichton is a master storyteller.”
-Detroit News

“INTRICATE PLOTTING AND FLAWLESS PACING…you won’t be able to put it down.”
-Time magazine

“Just what his fans expect: A WILD, SCARY RIDE…”
-Detroit Free Press

“PREY delivers that expected Crichton charge.”
-Seattle Post-Intelligencer

“A terrific novelist…He could make most readers lose sleep all night and call in sick the next day.”
-San Francisco Chronicle

-New York Times Book Review

“…so god-awful scary and relentless, it’ll knock your head clear of whatever ails you.”
-St. Petersburg Times

“Readers turn to Michael Crichton’s novels for entertainment with relentless drive.”
-San Antonio Express

“Crichton writes superbly…the excitment rises with each page.”
-Chicago Tribune

“Crichton is a doctor of suspense.”
-Des Moines Sunday Register

“Once again, Crichton has proved to be uncannily timely.”
-St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“This is how to write a thriller …Crichton’s latest page-turning triumph.”
-Detroit Free Press

“… a harrowing tale of nanoparticles gone beserk.”
-USA Today

“Crichton delivers.”
-USA Today

“One of the great storytellers of our age…What an amazing imagination.”
-New York Newsday

-Charlotte Observer

“Serious and scary…”
-Washington Post Book World

-Chattanooga Times

“Crichton’s books [are]…hugely entertaining.”
-New York Times Book Review

“A TERRIFYING TALE…combining technological verisimilitude with heart-pounding suspense…”
-The Oregonian (Portland)

“Michael Crichton has written some of America’s most fantastic novels.”
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“He is without peer.”
-Chattanooga Times

“Crichton has proved he knows how to ratchet up the fear factor.”
-Denver Post