Prey (Hardcover)

By Michael Crichton

HarperCollins, 9780066214122, 384pp.

Publication Date: November 5, 2002

List Price: 26.95*
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In the Nevada desert, an experiment has gone horribly wrong. 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 evolving swiftly, becoming more deadly with each passing hour.

Every attempt to destroy it has failed.

And we are the prey.

As fresh as today's headlines, Michael Crichton'smost compelling novel yet tells the story of a mechanical plague and the desperate efforts of a handful of scientists to stop it. Drawing on up-to-the-minute scientific fact, Prey takes us into the emerging realms of nanotechnology and artificial distributed intelligence--in a story of breathtaking suspense. Prey is a novel you can't put down.

Because time is running out.

Praise For Prey

“INCREDIBLY SCARY and relentless”
-Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Crichton is a master storyteller.”
-Detroit News

-New York Times Book Review

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

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

-Raleigh News & Observer

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

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

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

-Chattanooga Times

-Charlotte Observer

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

“Crichton delivers.”
-USA Today

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

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

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

“He is without peer.”
-Chattanooga Times

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

-Entertainment Weekly

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

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

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

“Serious and scary…”
-Washington Post Book World

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

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

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

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