Sunday, June 8, 2008

48HBC: Prey

Prey by Michael Crichton.

The work on nanotechnology started innocently enough. But something's gone terribly wrong. A group of scientists have unwittingly created a monster. Microscopic robots that are programmed to hunt and can somehow evolve. When Jack gets a call from his wife's company, he has no idea what's going on. They need him to come and fix some bugs with the code he developed. The code that was used to create these robots. What Jack finds in the desert is more terrifying than he could have ever imagined. And there may be no way to stop it.

Michael Crichton certainly knows how to build suspense. Right from the very beginning this book was compelling and the twists and turns kept it really interesting. Also, it was pretty darn scary. If you're looking for a well-researched thriller, pick this one up. I really enjoyed it and couldn't put it down.

I read half of it before the 48HBC started, so I'm only counting the half that I read tonight.

Time Reading/Blogging: 15.5 hours
Books read: 4.5
Pages: 1395