Prey - Michael Crichton


By Michael Crichton

  • Release Date: 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
4 Score: 4 (From 586 Ratings)


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


  • Good start. Falls a little flat

    By Loyal Fan Tippy
    Started off good. But by the time he wraps it up it feels rushed and left me with a slew of questions.
  • Nano

    By Hotboy1210
    One of the best books I've ever read it had great plot and suspense cut me out I read 40 minutes of it in the bookstore my girlfriend at the time couldn't find me because I normally don't read books that's when I decided to buy the book
  • If You Like Crichton You'll Want To Read This

    By Fpiano
    Crichton would never be confused for high literature but this definitely has it's place for fans of science speculation. He and Stephen King both have their touch on the pulse on what makes people afraid. Crichton nearly always wrote about science gone wrong, whether it be bad doctors, arrogance among scientists, or in the case of this book a combination of types of hubris. Even if you lack a science background it all sounds so possible. You don't need to understand genetic algorithms or artificial life nano technology to enjoy this. Sorry he's gone.
  • Great read

    By mikeshafer
    I hadn't read a Crichton novel in a while and was glad to find this one before a vacation. I started to read it one night when I couldn't sleep, and then I couldn't put it down. Great read, similar to Sphere in some ways. I loved it. Definitely would recommend it!
  • Very fun book

    By Jerry Faltzer
    Very interesting and fun book, lots of great suspense and action!
  • Amazing

    By Lalupatel
    Loved this book, my teacher recommended it to me... And I couldn't put it down! I now want to read more of Michael C. ... LOVED IT :)
  • Prey

    By CJKiewicz
    Another Creighton techie/ thriller. You will now be disappointed. Loved it
  • Couldn't put it down.

    By so-22
    It was the best book I had ever read.
  • Great Read

    By Gamecrazedm
    I couldn't put the book down! If you're fan of Crichton or into technology at all then you will most likely enjoy this book.
  • Great book!

    By John&Bogusia
    You won't be disappointed. You, also, won't be able to put the book down. Read it!