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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.

As fresh as today's headlines, Michael Crichton's most 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, takes us into the emerging realms of nanotechnology and artificial distributed intelligence — in a story of breathtaking suspense.

Read by Robert Sean Leonard

Introduction read by Michael Crichton

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Deep in the Nevada desert, the Xymos Corporation has built a state-of-the-art fabrication plant, surrounded by nothing for miles. Inside, eight people are trapped because outside, waiting for them, is a predatory swarm of micro-particles that they themselves Once again, Crichton combines up-to-the-minute science with relentless pacing to create an electrifying techno-thriller. 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.

About the Author

Michael Crichton was born in Chicago in 1942. His novels include The Andromeda Strain, Jurassic Park, Timeline, Prey,and State of Fear. He is also the creator of the television series ER.

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9780060874773
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Leonard, Robert Sean
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HarperAudio
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Leonard, Robert Sean
Read:
Leonard, Robert Sean
Author:
Crichton, Michael
Author:
Leonard, Robert Sean
Author:
Leonard Robert Sean
Author:
by Michael Crichton
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Thrillers
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Technological
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Science Fiction - High Tech
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General Fiction
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Literature-A to Z
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Audio
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Publication Date:
20050726
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CD-audio
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General/trade
Language:
English
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5.46x5.80x.78 in. .34 lbs.
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360

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"Synopsis" by , Deep in the Nevada desert, the Xymos Corporation has built a state-of-the-art fabrication plant, surrounded by nothing for miles. Inside, eight people are trapped because outside, waiting for them, is a predatory swarm of micro-particles that they themselves Once again, Crichton combines up-to-the-minute science with relentless pacing to create an electrifying techno-thriller. 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.
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