While on vacation, I read Prey by Michael Crichton. I had heard "so-so" reviews of the book before, but I decided to read it anyway. Well, in my opinion, the book is "so-so" :-)
Crichton does his usual excellent job of making plausible what seems impossible, viz. technology-gone-haywire; in this case, the "victim technology" is nanotechnology.
The problem comes in the end, when things go "really bad." This time, the disaster is a little too far-fetched, IMHO, and unbelievable.
The other thing is this: in all of his books, Crichton's materialist worldview is apparent, and Prey is no exception. I really wish that he'd make a greater attempt to "prove" the assumptions found in his books, especially when they are so relevant to his main topic.
Alas, I must remind myself that Crichton is a fiction author, and is free to do what he likes.