I like Richard Preston, as a Microbiologist myself his book "Hot Zone" is one of my favorites and firmly rooted in actual science, not sure what happened here although I think "Cha Ching" had a lot to do with it. I wasn't sure what to expect with this book given its title, I guess I thought it would be a little far fetched as Crichton's books typically are. It was about 100 pages in when I just couldn't take it any more, its rare that I don't finish a book. Nano technology is an evolving field to be sure but it couldn't be further from this "Honey I Shrunk the Kids" farce. Unless you are prepared to have your intelligence insulted repeatedly, do NOT buy this book.