Wow, a nice surprise. Crichton's last book that I read, Next, to me, was an absolute turd. I threw caution to the wind and gave this a try, as I have read a couple of Richard Preston books in the past and enjoyed them. The result of this combined effort produced an imaginative, tight, page-turning thriller. What would YOU do if you were shrunk down to 1/2" height and plopped down in the middle of a tropical rain forest? I only wish Crichton were still alive to produce more stuff like this.