This book was a no-brainer for me to read when I saw it. I am a huge fan of Michael Crichton, and had heard about an unfinished work he was writing when he died. This book is definitely an homage to his techno-thriller works such as Jurassic Park. I feel Richard Preston did an effective job in finishing the story even though I feel I noticed where the transition occurred.
Micro takes place mainly in Hawaii, and is about a group of students who end up in a “Honey I Shrunk The Kids” situation, and a fight for survival ensues. It takes many twists and turns, but has a few out of character plot points that drastically change the story from the usual pattern of Michael Crichton. Overall I enjoyed this book and am saddened it is likely the last work by this author that will reach the book shelves.