I was impressed with the detail that the Mr. Crihton wnet into. I am a cnc programmer/machinist and I relate to some of the problems in tracking a problem. Loved it
A good book but it dragged on about needless things. I recommend the Abridged version.
Look, I love Michael Crichton. Timeline kept me captivated. And Jurassic Park? Amazing. This was a humdrum story of corporate espionage with wooden two dimensional characters and read like a screenplay. The glimpse into the inner working of aeronautics was the only thing that made this not a terrible book. The narrator was a little flat and detached here, which only added to the workmanlike quality of this book. Prey, another Crichton novel, was almost the same feel.
I selected this book after listening to "Prey" thinking that another book by Crichton would also be suspenseful and well-written. Big mistake. This is a terrible book. To add insult to injury, the narrator is lousy. To preserve his reputation, Crichton should remove this book from distribution. I'm sorry I wasted my money and my time. I wish I could give this book a zero.