I have just finished Micro, by Michael Crichton, and Richard Preston. The authors novel, "Prey" had delt with the subject of nano-bots. "Micro" takes the action into the microscopic world one step further. In this book, a group of eight young scientists are shrunk down to a half an inch in size, and realeased into the tropical forest on the large island of Oahu. They are left to die by the evil corporate head of the Nanogen Company, with no hope of being found. Each of the shrunken scientists have special skills with their knowledge of Insects, Poisons and Botony. They must use their skills to survive in an incredibly hostile environment. Nature has no mercy. To make matters worse, the corporate head is determined that the shrunken group will not survive.
It was a thrilling tale, and an easy read. I was hoping there would be more interaction with the shrunken people and the "giants" Although this happens, most of the action takes place in the jungle with a wide variety of Insects. The story is very cinematic, and the horrors are terrifying. This one will up the ante from the movie Fantastic Voyage.