Back in the day I read a lot of Crichton, a fast paced story teller. Many of his science fiction works end up in cataclysm.
This book had potential but ultimately ended up a hodgepodge of ideas with no real plot. Not recommended.
Next is a 2006 techno-thriller novel by Michael Crichton, the last to be published during his lifetime.
… argues against patents on naturally-occurring genes, against corporate ownership of individuals’ cell lines, and in favor of legislation to abolish these. …
Michael Crichton died unexpectedly age 66 of lymphoma.