Congo

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Harper Collins, Oct 28, 2003 - Fiction - 442 pages
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Deep in the African rain forest, near the legendary ruins of the Lost City of Zinj, an expedition of eight American geologists is mysteriously and brutally killed in a matter of minutes.

Ten thousand miles away, Karen Ross, the Congo Project Supervisor, watches a gruesome video transmission of the aftermath: a camp destroyed, tents crushed and torn, equipment scattered in the mud alongside dead bodies -- all motionless except for one moving image -- a grainy, dark, man-shaped blur.

In San Francisco, primatologist Peter Elliot works with Amy, a gorilla with an extraordinary vocabulary of 620 "signs," the most ever learned by a primate, and she likes to fingerpaint. But recently, her behavior has been erratic and her drawings match, with stunning accuracy, the brittle pages of a Portuguese print dating back to 1642 . . . a drawing of an ancient lost city. A new expedition -- along with Amy -- is sent into the Congo where they enter a secret world, and the only way out may be through a horrifying death . . .

 

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Easy read, good plot line. - Goodreads
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I do not say this lightly: Michael Crichton is brilliant. This novel is brilliant. (For those who don't know, Crichton is the author of Jurassic Park among other works). The beginning of this book is ... Read full review

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Enjoyed the overall story but I feel Crighton struggles to put his focus into one theme. He tends to go off on tangents which take away from the core story. If you're going to write about a vicious ... Read full review

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Contents

The Place of Bones
1
HOUSTON
9
SAN FRANCISCO
41
TANGIER
95
NAIROBI
135
MORUTI
185
LIKO
223
MUKENKO
255
ZINJ
295
ZINJ
311
ZINJ
341
ZINJ
359
MUKENKO
397
The Place of Fire
436
References
439
Copyright

KANYAMAGUFA
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About the author (2003)

Michael Crichton has sold over 200 million books, which have been translated into thirty-eight languages; thirteen of his books have been made into films. Also known as a filmmaker and the creator of ER, he remains the only writer to have had the number one book, movie, and TV show simultaneously. At the time of his death in 2008, Crichton was well into the writing of Micro; Richard Preston was selected to complete the novel.

Richard Preston is the internationally bestselling author of eight books, including The Hot Zone and The Wild Trees. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker. He lives with his wife and three children near Princeton, New Jersey.

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