Congo by Michael Crichton

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From the bestselling author of Jurassic ParkTimeline, and Sphere comes a gripping thriller about the shocking demise of eight American geologists in the darkest region of the Congo.
Deep in the African rain forest, near the ruins of the Lost City of Zinj, a field expedition is brutally killed. At the Houston-based Earth Resources Technology Services, Inc., a horrified supervisor watches a gruesome video transmission of that ill-fated group and sees a haunting, grainy, man-like blur moving amongst the bodies. In San Francisco, an extraordinary gorilla named Amy, who has a 620-sign vocabulary, may hold the secret to that fierce carnage. Immediately, a new expedition is sent to the Congo with Amy in tow, descending into a secret, forbidden world where the only escape may be through the grisliest death.


About Michael Crichton

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Michael Crichton’s novels include The Andromeda Strain, The Great Train Robbery, Congo, Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, Disclosure, and The Lost World. He was as well the creator of the television series ER. Crichton died in 2008.
Published May 14, 2012 by Vintage. 386 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Horror, Crime. Fiction

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(The Zinj diamonds are the raw material for computer-chips that will revolutionize everything.) And when they do arrive at Zinj, where the rival team has been massacred, the ERTS team is soon under attack by this odd mutant killer-gorilla species--descendants of apes who were long ago trained to ...

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