Congo

Mass Market Paperback | April 28, 2009

byMichael Crichton

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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 are 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 finger paint. 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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Deep in the African rain forest, near the legendary ruins of the Lost City of Zinj, an expedition of eight American geologists are 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 cru...

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 ofER, 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, Crich...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 7.5 × 4.19 × 1.12 inPublished:April 28, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061782556

ISBN - 13:9780061782558

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable read I enjoyed reading this Crichton classic. Very intriguing story and interesting characters.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First Michael Crichton book I read This was the book that made me a fan of Michael Crichton.
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Michael Crichton never disappoints! The suspense, the technology, the humor.. I've loved every book of his, and this was no exception. My sister and gf found the technology boring. But if you're a fan of his other books, you won't be disappointed!
Date published: 2015-06-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Congo Interesting story & informative. Amy's experiences & unwitting adaptation to an environment different from that in which her species had evolved is intriguing & thought provoking.
Date published: 2015-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Congo Vraiment super bon
Date published: 2014-08-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Imaginative I was a bit disappointed with this one. I think Crichton could have done much better. The plot seems to jump all over the place. The ending is the pits. Spend the entire book, except for filler "background" on the gorillas and then finish up the way it did. Although imaginative, I expect more from this author. I wouldn't recommend this one except to die hard fans.
Date published: 2011-05-07