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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 . . .

About the Author

MICHAEL CRICHTON’s novels include Pirate Latitudes, Next, State of Fear, Prey, Timeline, Jurassic Park, and The Andromeda Strain. He is also known as a filmmaker and the creator of ER. One of the most popular writers in the world, he has sold over 150 million books, which have been translated into thirty-six languages; thirteen have been made into films. He remains the only writer to have had the number one book, movie and TV show at the same time.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061782558
Author:
Crichton, Michael
Publisher:
Harper
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market PB
Publication Date:
20090428
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
7.50x4.10x1.30 in. .60 lbs.

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