Paperback, 367 pages

Published April 17, 1996 by Emece.

ISBN:
978-950-04-1527-9
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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 …

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I absolutely loved this book. There's a reason Michael Crichton is so famous, he's a great story-teller. I thought the pace of this book was perfect. It was supremely better than the movie, and the characters were not basic in their desires and personalities. My only complaint is that it seems he rushed the ending a bit. I wish he had taken more time to explore the aftermath of the expedition, and the way the characters' relationships to each other had evolved.

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Subjects

  • Untranslated Fiction - Spanish
  • General
  • Spanish: Adult Nonfiction