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The search for diamonds, a crucial scientific breakthrough and a mythical ruined city set off this adventure into the heart of the Congolese jungle. The American expedition is led by Karen Ross, desperate to find her husband and recover the data he found before he disappeared. But there are other teams trying to get there first, and the way is strewn with life-threatening dangers -- plane crashes, civil wars and a dormant volcano awoken by dormant explosives. In the tradition of Arthur Conan Doyle and H. Rider Haggard, Congo is a novel of high adventure from the master of the modern thriller.

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If you saw the 1995 film adaptation of this Crichton thriller, somebody owes you an apology. While you're waiting for that to happen, try reading the vastly more intelligent novel on which the movie was based. The broad lines of the plot remain the same: A research team deep in the jungle disappears after a mysterious and grisly gorilla attack. A subsequent team, including a sign-language-speaking simian named Amy, follows the original team's tracks only to be subjected to more mysterious and grisly gorilla attacks. If you can look past the breathless treatment of '80s technology, like voice-recognition software and 256K RAM modules (the book was written in 1980), you'll find the same smart use of science and edge-of-your-seat suspense shared by Crichton's other work. --Paul Hughes

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From Michael Crichton, bestselling author of Jurassic Park and The Lost World and creator of the television series ER, comes a fantastic tale deep in the heart of the Congo.

An eight-person field expedition dies mysteriously and brutally in a matter of minutes . . . a gruesome video transmission of that ill-fated teams reveals a grainy, moving image of a dark, blurred shape . . .

In San Francisco, primatologist Peter Elliot works with Amy, a gorilla with a 620 "sign" vocabulary and a fondness for finger painting.  her recent drawing matches, with stunning accuracy, the frayed, brittle pages of a Portuguese print painting dating back to 1642 - a drawing of an ancient lost city.  Immediately, a new expedition is sent into the Congo, descending into a secret world where the only way out may be through the grisliest death . . .

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