By Michael Crichton
The book, Congo, by Michael Crichton, takes place in the Congo in Africa. The story begins when a survey team is attacked while trying to transmit video data to their company in America called Earth Resource Technology Services Inc. The company is focused on minerals and their usefulness in technology. But when the video is transmitted back, all the company sees is a large animal and total destruction of the small camp. The team was looking for a lost called Zinj, and to help them, they brought along an ape named Amy and her trainer, Peter Elliot, along with the rest of the team led by Karen Ross, and aided by an african mercenary named Munro.
I gave the book four and half stars because I enjoyed both plot and Crichton's way of writing realistic science fiction. The characters were also deep and developed throughout the expedition.
"The purpose of life is to stay alive. Watch any animal in nature--all it tries to do is stay alive. It doesn't care about beliefs or philosophy. Whenever any animal's behavior puts it out of touch with the realities of its existence, it becomes extinct."
"No one escapes from life alive.
Other books he has written are:
State of Fear
The Lost World