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Paleoanthropologist Ken Lauder finds evidence of a living ancestor to modern Homo sapiens while exploring the African savannah. As political unrest grows, he heads into the savannah to learn more about his amazing find. He doesn't realize at first that this fantastic discovery of his is being monitored by men intent on killing him. The result is a chase through the wilderness as he tries to keep himself and a young hominid alive. The novel also introduces theories on the evolution of sexual organs and practices.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 30% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Exploring into the wild    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   searching for treasure/artifacts    -   being chased through wilderness Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scientist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


Africa    -   Yes Part of Africa:    -   Black Africa

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of sex    -   descript. of breasts    -   descript. of other female areas    -   descript. of male nudity Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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