"The Night Chasers"
by Jamey Cohen
by John Gabree
Guisbourne has come to Burundi to talk to the gorillas. Speaking the
sign language that deaf and dumb humans use, she has taught Winston,
Joey and Fran to communicate. In the meantime, the weakened and divided
Popular Liberation Front is facing defeat in its campaign to disrupt
the government of Zaire from its sanctuary in Burundi. Out of desperation
the front kidnaps Abbie.
Olgilvie is a young career diplomat, not exactly the type you'd expect
to lead three gorillas on a rescue operation against a band of guerillas.
But that's only one of the surprises in this dense, easy-going and
Night Chasers" is the second novel by 24-year-old San Franscisco
Jamey Cohen (her first was "Dmitri," published last year).
On the basis of "Chasers," she has to be reckoned one of
the most promising new thriller writers. What a terrific movie this
book will make: "Planet of the Apes" meets "The Year
of Living Dangerously." Call it "Smiley's Gorillas."
Night Chasers by Jamey Cohen