Sungudogo is a little known zoological mystery, an â€śundiscoveredâ€ť primate living in the remote and rugged region of the eastern Congo, where the Central African Rain Forest fringes the high walls of the western edge of the Great Rift Valley.
Sometimes called the â€śfourth African ape,â€ť Sungudogo is not a Gorilla, not a Chimpanzee, not a Bonobo, and possibly not even real.
Years ago, Sungudogo drew the interest of the world famous primatologist Dieter Phillips, who was funded by a secret society of â€śscholars and gentlemenâ€ť to launch an expedition to determine the veracity of this mysterious primate. Dieter never returned from that expedition, and as the years passed, the whole story drifted into obscurity.
But the watchers were always watching, always waiting, for clues of the fate of this expedition. When new evidence came to light, the investigation was renewed into the outcome of Phillipâ€™s ill fated trek into the Rain Forest. Who better to follow Dieter Phillipâ€™s tracks than his former student, aided by an explorer and mercenary familiar with the area, assisted by two willing Congolese park guards?
They were to learn things that went beyond their wildest imaginations, and they would discover secrets about Phillipâ€™s expedition, about the rift valley, about themselves, about humanity, that they would never be able to share but that would change their lives forever.