The other day I read this book. I really liked it.
Jenny is in the Congo observing and researching bonobo apes when the military is at war again and invading the area she is living in. A British man and his daughter live close to her and sets off to get them to leave the area with her. She finds the father dead and escapes with the 14 year old child, Lucy. Eventually they get back to Jenny's hometown, Chicago and Jenny realizes that Lucy is only part human.
Pick up this book. I think you will enjoy it too.