Tyrannosaur Canyon

Tyrannosaur Canyon

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A long-missing moon rock, a killing in a New Mexico canyon, and a murderously ambitious scientist contribute to the world's greatest scientific discovery and a mystery involving Earth's near-destruction by a galactic fire bolt.
Publisher: New York : Forge, 2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780765311047
Call Number: PRESTON
Characteristics: 398 p. ; 17 cm.
Subjects: Thrillers (Fiction)
Suspense fiction.
New Mexico -- Fiction.
Murder -- Fiction.
Dinosaurs -- Extinction -- Fiction.
Lunar petrology -- Fiction.


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Jun 11, 2018

Stronger writing than is common in the genre, and a plot with positive shades of Michael Crichton.

Jun 08, 2013

Not one of his best. The writing appeared unfocused and it seemed like he started too many sub-plots and never bothered to finish them

Oct 09, 2012

this is a fantastic read. read this and you will become a preston junckie

teacupfaerie Mar 01, 2011

Dinos and thriller and mystery oh my! These are a few of my favorite things. Best book ever!

Nov 09, 2010

Mild-mannered do-gooder Tom Broadbent is riding his horse home across the New Mexican desert when he stumbles upon a man dying from gunshot wounds. The man thrusts a tattered notebook into Tom?s hands and, with his final breath, begs Tom to ?bring this to my daughter.? Of course, it?s not just any old everyday notebook. It contains a coded map leading to an unprecedented scientific discovery: The perfectly preserved remains of a tyrannosaurus rex. This is a secret worth killing for, and soon Tom and his pretty wife Sally are in danger from a jailbird assassin, a ruthless British paleontologist, and a deadly squad of undercover army operatives. This colorful cast of characters also includes an ex-CIA agent turned monk-in-training and a talented lab assistant languishing in the forgotten depths of the American Museum of Natural History. Over-the-top? You bet, and it?s a ton of fun. Author Douglas Preston has a fine grip on what makes a good thriller?good guys, bad guys, cliffhanger chapter endings, a pinch of astounding scientific theory, and intrigue and suspense up the wazoo.


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