Tyrannosaur Canyon

Tyrannosaur Canyon

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Baker & Taylor
In a post-apocalypse tale by the author of The Codex, a long-missing moon rock, a killing in a New Mexico canyon, a murderously ambitious scientist, and other factors contribute to the world's greatest scientific discovery and a mystery involving the earth's near-destruction by a galactic fire bolt. $200,000 ad/promo.

McMillan Palgrave
A moon rock missing for thirty years...
Five buckets of blood-soaked sand found in a New Mexico canyon...
A scientist with ambition enough to kill...
A monk who will redeem the world...
A dark agency with a deadly mission...
The greatest scientific discovery of all time...
What fire bolt from the galactic dark shattered the Earth eons ago, and now hides in that remote cleft in the southwest U.S. known as . . .
Tyrannosaur Canyon?
The stunning new masterwork from the acclaimed best-selling author, recently hailed by Publishers Weekly as "better than Crichton."


Baker
& Taylor

In a post-apocalypse tale, a long-missing moon rock, a killing in a New Mexico canyon, a murderously ambitious scientist, and other factors contribute to the world's greatest scientific discovery.

Publisher: New York : Forge, 2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780765311047
0765311046
Characteristics: 365 p. ; 25 cm.

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tjdickey
Jun 11, 2018

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

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rahmmie
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

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gvinejim
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!

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kalio
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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