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Tyrannosaur Canyon (original 2005; edition 2006)

by Douglas Preston

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Title:Tyrannosaur Canyon
Authors:Douglas Preston
Info:Forge Books (2006), Mass Market Paperback, 416 pages
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That's what you get when you don't check up the book you reading before. Anyway, the book wasn't that bad, it was just not what I wanted. I wanted a t-rex, perhaps a couple of t-rex, and people being hunted by t-rex, instead I got t-rex...fossil and a lot of people after the fossil.

I had a bit of trouble getting into the story of Tyrannosaur Canyon and Wyman Ford isn't really working for me. I prefer his agent Pendergast books with Lincoln Child. The part of the book I liked the best was "the life of the T-rex", when Preston wrote about her life 65 million years ago. So in a way I actually liked the t-rex best of all the "characters" in the book... ( )
  MaraBlaise | Apr 14, 2017 |
Not as good as previous novels, to many glossed over concepts and skimmed plot. Agent Prendergast has moved from a modern Holmesian character into the realm of mental superhero and the change is not for the better. ( )
  bensdad00 | Jan 10, 2017 |
"When the Agozyen walks the Western Sea,
And the darkness upon darkness wheels,
The waters shall rise up in fury..."
  MerrittGibsonLibrary | Jul 6, 2016 |
In this story we are introduced again to Tom Broadbent (from "The Codex") as he stumbles across a dying, gunshot man. Before the man dies, he passes on a dark secret within a notebook of numbers and importunes Broadbent to see the notebook returned to his daughter. This task, difficult because Broadbent does not know who the man is, soon involves great personal peril to both Broadbent and his wife as people begin to try killing them. Lots of people actually. An entire cast of scary bad guys, from crazed ex-cons, soldiers, sociopathic creepy scientists, government agents, and others come crawling out of the woodwork looking to end the Broadbents in various terminally nasty ways, for the notebook itself turns out to be something of a treasure map. The Broadbents find help in some unlikely places and people, and make many improbable escapes as they race to determine what secrets the notebook holds and what to do when the secrets are revealed.

This was an action-packed, if somewhat implausible story. I found the villains to be kind of lame. The evil ex-con who runs a convict dating service, the evil Museum curator, the coldly impassive Asian government agent. All seemed a little over the top. This being said, I love the books written by these two authors. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
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What I got:


That's what you get when you don't check up the book you reading before. Anyway, the book wasn't that bad, it was just not what I wanted. I wanted a t-rex, perhaps a couple of t-rex, and people being hunted by t-rex, instead I got t-rex...fossil and a lot of people after the fossil.

I had a bit of trouble getting into the story of Tyrannosaur Canyon and Wyman Ford isn't really working for me. I prefer his agent Pendergast books with Lincoln Child. The part of the book I liked the best was "the life of the T-rex", when Preston wrote about her life 65 million years ago. So in a way I actually liked the t-rex best of all the "characters" in the book... ( )
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Taurus-Littrow Valley

Mare Serenitatis

The Moon

On December 11, 1972, the last manned Apollo mission to the moon touched down at the Taurus-Littrow landing site, a spectacular, mountain-ringed valley at the edge of the Sea of Serenity.
Stem Weathers scrambled to the top of the Mesa de los Viejos, tied the burr to a dead juniper, and settled himself down on a dusty boulder.
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About the Author

DOUGLAS PRESTON has worked for the American Museum of Natural History as well as with his frequent collaborator, Lincoln Child. He has authored such bestselling thrillers as Brimstone, The Cabinet of Curiosities, and Relic. His latest solo novel is The Codex.

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You won't need to do any research before reading Douglas Preston's exciting novel Tyrannosaur Canyon, but it's easy to see he did plenty. Check out his
list of recommended reading to learn more about the mighty T. Rex and the fascinating world of dinosaurs in general.

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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.

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