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Tyrannosaur Canyon (2005)

by Douglas Preston

Series: Wyman Ford (1)

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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?

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(2005)Fair. Sci-Fi/Thriller?? A fully preserved T-Rex is found in Arizona and people will kill (?) to get at it. Turns out it provides proof that an asteroid striking earth did kill off the dinosaurs with the help of an alien virus that was tagging along for the ride.
  derailer | Jan 25, 2024 |
The book easily kept my interest until the end, and I'll probably read more in the series. It was somewhat unusual, which is a good thing to me, but it was a bit far-fetched, but not too much. ( )
  MartyFried | Oct 9, 2022 |
What I wanted:



What I got:


That's what you get when you don't check up the book you're reading before you start. 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 | Jul 23, 2022 |
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  archivomorero | Jun 27, 2022 |
Tyrannosaur Canyon is a well researched book. It contains characters that are not likeable. It is not to the regular suspense that Douglas Preston usually writes. The book gets a nice solid three stars in this review. ( )
  lbswiener | Sep 5, 2021 |
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PROLOGUE

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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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?

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