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Re: Dinosaur mystery novel
Spoiler alert, next time?
Museum of the Rockies
Montana State University
On Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 3:43 PM, <MKIRKALDY@aol.com> wrote:
> It's hard to believe that Homer Hickam spent much time on a real dig, as
> there is more fiction here than paleontology. If a guy who says he is a
> paleontologist shows up on your land and wants to dig for fossils, do you say
> okay, especially when his credentials don't check out and his crew consists
> of two young women to do the work? You don't Google him? And you buy the
> utensils and supplies for him. Do you let him cut the top off the
> fossil-bearing hill on your land? Do you and your ranch hand and family do
> excavating? And you don't call in a university paleontologist for a second
> Irritating name too: Norman "Pick" Pickford. What are the chances of
> that? SVP is said to stand for Society of Vertebrate Paleontologists. Dr.
> Pickford sells fossils but is a member thereof.
> Odd characters, with the Russian mob, ex-porn producers, and a
> heavy-drinking vegetarian ex-detective who is now a cowhand all converging on
> a ranch
> in Montana. Everything isn't as it seems, and there is the obligatory
> nutso scene at the end.
> Unless you could somehow generate 3000 lbs. of force, could you stab and
> kill someone with a T. rex tooth?
> In a message dated 1/9/2011 12:19:25 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> A review of the new novel "The Dinosaur Hunter", a story involving a
> retired homicide detective, paleontologists, ranchers cattle slayings,
> federal land managers, and a "mother load of rare dinosaur fossils" can
> be read at