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Re: Dinosaur mystery novel

Spoiler alert, next time?

Lee Hall
Paleontology Undergraduate
Museum of the Rockies
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT

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 
>  the
> excavating?  And you don't call in a university paleontologist for a  second
> opinion?
> 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?
> Mary
> ----------------
> In a message dated 1/9/2011  12:19:25 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> danchure@easilink.com 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
> http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jan/7/book-review-the-dinosaur-hunt
> er/
> Dan
> --