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It is 1878 and Captain John Paley Dawkins, an English amateur palaeontologist, has staked his meagre inheritance upon an expedition to find a pterodactyl, set up by geologist Sheldon Prescott. Wary of Prescott's wilful daughter Lilian, they are soon forced together in a life-threatening quest.
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1878. The golden days of dinosaur discoveries. In the still–Wild West, fossils of monstrous size are being uncovered by America’s two greatest bone hunters, Professors Marsh and Cope. Caught in the bitterest of feuds, their rivals steal or destroy each other’s findings, clashing murderously in the treacherous Wyoming Badlands. Back in New York, Marsh and Cope are sniffing out tantalizing rumors of the ultimate find. Also lured by the rumors are enigmatic English scientist Captain Dawkins and Miss Lilian Prescott, a naïve but willful heiress. Drawn into a web of corruption and murder, they are forced on a desperate hunt for a cache of mysterious fossils — a quest filled with danger, adventure, and extraordinary discoveries.About the Author:
Tom Holland, described by the GUARDIAN as 'a born storyteller', was brought up near Salisbury and now lives with his wife and baby daughter in Brixton, South London. He has written extensively for radio as well as writing five other novels.
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Book Description Time Warner Paperbacks, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0316648191