History Literature / TyrannosaurCanyon

13th Jun '17 9:48:28 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ContinuityNod: Two characters are from a previous Preston novel known as ''The Codex''. The events of that novel are vaguely referenced.



* ContinuityNod: Two characters are from a previous Preston novel known as ''The Codex''. The events of that novel are vaguely referenced.
13th Dec '16 12:28:36 PM universalperson
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''TyrannosaurCanyon'' is a paleontology-based thriller by [[Literature/AgentPendergast Douglas Preston]] first published in 2003.

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''TyrannosaurCanyon'' is a paleontology-based thriller by [[Literature/AgentPendergast Douglas Preston]] first published in 2003.
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* ContinuityNod: Two characters are from a previous Preston novel known as ''The Codex''. The events of that novel are vaguely referenced.



* NoodleIncident: Honduras. We know Broadbent's father died and Sally handled a firearm well, but no one wants to talk about it.
** Eventually expanded into (and explained in) the prequel novel ''The Codex''.
20th Nov '16 7:59:20 PM DimensionalShambler
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* DumbDinos: The titular T. rex is portrayed as a being of pure instinct - it doesn't remember anything, not even mating rituals or raising its young, and only lived to eat.
17th Jul '16 7:43:30 PM Discar
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* OutsideContextVillain

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* OutsideContextVillainOutsideContextProblem:
12th Aug '15 1:59:34 PM Sheora
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* WeaponForIntimidation: Biler's stolen .22, after the one bullet is fired.

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* WeaponForIntimidation: Biler's stolen .22, after the one bullet is fired.fired.
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12th Aug '15 1:59:06 PM Sheora
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* CutLexLuthorACheck: Cited and strongly averted by Maddox. Instead of networking in prison to advance his criminal career, he used his contacts to make a dating site called Hard Time for women seeking convicts. He comments in other places that if he had known how easy it was to make money legitimately, he never would have bothered with crime.

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* CutLexLuthorACheck: Cited and strongly averted by Maddox. Instead of networking in prison to advance his criminal career, he used his contacts to make a dating site called Hard Time for women seeking convicts. He comments in other places that if he had known how easy it was to make money legitimately, he never would have bothered with crime.
12th Aug '15 1:57:37 PM Sheora
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Among the canyons of New Mexico professional fossil hunter Stem Weathers is murdered. With his
dying breath he gifts a notebook to a passerby, sending him to Weather's estranged daughter
with a message. Frustrated, a shadowy assassin turns his attention to the new bearer
of the precious notebook that documents the greatest paleontological find in Earth's
history.


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Among the canyons of New Mexico, professional fossil hunter Stem Weathers is murdered. With his dying breath he gifts a notebook to a passerby, sending him to Weather's estranged daughter with a message. Frustrated, a shadowy assassin turns his attention to the new bearer of the precious notebook that documents the greatest paleontological find in Earth's history.
16th Aug '14 11:40:57 AM Irked
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** Eventually expanded into (and explained in) the prequel novel ''The Codex''.
26th Jun '14 3:40:27 PM Daedalis
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* CutLexLuthorACheck: Cited and strongly averted by Maddox. Instead of networking in prison to advance his criminal career, he used his contacts to make a dating site called Hard Time for women seeking convicts. He comments in other places that if he had known how easy it was to make money legitimately, he never would have bothered with crime.
23rd Jun '14 9:40:00 PM Daedalis
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* FauxActionGirl: Sally Broadbent. She teaches horsemanship and is supposedly a crack shot; [[GenreBlind she even reassures her husband that she'll be fine if left alone for a weekend.]] Then she's captured without much fuss, bungles an escape attempt, and spends the rest of the story being present while Tom saves the day.
* IGaveMyWord: Broadbent's motivation for fulfilling Weather's LastRequest.

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* DiabolicalMastermind: How Corvus styles himself, but he's a relatively anemic example.
* FauxActionGirl: Sally Broadbent. She teaches horsemanship and is supposedly a crack shot; [[GenreBlind she even reassures her husband that she'll be fine if left alone for a weekend.]] Then she's captured without much fuss, bungles an escape attempt, and spends the rest of the story being present while Tom saves and Ford save the day.
day.
* HonorBeforeReason: Broadbent promises to fulfill Weathers' LastRequest of delivering Weathers' notebook, even though it's not his responsibility and doing so places his friends and family in danger. He could just hand the notebook over to the police for delivery at any point; worse, in delivering it he's a potential accessory to grand theft since the fossil is on public land.
* IGaveMyWord: Broadbent's motivation for fulfilling Weather's LastRequest.See HonorBeforeReason above.



* OneBulletLeft: The weapon Broadbent steals only comes with a single round. [[spoiler:Actually averted; the shot goes wild and Broadbent has to menace TheDragon with an empty gun.]]

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* OneBulletLeft: The weapon Broadbent steals only comes with a single round. [[spoiler:Actually averted; [[spoiler:Averted; the shot goes wild is downplayed and Broadbent has to menace TheDragon with an empty gun.]]]]
* OnlyAFleshWound: [[spoiler:Broadbent]] is ''shot in the face'' at point-blank range and is only momentarily unconscious for it, though it's suggested there may be a concussion and bone creasing.



* TheDragon: Weed Maddox. Ex-con (thanks to Corvus) with substantial military training, sociopathic tendencies, and tactical ruthlessness. Also he runs a dating website.

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* SteelEarDrums: Maddox fires multiple times in the close quarters of the cave sequence with no apparent ill effects. When another character is shot in the face point-blank, the biggest concern is a concussion rather than permanent hearing loss.
* TheDragon: Weed Maddox. Ex-con (thanks to Corvus) with substantial military training, sociopathic tendencies, and tactical ruthlessness. Also he runs a dating website.website.
* TheLabRat: Melodie Crookshank, who is literally only depicted working in her basement lab on [[BuffySpeak heavy science-y stuff.]]



* ViewersAreGeniuses: Almost any scene involving Melodie Crookshank will be heavy on technical terminology and light on explanation. Justified since she's only speaking to herself or other professionals who already understand, but difficult for average readers.

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* ViewersAreGeniuses: Almost any scene involving Melodie Crookshank will be heavy on technical terminology and light on explanation. Justified since she's only speaking to herself or other professionals who already understand, but difficult for average readers.readers.
* WeaponForIntimidation: Biler's stolen .22, after the one bullet is fired.
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