Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Review: Dinosaur Lake by Kathryn Meyer Griffith

Henry Shore is the Chief Park Ranger at Crater Lake in Oregon. After a series of earthquakes unearth some fossils of an unknown species of dinosaur, other strange things start happening. Some people and their boats disappear, and animal carcasses and unusual tracks are found on the lake's islands. Stories begin to circulate of a lake monster. 

Of course, being an ex-cop, Henry takes the stories with a grain of salt until he and a paleontolgist send to examine the fossils see the creature and realize not only that it is real, but that if it can't be contained, a lot of people are going to die. The dinosaur is smart, cunning, and hungry and he and his team have to find a way to stop it. 

Some of the characters seem a bit too stereotypical -- Mad scientist, Vulture-like journalists from the Inquirer, Ineffective bureaucrat and so on. That said, I still liked/hated them and they moved the story along for me in a fast-paced and interesting way.  This is an absolutely fun monster vs. man story.


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