Tyrannosaur Canyon by Douglas Preston begins as Tom Broadbent comes upon a shot prospector in a New Mexico canyon. The prospector, Stem Weathers, makes Broadbent promise to give a code-incripted notebook to his daughter. Broadbent finds himself tailed by an assasin trying to get this notebook, hired by a paleontologist seeking an almost perfectly preserved T. Rex hidden in the canyons. The dialoge and action are sometimes ridiculous, but being the biggest dinosaur fan ever, it was worth the time to read. From all the good things I had heard about Douglas Preston, I expected a little more.