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Fossil Hunter

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  • Posted September 16, 2011

    Terrible writing!

    I love to read; especially fiction. This book's premise is good but the author jumps from one place and characater to another from paragraph to paragraph! Maybe he just wants too much to happen too fast. I can usual get through any book. But honestly, I can't even finish reading this one. I'm quite disappointed because it's a great story line.

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  • Posted February 11, 2009

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    Action-packed adventure!

    Review by Jill Williamson<BR/><BR/>Katie James is a paleontologist sent to Iraq to recover a fossil before her rival, Nick Murad, can. But when Katie meets her competition, she can¿t help but like him. Nick is handsome and nice, but he¿s not a Christian, and therefore, not even a consideration to Katie. Katie¿s boss doesn¿t trust Nick and is certain Nick wants to take credit for the find. But when Katie finds a different fossil, one that¿s so controversial it calls evolution into question, she needs Nick¿s help to analyze it before the fundamentalist faction destroys it. <BR/><BR/>Nick discovers Katie is a Christian. Rumors fly back in the US that she planted the fossil with the intention of giving Creationism or Intelligent Design more credibility. Nick can¿t believe that Katie would do such a thing. But he¿s never met anyone who gets under his skin more. Katie is headstrong, tough, and bossy. Before he can decide what to think about her, the fossil gets stolen, the bad guys start chasing them, and Katie and Nick have to flee for their lives. Can Katie and Nick find the fossil before the bad guys find them? <BR/><BR/>Fossil Hunter is an action packed adventure that¿s been compared to Indiana Jones, and rightly so. Rare fossils, over-reacting governments in foreign countries, a hint of romance¿one can¿t help but make the comparison. John B. Olson does a fantastic job of thrilling the reader from start to finish. My favorite kinds of books are those you can¿t put down, and this is one of them. Highly recommended.

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  • Posted January 29, 2009

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    Adventure and non-stop action!

    Fossil Hunter is one of those books that not only entertains (and believe me, it does!) but it also educates. This is not a mindless story laden with drivel and rhetoric, but is an intelligent work of art, and it's full of depth and intrigue. I was impressed with how well the author developed the setting. I felt like I was on the run and hiding in the hot desert right along with Nick and Katie. And all that dust! Oy! I'd heard the author was an expert at writing from a woman's point of view. That is definitely the case. The main character, Katie, was very believable and strong, yet enticingly vulnerable at the same time. The tension between Katie and Nick was exhilarating, too. I loved that. And unlike many high intensity novels these days, this one had a spiritual element that was subtle, yet genuine and clear. In short, Fossil Hunter is a must-read. If you love action and adventure with subtle romantic elements you will love this story.

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