STAR WARS MEETS JURASSIC PARK!Dinosaurs return to Earth from space! Now humans are the endangered species. Wildlife biologist Chase Armstrong and Montana rancher's daughter Kit Daniels find themselves in the center of a battle between US military forces and intelligent dinosaurs returning to Earth after 66 million years of absence. This book is a tour de force of near-future military science fiction pitting current day tanks and helicopters against advanced alien invaders from Earth's past! A human-sized, intelligent species of dinosaur, the Kra, strikes from a moon base, devastating our fighting forces with a powerful energy beam weapon. To make matters worse, the space invaders turn loose all the huge beasts of their time, including T rex, triceratops, and a host of other animals, giant and small, that make life interesting for humans to say the least. The two young heroes find themselves caught up in a last-ditch battle to save humanity from destruction. Fighting for their lives and the future of civilization, Kit and Chase discover that they might be falling in love-if they live long enough! Dinosaur Wars: Earthfall is a fast-paced, savvy science fiction thriller suitable for all ages and both genders.
About the Author
Thomas P. Hopp was born in Seattle, Washington, where he lived his earliest years in a housing project on the banks of the Duwamish River. Good grades at West Seattle High School and the University of Washington as well as a perfect score on the Graduate Record Examination got him into the Biochemistry Ph.D. program at Cornell University Medical College. Dr. Hopp studied genetic engineering at Rockefeller University and then helped found the multi-billion-dollar biotechnology company, Immunex Corporation. He discovered and patented genes for the immune stimulating hormone interleukin one. He also created genetically altered animals with human genes as well as the first commercially successful nanotechnology device, a molecular handle called the Flag epitope. He worked in the field with paleontologist Jack Horner, excavating bones of the nest-building duckbilled dinosaur Maiasaura. He published scientific articles on his brooding-to-flight hypothesis, in which wing feathers of birds developed first for nesting and then for flying. He plays guitar and bass, and has performed onstage with blues legend John Lee Hooker and rock super-groups The Kingsmen and The Drifters. He has lived in San Diego and on Manhattan Island, but now lives in Seattle.