The Flock by James Robert Smith

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A remote Florida swamp has been targeted for theme-park development, and the swamp's inhabitants are none too happy. It doesn't help that the residents are a colony of intelligent, prehistoric, dinosaur-like birds. This flock of beasts has escaped the mass extinction that killed off the dinosaurs, relying on stealth, cunning, and killer instinct. The creatures have been living in secret, just outside our developed world.

As the developers push to have the recently-discovered animals exterminated, a billionaire rogue environmentalist step in to protect these rare, predatory creatures. A naïve young Fish and Wildlife officer finds himself caught in between these two incredibly powerful forces, and may find out the hard way that man is the most dangerous predator of them all . . .

The Flock is a contemporary eco-thriller about what can happen when man violates nature, and when nature fights back.


About James Robert Smith

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JAMES ROBERT SMITH lives with his wife, son, and two requisite cats near Charlotte, NC. He has made more than sixty short story sales, has had his comic scripts published by Marvel Comics, Kitchen Sink, Spyderbabies Grafix, and others. He is co-editor of the Arkham House anthology, Evermore. The Flock is his first novel.
Published November 9, 2010 by Forge Books. 365 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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But the Berg development and the wild actions of the rogue Flock member Scarlet force a confrontation that will result in death, destruction and a bounty hunt for a creature supposed to be extinct for the last million years.

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The first novel of James Robert Smith, The Flock, is an extremely well researched book dealing with a group of what is called "Terror Birds", and we ain't talking about your average canary here folks.

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The author has given these birds human characteristics which are interesting (although I didn’t understand how come the intelligent, non-flying birds with hand instead of wings never created tools).

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“Velociraptor in fact was terror incarnate, a prime example of the general dinosaur type whose disappearance we so mourn,” Zimmer wrote in his profile of Titanis, “A crow hardly makes up for its loss.” The same could be said of terror birds and their seriema relatives, and the fact that Titanis h...

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What is a family and what does family ministry entail?

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An exhilarating thriller filled with nail-biting suspense, THE FLOCK is a gripping, pulse-pounding tale that will keep readers on the edge of their seats to the last exciting page.” In the tradition of the late great Micheal Crichton, James Robert Smith brings us a simply stunning debut novel...

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