Raptor Ravine (http://www.amazon.com/Raptor-Ravine-...“Another dead cat. Raptors sure hate cats.”…“Getting even for all the birds in the world.”Raptor Ravine is an adventure novel with the heart of E.T. and the tension of Jurassic Park set in the Oregon Coast Mountains. A boy fleeing a cougar attack falls into an ancient ravine and returns home with a mysterious new pet. The creature causes conflict in his family and entanglements with his friends as they struggle to care for it and find out what it is. Native American friends stir emotions with legends of a spirit beast that haunts the ravine. But when a paleontologist identifies it as something related to the dinosaur age, family and friends join together in the fight to protect the creature and its home. It takes a heroic stand by the boy in a primeval forest to convince the owner of the ravine it must be saved from exploitation and disaster.