Clouds of Thunder by Bryan Mero
Approx. 25,930 words.
Published on April 16, 2010.
When the legend of enormous prehistoric birds turn into reality, graduate student Doug Winston is called to help out the local police department of a small mountain town. He had no idea what he was getting into when his professor sent him or who he might meet. When Doug's greatest fears become reality it will be up to him to save the entire town.