Thomas Hopp

Biography

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 near Seattle.

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Books

The Jihad Virus
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Series: Peyton McKean Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,490. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Dr. Peyton McKean faces the greatest challenge of his life when he confronts a deadly new terror weapon: genetically altered smallpox!
Hatching Alamosaurus
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Series: Dinosaur Tales Short Stories, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,190. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
The biggest beasts that ever trod the earth are on the move once more! Alamosaurus, the greatest dinosaur of the Cretaceous Era, has begun the annual migration to its nesting grounds, and people are in the way! But how do you change the course of a herd of these titanic animals?
The Neah Virus
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Series: Peyton McKean Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 109,970. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A deadly new plague—or ancient shaman's curse? As a new virus spreads from the Makah Indian Reservation, killing only non-natives, Dr. Peyton McKean races against time to save humanity—and himself!
The Ghost Trees
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Series: Peyton McKean Short Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,060. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When an old Native American shaman is accused of murdering a cedar tree poacher, Dr. Peyton McKean is called in to unravel the dense tangle of clues hidden among the majestic trees of a Pacific Northwest rainforest. Police detectives are baffled but McKean's brilliant mind leads him past the obvious--and into danger.
Dinosaur Wars: Blood On The Moon
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Series: Dinosaur Wars, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,080. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 1 review)
The heroes of the Dinosaur Wars saga confront their greatest nemesis, the dinosaurian leader Saurgon, in his base on the moon.
Saving Pachyrhinosaurus
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Series: Dinosaur Tales Short Stories, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,370. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(5.00 from 1 review)
Observing wildlife in Yellowstone Park can be dangerous, especially when the animals you're observing are dinosaurs brought back to earth after 65 million years!
Blood Tide
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Series: Peyton McKean Short Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,240. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Dr. Peyton McKean investigates the mystery of a Seattle geoduck digger killed by an impossibly massive dose of red tide toxin. Following a trail of suspects and suspicious activities, McKean soon finds his own life in jeopardy.
The Treasure Of Purgatory Crater
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,890. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
On the moon, oxygen is the most precious commodity. Without it, death comes quickly. But there are other things of value in the vastness of Luna, and other reasons to die.
Riding Quetzalcoatlus
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Series: Dinosaur Tales Short Stories, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,930. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Kit Daniels, the heroine of the Dinosaur Wars novels, gets a ride on the back of the world's largest flying creature, Quetzalcoatlus, the huge pterodactyl of the Cretaceous era. For most of us, that would be adventure enough but Kit is about to fly into a life-or-death confrontation with the biggest carnivore the world has ever seen!
A Dangerous Breed
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Series: Peyton McKean Short Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,930. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Genetically modified tomatoes are the least of our worries! These canines have picked up a human-like intelligence somehow. Hopp has written a frightful tale in the tradition of The Hound of the Baskervilles but just a bit more scary -- and believable.
Dinosaur Wars: Counterattack
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Series: Dinosaur Wars, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,840. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
Now humans are the endangered species. Intelligent dinosaurs have returned from outer space to claim their home world -- our world!
Dinosaur Tales: Something In The Jungle
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Series: Dinosaur Tales Short Stories, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,120. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Mysterious deaths in the jungles of Mexico's Costa Verde lead Chase Armstrong into one of the most challenging adventures of his life.
The Re-Election Plot
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Series: Peyton McKean Short Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,910. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A murder on the wet streets of Seattle, a faked video of Osama bin Laden, Microsoft computer graphics gone bad, and political intrigues at the highest levels draw Dr. Peyton McKean into one of the most treacherous cases of his life.
Dinosaur Wars: Earthfall
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Series: Dinosaur Wars, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 113,570. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Star Wars meets Jurassic Park as dinosaurs return to earth from space. Now humans are the endangered species!

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