James Robert Smith (author)

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James Robert Smith (born June 28, 1957) is an American author. His first novel, The Flock (ISBN 1-59414-377-3), was published August 2, 2006, by Five Star.

The Flock[edit]

The Flock
AuthorJames Robert Smith
CountryUnited States
PublisherForge Books
Publication date
November 9, 2010
Media typePrint (Hardback)

The Flock is a 2006 novel by James Smith.[1] The Flock is a contemporary eco-thriller about what can happen when man violates nature, and when nature fights back.


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: terror 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.

As the developers push to have the recently discovered animals exterminated, a billionaire rogue environmentalist steps in to protect these rare, predatory creatures. A naïve young Fish and Wildlife officer finds himself caught in between these two forces and finds conflict.

Film adaptation[edit]

A film adaptation of The Flock has been optioned.[2]


"A Certain Kindness", Midnight Shambler No. 6


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  2. ^ *Deth_Banger. "Travis Malloy Adapting 'The Flock' for the Big Screen". horror-movies.ca. Archived from the original on 21 July 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012.

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