In the second novel of Michael Dahl’s Finnegan Zwake Mystery series, Finn sets out on an archaeological dig with his uncle to find treasure his missing parents left behind but finds some shocking discoveries when the dig goes too deep.
Thirteen-year-old Finnegan Zwake, his Uncle Stoppard—a bestselling mystery writer—and their friend Jared set off on an archaeological dig in sunny Agualar: land of giant cacti, jungles, and dinosaurs. Dead dinosaurs, that is.
While Finn and his uncle are digging up treasure left behind by Finn’s archaeologist parents, now mysteriously missing, the rest of the crew is digging up very valuable dinosaur eggs. But digging too deeply can stir up trouble, not to mention a murder… or two, or three…
Michael Dahl, the author of more than a dozen non?ction books, has also published poetry and plays. The Viking Claw is Dahl's fourth Finnegan Zwake mystery. The earlier titles in the series are The Horizontal Man, The Worm Tunnel, and The Ruby Raven. Dahl is also the author of Scooter Spies, a series of mysteries for younger readers, whose titles include The Wheels That Vanished and The Ghost That Barked. A theater director, actor, and comedian in Minneapolis, Dahl has a wide variety of unusual creatures in his household: Venus's-?ytraps, ?ddler crabs, African dwarf frogs, an elementary school teacher, and an Australian red-heeler named Gus. He can be e-mailed at ?email@example.com.