This true story of Texas millionaire Tom Slick's quest for the Abominable Snowman and other cryptids -- creatures unknown to science -- reveals a life made for the movies. Fascinating stories of Slick's early brushes with adventure such as his stepfather's abduction by George 'Machine Gun' Kelly in 1933 and his creation of a research facility near Loch Ness are followed by his later expeditions into Nepal and the Pacific Northwest in search of the yeti and its counterpart, the Sasquatch. The story of Slick's amazing, fanatic, and driven search for the stuff of legends takes readers on a whirlwind journey from the dense temperate rainforests of Washington State to the icy peaks of the Himalayas -- and shows that sometimes cryptids leave the halls of the imagination and are found and captured, as proved by the giant panda and the Komodo dragon, leaving readers to wonder what more there is to be discovered.
Loren Coleman is the world's leading cryptozoologist and has done fieldwork, research, and writing about undiscovered animals for the last 41 years. He has been an on and off camera consultant for NBC's 'Unsolved Mysteries', A&E's 'Ancient Mysteries', the History Channel's 'In Search of History', and the Discovery Channel's 'In the Unknown'. He is the author of 'Suicide Clusters', 'Cryptozoology A to Z', and 'Mysterious America'. He lives in Portland, Maine.