Lily Eleanor Goodwin didn't go into the paleontology field for the money. Quite frankly, there wasn't any money in the field. With the failing economy, dig sites and museums suffered the most, losing grants and getting hit hard with budget cuts. However, Lily's love for dinosaurs never faltered even as her bank account dwindled. Working at the local museum and moving back in with her dysfunctional parents, the young woman was at her wit's end. Until one unforgettable day while giving her usual tour, she is approached with an astounding offer by a man named Simon Masrani. But she had no idea what she was signing up for. Dinosaurs are no longer extinct. Lily isn't dealing with bones anymore.