Dragon Teeth

Dragon Teeth Review

Michael Crichton's recently discovered novel—an adventure set in the Wild West during the golden age of fossil hunting.

The year is 1876. Warring Indian tribes still populate America’s western territories even as lawless gold-rush towns begin to mark the landscape. In much of the country it is still illegal to espouse evolution. Against this backdrop two monomaniacal paleontologists pillage the Wild West, hunting for dinosaur fossils, while surveilling, deceiving and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars.

Into this treacherous territory plunges the arrogant and entitled William Johnson, a Yale student with more privilege than sense. Determined to survive a summer in the west to win a bet against his arch-rival, William has joined world-renowned paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh on his latest expedition.  But when the paranoid and secretive Marsh becomes convinced that William is spying for his nemesis, Edwin Drinker Cope, he abandons him in Cheyenne, Wyoming, a locus of crime and vice. William is forced to join forces with Cope and soon stumbles upon a discovery of historic proportions.  With this extraordinary treasure, however, comes exceptional danger, and William’s newfound resilience will be tested in his struggle to protect his cache, which pits him against some of the West’s most notorious characters.

Title:Dragon Teeth
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Another posthumous offering from Crichton. I hope they keep finding them! This book was great! It is a western - pure and simple - gunfights, saloons, Indian war controversy, and even the appearance o...

  • Nine years after the untimely demise of the bright Dr. Michael Crichton a good writer , more talented than many believed, his third posthumous novel Dragon Teeth, is published (he's been busier than n...

  • Unlike so many ghost-written novels that are 'polished' after an author's death, Dragon Teeth does feel like the completed manuscript it is purported to be. In fact, it reads very much like one of Mic...

  • So they found a mysterious manuscript after all these years? What?Well, Sign me up!...

  • Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton is a book of Crichton's I didn't like. I have read all of his and loved them all but this was so un-Crichton. It lacked the spark, the thrills, the adventure that kep...

  • Not what I expected, but I don't think there is anything he has written that I wouldn't love. I was hoping this would have the feel and flavor of the Jurassic Park novel, which is one of my all time t...

  • Such is the draw and popularity of Michael Crichton that nine years after his death, his new releases are still going to be bestsellers. Truth be told, before I began reading I knew nothing about his ...

  • 3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/06/15/...I’m a huge Michael Crichton fan, but admittedly I went into Dragon Teeth with reservations. After all, posthumously publis...

  • How many of these "recently discovered" manuscripts are there?! ...

  • So a manuscript of Michael's, the god behind one of my favourites ever Jurassic Park, had a manuscript lying in wait all along. And it really is original. No question, ...