Dragon Teeth - Michael Crichton

Dragon Teeth

By Michael Crichton

  • Release Date: 2017-05-23
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 99 Ratings


Michael Crichton, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Jurassic Park, returns to the world of paleontology in this recently discovered novel—a thrilling 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.

A page-turner that draws on both meticulously researched history and an exuberant imagination, Dragon Teeth is based on the rivalry between real-life paleontologists Cope and Marsh; in William Johnson readers will find an inspiring hero only Michael Crichton could have imagined. Perfectly paced and brilliantly plotted, this enormously winning adventure is destined to become another Crichton classic. 


  • Dragon Teeth Discovered

    By The Roq
    What a joy to see another Michael Crichton book show up out of nowhere. Miss his writing so much and this book did not disappoint. I just wish it was longer. Saddened me when I finished.

    By Hawgs126
    Great book. Fast read. Page turner. You won't be disappointed!
  • Dragon Teeth

    By Jvbv
    What an exciting and fun adventure. William Johnson may be a fictional character, but he sure sounded like areal historical man. The finding of dinosaur fossils way before breaking loose from religious beliefs is quite dramatic and extremely note worthy! Loved this story. John Vasquez
  • Not happy

    By 5pts
    It was a let down.
  • Hoping for the best.

    By gonzoid
    I could almost tell where he stopped and the ghost writer started. The ending did not fit the body of the book, in my opinion. It seemed rushed, contrived, and slightly amateurish. My apologies of it was actually him. It just seemed ‘off’… Michael Crichton died far too young. Aside from his screed on global warming, he left a history of rich and engrossing writing. Hoping for the best.
  • Crichton

    By 12244896
    The undisputed king