The great thing about book challenges, is sometimes you venture out of your normal reading genre in order to find a book that fits the challenge. That’s exactly what caused me to choose Tyrannosaur Canyon. I needed a book with a dinosaur on the cover and Preston’s novel satisfied that requirement.
It was fun to read a thriller for a change. In the opening pages, a treasure-seeker is murdered in a New Mexico canyon. He is found by a stranger, whispers about his great find, his notebook, and his wish that his daughter inherit the treasure. What follows is an entertaining story, filled with action, adventure, and a perfectly preserved T-rex that men would kill for.
I thought twist at the end was a bit too rushed, and it didn’t actually help the story. But still it was entertaining.
3 1/2 stars (out of 5)
Published in 2006
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