The Dinosaur Hunter by Homer Hickam
A Novel

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 4 Critic Reviews



"A fascinating thriller, well crafted and relentless ... A cross between Tony Hillerman and Larry McMurtry, this is one hell of a good read.”--Douglas Preston, author of Tyrannosaur Canyon and Blasphemy

The cowboys who work on the ranchlands of Montana expect more than their fair share of trouble. One of them is Mike Wire, a former homicide detective. Mike is about to learn murder and mayhem can happen under Motnana's big skies, too. Beneath the earth lie enough dinosaur fossils to fill several museum collections---and make a fortune for whoever claims them first. Soon he will have to combine everything he learned as a cop with everything he knows as a cowboy to protect the people and the land he could never live without.


About Homer Hickam

See more books from this Author
Homer Hickam is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Rocket Boys, which was made into the acclaimed movie October Sky. He is also the author of the best-seller Torpedo Junction, The Keeper's Son, The Ambassador's Son, the award-winning memoir Sky of Stone, and the bestseller Back to the Moon. He is married to Linda Terry Hickam. Visit for more information.
Published November 9, 2010 by Thomas Dunne Books. 321 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Westerns, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for The Dinosaur Hunter

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Cowboys and criminals mix it up in the new West over the bones of dead monsters.

Oct 19 2010 | Read Full Review of The Dinosaur Hunter: A Novel

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Dinosaur bones and the people who covet them take center stage in Hickam's uncharacteristically bland latest, which plays out in Montana, where hardworking ranchers are hemmed in by the Bureau of Land

Sep 06 2010 | Read Full Review of The Dinosaur Hunter: A Novel

Book Reporter

The big skies of Montana hover over some of the richest fields of ancient dinosaur fossils in the world, and a recent find of the bones of what may be a baby Tyrannosaurus Rex on the Square C has attracted a team of paleontologists who want to search for what could be one of the most important fi...

Nov 09 2010 | Read Full Review of The Dinosaur Hunter: A Novel

The Washington Times

See more reviews from this publication

Readers delving into the pages of Homer Hickam's "The Dinosaur Hunter" will unearth as much a mess as they will the tale's supposed mystery.

Jan 07 2011 | Read Full Review of The Dinosaur Hunter: A Novel

Reader Rating for The Dinosaur Hunter

An aggregated and normalized score based on 37 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review