The Dinosaur Hunter
By Homer Hickam
(St. Martin's Griffin, Paperback, 9781250001962, 320pp.)
Publication Date: January 31, 2012
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"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.
When he’s not writing bestsellers such as Rocket Boys/October Sky, Homer Hickam goes dinosaur hunting in Montana. His important finds include two Tyrannosaurus rexes and numerous other creatures of the Cretaceous Period. He lives in Huntsville, Alabama.