Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton; 2017; $28.99; 295 pages; Harpers, New York, NY; 978-0-06-247335-6; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Sellwood; 11/3/17-11/7/17

Why did I read this?  Because Michael Crichton was a very good author before he passed away in 2008. This is a book that he had been working on for fifteen years when he passed away.  His wife discovered it when organizing his archives.

Entitled rich kid, Yale student, William Johnson, goes west on a bet with an early paleontologist and ends up in an three or four episode arc of the TV show Deadwood.  Johnson gets caught between two egomaniac and paranoid paleontologists.  He has to learn photography and what it is like not to be a spoiled rich kid.  He ends up in a showdown with a Dick, Dick Curry, that is.  This is not up to Michael Crichton’s usual level and it feels like let’s see how much we can make with another Crichton dinosaur book.  This should have stayed in the archives.  As with most Michael Crichton books you will learn something.

Grade C