Tyrannosaur Canyon by Douglas Preston, Book Review

Tyrannosaur Canyon, the first novel in Douglas Preston’s Wyman Ford Series, is a real page-turner. Read on for our review.

Tyrannosaur Canyon Book Synopsis

Tyrannosaur Canyon Douglas PrestonWyman Ford #1

A moon rock missing for thirty years…
Five buckets of blood-soaked sand found in a New Mexico canyon…
A scientist with ambition enough to kill…
A monk who will redeem the world…
A dark agency with a deadly mission…
The greatest scientific discovery of all time…
What fire bolt from the galactic dark shattered the Earth eons ago, and now hides in that remote cleft in the southwest U.S. known as Tyrannosaur Canyon?

Tyrannosaur Canyon is a stunning novel from acclaimed bestselling author Douglas Preston, hailed by Publishers Weekly as “better than Crichton.”

(Forge Books)

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Tyrannosaur Canyon can best be described as a wild action-packed ride with a lesson in archaeology thrown in.

Douglas Preston is an author writing action sequences in the league of Matthew Reilly (Ice Station) and a plot throbbing with conspiracy (think Michael Crichton’s State of Fear) and a secret with ramifications of epic proportions.

When all else has been discarded, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

Preston also delivers on the tried and tested adventure character tropes; the heroic leading man, people in the shadows and bad-guys readers will love-to-hate.  I stayed up late into the night reading this one.

If you are in the mood for fast-paced, fun escapism, Tyrannosaur Canyon is a bonafide pageturner.


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Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller

If you like the sound of Tyrannosaur Canyon, you may also enjoy the action-adventure titles of Matthew Reilly, Steve Worland’s save-the-world thrillers and Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series. Looking for a female action-lead? I recommend Taylor Stevens’ The Informationist.

Interested in dinosaurs and archaeology? Check out the superb novel Mammoth by Chris Flynn and Paige William’s The Dinosaur Artist.

About the Author, Douglas Preston

Douglas Preston is the co-author with Lincoln Child of the celebrated Pendergast series of novels, including such best-selling titles as Fever Dream, The Book of the Dead, The Wheel of Darkness, and Relic, which became a number one box office hit movie. His solo novels include the New York Times bestsellers Impact, Blasphemy, and The Codex. His nonfiction book The Monster of Florence is being made into a film starring George Clooney. Preston is an expert long-distance horseman, a member of the elite Long Riders Guild, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He has traveled to remote parts of the world as an archaeological correspondent for The New Yorker. He also worked as an editor and writer at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and taught nonfiction writing at Princeton University. Preston is the Co-president of International Thriller Writers, and serves on the Governing Council of the Authors Guild.