In present day, a young boy frantically rides his horse to the sheriff's office in town, exclaiming there are cattle mutilations at his family's ranch. He goes out there to find bones-- and a weird looking footprint of some type of animal. The boy's father is missing. The next day they send up a search helicopter in the desert--but it encounters something and crashes. It's not until we're introduced to a group of hikers that it's revealed what type of dinosaur is responsible: Pteranodons, giant flying dinosaurs. Father and daughter paleobiologists, Jorge Ramirez and his daughter Monica Alvarez, are called in for assistance. Their theory is that they travelled the wind currents for thousands of miles from the islands where they were created. But they also explain that these aren't exactly real dinosaurs, as they were crossed with frog DNA when they were cloned/created. Unlike the originals these creatures have teeth, so they rip apart their prey like chainsaws. Of course, more people are in danger, there's some soap-opera scenes with the human characters, and there's a cool scene of a Pteranodon fighting a polar bear.
I enjoyed this book, though not nearly as much as the original movies and other comic tie-ins. Basically, it's not JURASSIC PARK if it doesn't take place in the park.