No price is to high for the discovery of an intact Jurassic skeleton, and paleontologist Jack McCabe is willing to pay plenty. He spurs the residents of a small town to action with his promise of a generous reward for T-Rex remains. The Creath family, ruined by the year's long draught, are lured into the excitement of the hunt
Then the nefarious adventurer Hump Hinton comes to town. McCabe's philanthropic plan to donate the expected dino remains to a museum are threatened when Hinton doubles the reward money, an irresistible call to the poverty stricken townspeople.
Now a poor family and a paleontologist face a formidable enemy. Will young Julie and Daniel Creath find a dinosaur and get the reward, or will Hinton's unscrupulous plan to dupe the town succeed?