A Temperance Brennan Novel - A Novel
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The #1 New York Times bestselling author and producer of the Fox television hit, Bones, returns with a spectacular new Tempe Brennan novel.
There are 206 bones in the human body. Forensic anthropologists know them intimately, can read in them stories of brief or long lives and use them to reconstruct every kind of violent end. 206 Bones opens with Tempe regaining consciousness and discovering that she is in some kind of very small, very dark, very cold enclosed space. She is bound, hands to feet. Who wants Tempe dead, or at least out of the way, and why? Tempe begins slowly to reconstruct...
Tempe and Lieutenant Ryan had accompanied the recently discovered remains of a missing heiress from Montreal to the Chicago morgue. Suddenly, Tempe was accused of mishandling the autopsy -- and the case. Someone made an incriminating phone call. Within hours, the one man with information about the call was dead. Back in Montreal, the corpse of a second elderly woman was found in the woods, and then a third.
Seamlessly weaving between Tempe's present-tense terror as she's held captive and her memory of the cases of these murdered women, Reichs conveys the incredible devastation that would occur if a forensic colleague sabotaged work in the lab. The chemistry between Tempe and Ryan intensifies as this complex, riveting tale unfolds. Reichs is writing at the top of her game.
From Publishers Weekly
© Publishers Weekly
Excellent treatise at the end on the dangers of allowing posers, junk science and fads to pass for expert testimony and solid evidence. But first read the story; it is a pretty good nail biter! Best of all, Harry makes a cameo appearance by phone, and Claudel graces us with his signature taciturn demeanor. Be sure to block out time to read this one; you won't want to put it down.
- Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
- Published: Aug 25, 2009
- Publisher: Scribner
- Seller: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc.
- Print Length: 320 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: A Temperance Brennan Novel