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It was a summer morning in 1982 when soldiers ravaged the village of Chupan Ya, raping and killing women and children. Twenty-three victims are said to lie in the well where, twenty years later, Dr. Temperance Brennan and a team from the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation now dig. No records were kept. To their families, the dead are "the disappeared."

Forensic anthropologist for the medical examiners in North Carolina and Montreal, Tempe is in Guatemala for a month's service to help some families identify and bury their dead. She digs in a cold, damp pit where she finds a hair clip, a fragment of cloth, a tiny sneaker. Her trowel touches something hard: the hip of a child no more than two years old.

It's heartbreaking work. Something savage happened here twenty years ago. The violence continues today. The team is packing up for the day when an urgent satellite call comes in. Two colleagues are under attack. Shots ring out, and Tempe listens in horror to a woman's screams. Then there is silence. Dead silence.

With this new violence, everything changes, both for the team and for Tempe, who's asked by the Guatemalan police for her expertise on another case. Four privileged young women have vanished from Guatemala City in recent months. One is the Canadian ambassador's daughter. Some remains have turned up in a septic tank, and Tempe unfortunately knows septic tanks.

Teaming with Special Crimes Investigator Bartolome Galiano, and with Montreal detective Andrew Ryan, who may have more than just professional reasons to join her on the case, Tempe soon finds herself in a dangerous web that stretches far beyond Guatemala's borders. The stakes are huge. As power, money, greed, and science converge, Tempe must make life-altering choices.

From cutting-edge science in the lab, where Tempe studies fetal bones and cat hair DNA, to a chilling en-counter in a lonely morgue, "Grave Secrets" is powerful, page-turning entertainment from a crime fiction superstar who combines riveting authenticity with witty, elegant prose.

Synopsis:

From the bestselling author and world-class forensic anthropologist, the newest, bone-chilling Tempe Brennan novel links a decades-old mass murder in Guatemala with contemporary homicide.

About the Author

Kathy Reichs is forensic anthropologist for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, State of North Carolina, and for the Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale for the province of Quebec. She is one of only fifty forensic anthropologists certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. A professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Dr. Reichs is a native of Chicago, where she received her Ph.D. at Northwestern. She now divides her time between Charlotte and Montreal and is a frequent expert witness at criminal trials. Her first novel, Déjà Dead, brought Dr. Reichs fame when it became a New York Times bestseller and won the 1997 Ellis Award for Best First Novel. Grave Secrets is her fifth novel featuring Temperance Brennan. Her Web site is www.kathyreichs.com

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684859736
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Reichs, Kathy
Author:
Reichs, Kathy
Author:
Kathy Reichs
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York
Subject:
Mayas
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Women anthropologists
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Guatemala
Subject:
Forensic anthropology
Subject:
Brennan, Temperance
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Fiction : Suspense
Subject:
Fiction : Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Edition Number:
Book club ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Temperance Brennan Novel (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
no. 01-15
Publication Date:
20020709
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.56x6.24x1.11 in. 1.32 lbs.

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