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206 Bones (Temperance Brennan Novels)by Kathy Reichs
Kathy Reich's latest Temperance Brennan novel is an electrifying read — by far one of the best in this series. 206 Bones is fast paced, cleverly developed, and will keep you guessing until nearly the end. In the beginning of this 12th Bones novel (not to be confused with the television show), Brennan awakes to find herself tied up in a pitch-black, unknown locale, with no recollection of how she got there. The story unfolds as she frantically tries to free herself and piece together bits and pieces of her memory to reveal how she got there and who is responsible.
206 Bones is an example of a forensic thriller at its best: It gets your heart beating double time, moves your emotions, and fills that geek need for totally useless forensic details that so many of us thrive on.
Synopses & Reviews
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.
"At the start of bestseller Reichs's outstanding 12th thriller to feature Dr. Temperance Brennan (after Devil Bones), Brennan finds herself bound and injured in an underground tomb. In flashbacks, Reichs fills in the how and why of the forensic anthropologist's deadly predicament. When Brennan and Andrew Ryan of the Sret du Qubec arrive in Chicago on business, she's accused of botching the autopsy of Rose Jurmain, a Canadian heiress. Knowing only that an anonymous caller instigated the investigation, Brennan is determined to uncover who's out to sabotage her. Back in her Montreal lab, Brennan soon realizes that not only is Jurmain's death possibly linked to the brutal murders of other elderly women but that whoever is out to tarnish her reputation refuses to back off. With her usual blend of cutting-edge forensic science and a stubborn, compelling heroine, Reichs manages to juggle several story lines without losing an ounce of momentum." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"A very good installment in a popular series." Booklist
"206 Bones not only tells a compelling mystery/thriller tale, but also speaks directly to actual incidents that challenge the field of forensic science world-wide." BookReporter.com
New York Times #1 bestselling author Kathy Reichs is back with her twelfth novel featuring America's favorite forensic anthropologist, Tempe Brennan.
The New York Times-bestselling author and co-producer of the FOX television hit Bones returns with a spectacular new novel featuring America's favorite forensic anthropologist, Tempe Brennan.
About the Author
Kathy Reichs, like her character Temperance Brennan, is a forensic anthropologist, formerly for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in North Carolina and currently for the Laboratoire de sciences judiciaires et de mÉdecine lÉgale for the province of Quebec. A professor in the department of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, she is one of only seventy-nine forensic anthropologists ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, is past Vice President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and serves on the National Police Services Advisory Board in Canada. Reichs’s first book, DÉja Dead, catapulted her to fame when it became a New York Times bestseller and won the 1997 Ellis Award for Best First Novel. Her novel, Devil Bones, was a #1 New York Times bestseller.
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