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A gripping and explosive new thriller from internationally acclaimed forensic anthropologist and New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs, featuring Temperance Brennan and Detective Andrew Ryan on the trail of a modern murder and an ancient biblical mystery...

When an Orthodox Jewish man is found shot to death in Montreal, Temperance Brennan is called in to examine the body and to figure out the puzzling damage to the corpse. Unexpectedly, a stranger slips her a photograph of a skeleton and assures her it is the key to the victim's death. Before she knows it, Tempe is involved in an international mystery as old as Jesus, and one that could lead to the rewriting of two thousand years of religious history.

As Tempe investigates, she learns that the stranger's picture shows bones uncovered during an archaeological dig. She discovers the Montreal shooting victim ran an import business that just might have been a front for the trading of black market antiquities. Along with Detective Andrew Ryan and biblical archaeologist Jake Drum, Tempe travels to Israel to probe the origins of the skeleton and the ancient crypt in which it was found. Together they make a startling discovery that raises radical questions about Christ's death and places them squarely in the middle of a swirling controversy. Could one of the tombs really be Christ's last resting place? Are the bones in the ancient ossuary the last remnants of James, the brother of Jesus, as the inscription claims? Or has someone concocted an elaborate hoax?

Using her skills as a forensic scientist, Tempe plunges into the most controversial case of her career. The stakes have never been higher — the more she learns, the greater the danger. And though Ryan is sexier and more engaging than ever, he may not be able to protect Tempe in this place where there seem to be so many foes.

Cross Bones, with its lightning pace, intricately plotted story, riveting and state-of-the-art forensic detail, is Kathy Reichs's most compelling and dramatic novel yet.

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When an Orthodox Jew is found shot to death in Montreal, Temperance Brennan is called in to examine the body and to figure out the puzzling damage to the corpse. Unexpectedly, a stranger slips her a photograph of a skeleton and assures her the picture is the key to the victim's death. Before she knows it, Tempe is involved in an international mystery as old as Jesus, a mystery that could rewrite 2000 years of religious history.

Tempe learns that the stranger's picture shows bones uncovered during an archeological dig. She discovers the Montreal shooting victim ran an import business that might have fronted for the trade of black market antiquities. Along with Detective Andrew Ryan and biblical archeologist Jake Drum, Tempe travels to Israel to probe the origins of the skeleton and the ancient crypt in which it was found.

They make a startling discovery that raises radical questions about Christ's death and places them squarely in the middle of a swirling controversy. Could one of the tombs really be Christ's last resting place? Or, has someone concocted an elaborate hoax?

Synopsis:

In her gripping new thriller--the eighth mystery starring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan--#1 "New York Times" bestselling author Kathy Reichs takes listeners along as an explosive discovery in biblical archaeology threatens the very core of Judeo-Christian belief, as well as Tempe's life. Unabridged. 7 CDs.

About the Author

Michelle Pawk received rave reviews for her performance on Broadway in Carrie Hamilton and Carol Burnett's Hollywood Arms. Other Broadway credits include Chicago, Seussical, Cabaret (Drama Desk and Outer Circle Award nominations), and Crazy for You (Drama Desk Award nomination). Film and television appearances include Cradle Will Rock, LawandOrder, and LawandOrder SVU.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743544368
Read:
Pawk, Michele
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Read by:
Pawk, Michele
Read:
Pawk, Michele
Author:
Pawk, Michele
Author:
Reichs, Kathy
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Medical
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Brennan, temperance (fictitious character)
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
revised
Edition Description:
Unabridged
Series:
Temperance Brennan Novels
Publication Date:
June 2005
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.88 x 5 x 1.2 in 9.765 oz
Media Run Time:
660

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"Synopsis" by , When an Orthodox Jew is found shot to death in Montreal, Temperance Brennan is called in to examine the body and to figure out the puzzling damage to the corpse. Unexpectedly, a stranger slips her a photograph of a skeleton and assures her the picture is the key to the victim's death. Before she knows it, Tempe is involved in an international mystery as old as Jesus, a mystery that could rewrite 2000 years of religious history.

Tempe learns that the stranger's picture shows bones uncovered during an archeological dig. She discovers the Montreal shooting victim ran an import business that might have fronted for the trade of black market antiquities. Along with Detective Andrew Ryan and biblical archeologist Jake Drum, Tempe travels to Israel to probe the origins of the skeleton and the ancient crypt in which it was found.

They make a startling discovery that raises radical questions about Christ's death and places them squarely in the middle of a swirling controversy. Could one of the tombs really be Christ's last resting place? Or, has someone concocted an elaborate hoax?

"Synopsis" by , In her gripping new thriller--the eighth mystery starring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan--#1 "New York Times" bestselling author Kathy Reichs takes listeners along as an explosive discovery in biblical archaeology threatens the very core of Judeo-Christian belief, as well as Tempe's life. Unabridged. 7 CDs.
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