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Break No Bones (Temperance Brennan Novels)

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Following the tremendous success of Cross Bones, Kathy Reichs explores another high-profile topic in Break No Bones — a case that lands forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan in the middle of a gruesome international scheme.

Summoned to South Carolina to fill in for a negligent colleague, Tempe is stuck teaching a lackluster archaeology field school in the ruins of a Native American burial ground on the Charleston shore. But when Tempe stumbles upon a fresh skeleton among the ancient bones, her old friend Emma Rousseau, the local coroner, persuades her to stay on and help with the investigation. When Emma reveals a disturbing secret, it becomes more important than ever for Tempe to help her friend close the case.

The body count begins to climb. An unidentified man is found hanging from a tree deep in the woods. Another corpse shows up in a barrel. There are mysterious nicks on bones in several bodies, and signs of strangulation. Tempe follows the trail to a free street clinic with a belligerent staff, a suspicious doctor, and a donor who is a charismatic televangelist. Clues abound in the most unlikely places as Tempe uses her unique knowledge and skills to build her case, even as the local sheriff remains dubious and her own life is threatened.

Tempe's love life is also complicated. Ryan, her current flame, has come down to visit her from Montreal, and Pete, her former husband, is investigating the disappearance of a local woman — and he and Tempe are staying in the same borrowed beach house. Ryan and Pete compete for her attentions, and Tempe finds herself more distracted by her feelings for both men than she expected.

Break No Bones is a smart, taut thriller featuring the kind of high-stakes crime that makes the headlines every week. Reichs, the inspiration for the hit FOX TV show Bones, is writing at the top of her form, and Tempe has never been more compelling.

Review:

"A brilliant novel in the tradition of the best Southern gothic writing! What a pleasure it is to watch Tempe Brennan on the job once again, this time in the perfectly realized world of South Carolina. Reichs's seamless blending of fascinating science and dead-on psychological portrayals, not to mention a whirlwind of a plot, make Break No Bones a must read." Jeffery Deaver, author of The Cold Moon and The Twelfth Card

Review:

"A rare treat indeed for the discerning mystery reader!" Ann Rule

About the Author

Reichs is forensic anthropologist for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, State of North Carolina, and for the Laboratoire des Sciences Judiciaires et de Medecine Legale for the province of Quebec. She is a professor at the University of NC.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743233491
Author:
Reichs, Kathy
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Author:
Reichs, Kathy
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Charleston (S.C.)
Subject:
Women forensic anthropologists
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Brennan, temperance (fictitious character)
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Temperance Brennan Novels
Publication Date:
July 2006
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

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Product details 352 pages Scribner Book Company - English 9780743233491 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A brilliant novel in the tradition of the best Southern gothic writing! What a pleasure it is to watch Tempe Brennan on the job once again, this time in the perfectly realized world of South Carolina. Reichs's seamless blending of fascinating science and dead-on psychological portrayals, not to mention a whirlwind of a plot, make Break No Bones a must read."
"Review" by , "A rare treat indeed for the discerning mystery reader!"
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