Synopses & Reviews
Forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs exploded onto bestseller lists worldwide with her phenomenal debut novel andlt;Iandgt;Dand#233;jand#224; Deadandlt;/Iandgt; -- and introduced "[a] brilliant heroine" andlt;Iandgt;(Glamour)andlt;/Iandgt; in league with Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta. Dr. Temperance Brennan, Quebec's director of forensic anthropology, now returns in a thrilling new investigation into the secrets of the dead. andlt;BRandgt; In the bitter cold of a Montreal winter, Tempe Brennan is digging for a corpse buried more than a century ago. Although Tempe thrives on such enigmas from the past, it's a chain of contemporary deaths and disappearances that has seized her attention -- and she alone is ideally placed to make a chilling connection among the seemingly unrelated events. At the crime scene, at the morgue, and in the lab, Tempe probes a mystery that sweeps from a deadly Quebec fire to startling discoveries in the Carolinas, and culminates in Montreal with a terrifying showdown -- a nerve-shattering test of both her forensic expertise and her skills for survival.
Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan returns in this follow-up to the bestselling "Deja Dead". This time, Brennan digs for a corpse where a nun who died a century ago should be lying in her grave. Sister Elizabeth Nicolet's life and death provides a welcome contrast to discoveries at a burning chalet, where scorched bodies are found.
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 mandeacute;decine landeacute;gale 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 ninety-nine forensic anthropologists ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. Reichsandrsquo;s first book, andlt;iandgt;Dandeacute;jandagrave; Deadandlt;/iandgt;, catapulted her to fame when it became a andlt;iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; bestseller and won the 1997 Ellis Award for Best First Novel. Her latest Temperance Brennan novel, andlt;iandgt;Bones Never Lieandlt;/iandgt;, was an instant Canadian bestseller. Her website is KathyReichs.com.