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.
An atmospheric, suspensefully paced yarn, one that is likely to leave you with the shivers.
New York Newsday
Temperance Brennan is the real thing, that's because her creator, Kathy Reichs, is the real thing.
"Atmospheric, suspensefully paced.... a delectable tale of corpus delicti...bone-chilling prime crime." andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; -- andlt;iandgt;Peopleandlt;/iandgt;
"Brennan is a winner, and so is Reichs." andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; -- andlt;iandgt;Daily Newsandlt;/iandgt; (New York)
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.