Synopses & Reviews
FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGIST DR. TEMPERANCE BRENNAN HAS A PASSION FOR THE TRUTH...AND THIS TIME, IT'S TAKING HER DOWN.
A commercial jetliner disaster has brought Tempe Brennan to the North Carolina mountains as a member of the investigative agency DMORT. As bomb theories abound, Tempe soon discovers a jarring piece of evidence that raises dangerous questions -- and gets her thrown from the DMORT team. Relentless in her pursuit of its significance, Tempe uncovers a shocking, multilayered tale of deceit and depravity as she probes her way into frightening territory -- where someone wants her stopped in her tracks.
Morbid yet captivating....It is Reichs's ongoing development of Tempe -- a woman in her fifties with a mature understanding of human nature and a self-depricating sense of humor -- that truly lifts the book above many of its peers.
"The plot moves with electric force."
-- Publishers Weekly
A complicated, involving mystery.
About the Author
is forensic anthropologist for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, State of North Carolina, and for the Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale for the province of Quebec. She is one of only fifty forensic anthropologists certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology and is on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. A professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Dr. Reichs is a native of Chicago, where she received her Ph.D. at Northwestern. She now divides her time between Charlotte and Montreal and is a frequent expert witness at criminal trials. Her first novel, Déjà Dead,
brought Dr. Reichs fame when it became a New York Times
bestseller and won the 1997 Ellis Award for Best First Novel. Fatal Voyage
is her fourth novel featuring Temperance Brennan.