Bare Bones : A Novel, Kathy Reichs

Bare Bones : A Novel, Kathy Reichs As I was packaging what remained of the dead baby, the man I would kill was burning pavement north toward Charlotte.
With this opening sentence, Kathy Reichs serves notice that her heroine, Temperance Brennan, is in for one of her scariest, most gruesome adventures yet. As fans of this popular series already know, Tempe is a forensic anthropologist: an expert in the human form (especially bones) who helps solve crimes. The abovementioned infant is only the firstin a series of grisly remains, both human and animal, that Tempe must sort through and decode. Meanwhile, as several seemingly unrelated cases begin to intertwine, her sleuthing puts her in the crosshairs of a very nasty stalker who hides behind an e-mail alias.
Reichs knows how to keep the narrative ball rolling with a canny mix of plot developments, character delineation, and scientific detail, all relayed in Tempes smart, breezy, sarcastic voice. In fact, IBare Bones has a few Itoo many characters and plot lines for Reichs--or most readers--to keep perfect track of. But its a fun ride anyway, enlivened by some steamy romantic scenes and some fascinating, appalling information about the illicit trade in endangered wildlife (did you know that bears gall bladders fetch more money per ounce than cocaine?). IBare Bones is a crisp, enjoyable read that cements Kathy Reichss standing as the best forensic-thriller writer at work today. I--Nicholas H. AllisonBook DescriptionP Fans of TVs ICSI: Crime Scene Investigation should be in heaven I(People) stepping into the world of forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan, star of Kathy Reichs electrifyingly authentic bestsellers. P IShe works with the dead but she works for the living. PBR Down time is not a phrase in Tempe Brennans vocabulary. A string of disturbing cases has put her vacation plans on hold; instead, she heads to the lab to analyze charred remains from a suspicious fire, and a mysterious black residue from a small plane crash. But most troubling of all are the bones....Tempes daughters new boyfriend invites them to a picnic -- a pig pickin -- in the North Carolina countryside, where a cache of bones turns up. But are they animal or human? X-rays and DNA may link the crimes, but they cant reveal who is closing in on Tempe and her daughter -- and how far they will go to keep her from uncovering the truth.Download DescriptionIts a summer of sizzling heat in Charlotte where Dr. Temperance Brennan, forensic anthropologist for the North Carolina medical examiner, looks forward to her first vacation in years. A romantic vacation. Shes almost out the door when the bones start appearing. A newborns charred remains turn up in a woodstove. A small plane crashes in a North Carolina cornfield on a sunny afternoon. Both pilot and passenger are burned beyond recognition. And what is the mysterious black substance covering the bodies? Most puzzling of all are the bones discovered at a remote farm outside Charlotte. The remains seem to be of animal origin, but Tempe is shocked when she gets them to her lab. With help from a special detective friend, Tempe must investigate a poignant and terrifying case that comes at the worst possible moment. Daughter Katy has a new boyfriend who Tempe fears may have something to hide. And important personal decisions face Tempe. Is it time for emotional commitment? Will she have the chance to find out? Everything must wait on the bones. Why are the X rays and DNA so perplexing? Who is trying to keep Tempe from the answers? Someone is following her and Katy. That someone must be stopped before its too late. Обо всём этом и не только в книге Bare Bones : A Novel (Kathy Reichs)

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