(Temperance Brennan 12)
The twelfth Temperance Brennan thriller from world-class forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs, the no. 1 international bestselling author and the inspiration behind of the hit TV series Bones.
'You have an enemy, Dr Brennan. It is in your interest to learn who placed that call.'
A routine case turns sinister when Dr Temperance Brennan is accused of mishandling the autopsy of a missing heiress. Someone has made an incriminating accusation that she missed or concealed crucial evidence. Before Tempe can get to the one man with information, he turns up dead.
The heiress isn't the only elderly female to have appeared on Tempe's gurney recently. Back in Montreal, three more women have died, their bodies brutally discarded. Tempe is convinced there's a link between their deaths and that of the heiress. But what - or who - connects them?
Tempe struggles with the clues, but nothing adds up. Has she made grave errors or is some unknown foe sabotaging her? It soon becomes frighteningly clear. It's not simply Tempe's career at risk. Her life is at stake too.
“Reichs's punchy, straightforward prose style and her own undoubted expertise makes hers by far the best in the subcategory of inside-the-path-lab thrillers.”
“Reichs has reasserted her supremacy in the field. 206 Bones is vintage Reichs”
“It is becoming apparent that Reichs is not just 'as good as' Cornwell, she has become the finer writer”