this is a great read as are all of kathy reichs books. this is an excellent story for those who like a little science with their mystery. if yor're a fan if c.s.i., you'll enjoy this book and all of reichs others,also. this book, as well as her others, has all the elements...mystery,science,page-turning excitement, a little romance, and a good dose of humor. the characters are well developed and realistic and make the whole story a pleasure to read.