It's the second-to-last day of archaeological field school. Dr Temperance Brennan's students are working on a site of prehistoric graves on Dewees, a barrier island north of Charleston, South Carolina, when a decomposing body is uncovered in a shallow grave off a lonely beach...The skeleton is articulated, the bone fresh and the vertebrae still connected by soft-tissue; the remains are encased in rotted fabric and topped by wisps of pale, blond hair - a recent burial, and a case Tempe must take. Dental remains and skeletal ...
It's the second-to-last day of archaeological field school. Dr Temperance Brennan's students are working on a site of prehistoric graves on Dewees, a barrier island north of Charleston, South Carolina, when a decomposing body is uncovered in a shallow grave off a lonely beach...The skeleton is articulated, the bone fresh and the vertebrae still connected by soft-tissue; the remains are encased in rotted fabric and topped by wisps of pale, blond hair - a recent burial, and a case Tempe must take. Dental remains and skeletal gender and race indicators suggest that the deceased is a middle-aged white male - but who was he? Why was he buried in a clandestine grave? And what does the unusual vertical hairline fracture of the sixth cervical vertebrae signify? While Tempe is trying to piece together the evidence, her personal life is thrown into turmoil. When a bullet - intended, perhaps, for her - puts Tempe's estranged husband Pete in hospital, her unexpectedly emotional response complicates her on-off relationship with Detective Andrew Ryan...But before long, another body is discovered - and Tempe finds herself drawn deeper into a shocking and chilling investigation, set to challenge her entire view of humanity. ..
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I have gotten hooked on Kathy Reichs and her alter ego, Temperance Brennan. These are really good stories told in an entertaining and technically accurate way. I have read all of the 'Bones" related books I can find on the used book sites, and have yet to be disappointed in any of them....
Oct 1, 2009
I love the science and I love the stories. Kathy Reichs puts it all together for a great read!
Apr 15, 2007
Break no Bones- Kathy Reichs
Interesting novel. By far one of the best writers of forensic science. The book leaves you riveted, however in times predictable, only due to having read all of Kathy Reichs books and subsequently getting a good grasp of the forensic ideas, and where they might lead. Harvesting body parts is one of the problems in society today, and Kathy Reichs gives a precise and horrifying account of what human nature can be like. Some of her earlier novels I have had times where I have skipped a few pages however this one has exceeded expectations. I highly recommend this book, as with all her books.
Apr 5, 2007
Temperance Brennan forensic anthropologist
Temperance and her students on an island dig off the coast of South Carolina, to prove/disprove the site's worth as an archaeological treasure, stumble on bones but these bones still have flesh attached. The site belongs to Richard Dupree who awaits the go-ahead to continue his housing development. Temperance filling in for her coroner friend Emma finds strange markings on the skeleton. Her estranged husband Pete is tracking down a friend's missing daughter and the missing private eye who originally was hired to find her. A mutual friend unknowingly offers her home to Temperance and Pete thinking one would be long gone before the other arrives. Two more skeletons are found with the same strange markings and Temperance's lover Ryan comes for a surprise visit and finds the suprise is on him. Living with two alpha males and with threats on her life, while following up clues on the case, keep Temperance on her toes.
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