New York Times best-selling author Kathy Reichs returns with her 16th riveting novel featuring forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan, whose examination of a young girl killed in a hit and run in North Carolina triggers an investigation into international human trafficking.
When Charlotte police discover the body of a teenage girl along a desolate stretch of two-lane highway, Temperance Brennan fears the worst. The girl’s body shows signs of foul play. Inside her purse police find the ID card of a prominent local businessman, John-Henry Story, who died in a horrific flea market fire months earlier. Was the girl an illegal immigrant turning tricks? Was she murdered?
As the case deepens, Tempe must also grapple with personal turmoil. Her daughter, Katy,, grieving the death of her boyfriend in Afghanistan, impulsively enlists in the Army. Meanwhile, Katy’s father, Pete, is frustrated by Tempe’s reluctance to finalize their divorce. As pressure mounts from all corners, Tempe soon finds herself at the center of a conspiracy that extends all the way from South America, to Afghanistan, and right to the center of Charlotte. "A genius at building suspense" (New York Daily News), Kathy Reichs is at her brilliant best in this thrilling novel.
©2013 Kathy Reichs (P)2013 Simon & Schuster
I liked the book overall. The fact that all the story lines were all tied together made it an unbelievable, but interesting story. I think Reichs wrote it that way so that Pete could play a bigger role in the next one? It will be interesting to see what's next for the Tempe, Pete and Ryan triangle. It's a solid addition to the series- not the best, not the worst, and it kept my interest throughout. Emond does a pretty good job. Her narration kind of throws you off in the beginning because she's so blunt but it kind of grows on you because how else do you voice Tempe?
It starts a little lame, but once things get going, the plot moves fast. It held my attention and made a long drive much more enjoyable.
Too little story, too many coincidences,
Tempie's character was the best.
Linda Emond's narration adds the only bit of interest in the book.
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