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Cross Bones: A Novel | [Kathy Reichs]

Cross Bones: A Novel

When an Orthodox Jew is found shot to death in Montreal, Temperance Brennan is called in to examine the body and to figure out the puzzling damage to the corpse. Unexpectedly, a stranger slips her a photograph of a skeleton and assures her the picture is the key to the victim's death. Before she knows it, Tempe is involved in an international mystery as old as Jesus, a mystery that could rewrite 2000 years of religious history. that could rewrite 2000 years of religious history. Tempe learns that the stranger's picture shows bones uncovered during an archeological dig.
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When an Orthodox Jew is found shot to death in Montreal, Temperance Brennan is called in to examine the body and to figure out the puzzling damage to the corpse. Unexpectedly, a stranger slips her a photograph of a skeleton and assures her the picture is the key to the victim's death. Before she knows it, Tempe is involved in an international mystery as old as Jesus, a mystery that could rewrite 2000 years of religious history.

Tempe learns that the stranger's picture shows bones uncovered during an archeological dig. She discovers the Montreal shooting victim ran an import business that might have fronted for the trade of black market antiquities. Along with Detective Andrew Ryan and biblical archeologist Jake Drum, Tempe travels to Israel to probe the origins of the skeleton and the ancient crypt in which it was found.

They make a startling discovery that raises radical questions about Christ's death and places them squarely in the middle of a swirling controversy. Could one of the tombs really be Christ's last resting place? Or, has someone concocted an elaborate hoax?

©2005 Simon and Schuster Audio; ©2005 Kathy Reichs

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    If you could sum up Cross Bones in three words, what would they be?

    Lots and lots and lots of education and research went into this book. You have to hand it to Kathy - she is indeed a smart cookie and will teach you something new with each book


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    This is, unfortunately, a must better read than a listen. I have been at it for awhile and have to keep going back because I tune out.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Michele Pawk?

    Probably not. She sounds angry or perhaps very confused about the characters she is mimicking. She has difficulty giving the characters depth or personality even. I found her attempt to sound like a certain ethnicity just terrible and confusing.


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    Where does Cross Bones rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of best "Bones" books I have read, my favorite of the series so far. Maybe because I am obsessed with disproving the "Jesus" theory! Loved this one.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Cross Bones?

    Being underground with a Jackal!


    What does Michele Pawk bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Love her reading style, she gives Brennan and the others such great life, her and Emond are my favorite narrators.


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    Made me think REALLY HARD!


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