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
"Such bloody good beach reading." (USA Today)
"There's nothing like a morgue mystery to brighten up a summer day." (Entertainment Weekly)
"Likely to leave you with the shivers of an ice storm." (People)
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
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.
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.
I loved the background info woven into the plot. The conspiracy theories were fascinating. But the ending was firmly grounded in reality and plausibility.
I enjoy reading fantasy, crime and mystery thrillers, as well as historical novels.
In Cross Bones by Kathy Reichs, Temperance Brennan takes on a case of biblical proportions. A murder in Montreal leads to the discovery of a skeleton nicknamed Max which may prove to be the bones of Jesus. Tempe travels to Israel with Andrew Ryan where the trail leads to a mysterious tomb. A brilliant read and great listen Michele Pawk delivers a polished performance.
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.
Being underground with a Jackal!
Love her reading style, she gives Brennan and the others such great life, her and Emond are my favorite narrators.
Made me think REALLY HARD!
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