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Nine-year-old Emily Anne Toussaint is shot dead on a Montreal street. A North Carolina teenager disappears from her home and parts of what may be her skeleton are found hundreds of miles away. For Dr. Temperance Brennan, a forensic anthropologist in both Montreal and North Carolina, the deaths kindle deep emotions that propel her on a harrowing journey into the world of outlaw motorcycle gangs.

As a scientist, Tempe should remain dispassionate. As a caring individual, she yearns to take the killers off the streets. With her boss Peter LaManche in the hospital, and her friend Andrew Ryan disturbingly unavailable, Tempe begins a periolous investigation into a culture where evil often wears masks.

Don't miss any of Tempe Brennan's investigations.
©2000 Kathy Reichs, All Rights Reserved (P)2000 Simon & Schuster, Inc., All Rights Reserved

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"Precise and evocative narration...a flawless performance." (AudioFile)

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  • Laura
  • Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • 04-23-07

Good read

Another good Reichs book, also good reading.

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A bit hard to follow

A decent mystery, but filled with too-neat coincidences and mysterious motivations. I have not read others in this series and this one did not make me particularly eager to do so.
The listless reader did nothing to bring the story to life. I think there's some wry humor there, but it doesn't come through in the reading. The French names, pronounced oh-so-correctly by the reader, were hard to understand in an audio version and sometimes made the story hard to follow.

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I did not remember this book.

I read the first dozen books in this series when they came out. This is not one that stood out for me. I am guessing the motor cycle gangs was the reason at the time. Over the last fifteen years or so I have had the pleasure of getting to know some motorcycle club members and see some of the things they do. Some of the"rides" they do are amazing.
Knowing that side of the clubs made this an enjoyable book for me.

I look forward to listening to many more over the next week or so.

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  • Beth
  • HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC, United States
  • 12-19-15

Good Solid Read

I love Bones. Whether it's the TV show or the books This was a good tight story and an excellent performance.

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Biker gangs, who knew?

Interesting. The main character does seem to have a way with getting into dangerous situations and the ones around her seem to have the same fate. Good thing she is normally around police officers.

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