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Publisher's Summary

Temperance Brennan hears the news on her car radio. An Air TransSouth flight has gone down in the mountains of western North Carolina, taking with it 88 passengers and crew.

As a forensic anthropologist and a member of the regional DMORT team, Tempe rushes to the scene to assist in body recovery and identification. She finds a field of carnage: torsos in trees, limbs strewn among bursting suitcases and smoldering debris. Many of the dead are members of a university soccer team. Is Tempe's daughter, Katy, among them?

Frantic with worry, Tempe joins colleagues from the FBI, the NTSB, and other agencies to search for explanations. Was the plane brought down by a bomb or simple mechanical failure? And what about the prisoner on the plane who was being extradited to Canada? Did someone want him silenced forever? And why are certain people eager to stop Tempe's investigation? Is she learning too much? Coming too close?

With help from Montreal detective Andrew Ryan - and from a very special dog named Boyd - Tempe uncovers a shocking, multilayered tale of deceit and depravity.

Don't miss any of Tempe Brennan's investigations.
©2001 Temperance Brennan, L.P., All Rights Reserved (P)2001 Simon & Schuster Inc.

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Highly Recommend

I have not seen the series "Bones" but I just may have to turn on the TV and take a peek at this new series based on the life of this author after listening to this book. I love it! 2 mysterys in one that really held my interest. I looked forward to the time I could spend with my iPod and headphones tuned into this book, which is generally my gauge for how good a book is. From start to finish...never a dull moment. It's not very often that I would choose an abridged version of a book, but without a choice I guess I don't know what I missed. Flowed well and held my interest for every moment.

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EXCELLENT listen an EXCELLENT listen

opens well and doesn't slow down. the ending is a bit of a reach, but it all melds together.
narration is good.
I would definitely recommend this audio

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Another great bones novel!

I really like that this book was surrounding a plane crash (not a spoiler that is on the first page) because it would be somewhat boring reading these books in order if Reichs left her in the lab and didn't change it up now and then. One of the things I like about Reichs writing is that TB isn't being stalked by a crazed killer over and over in the books. While she does seem to put herself in danger it's not the same scenario over and over.

Without giving too much away about the story it is interesting how TB is involved and not involved at the same time. This one deepens the character by showing her tenacity in her work and also a little bit softer, more personal side to her in her personal life. This series is one of my favorites and I can't wait to start the next one.

I only wish they would do more of the Bones books in the unabridged audio format. This one doesn't seem to be missing anything but I didn't read it in the other format to know for sure. Usually I don't even purchase unabridged books but the other reviews suggested this one was done well.

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Read right after

My book club had just finished "Stiff" when I read this book. I enjoyed the mystery and the learning as I went along. This book is like the Sue Grafton series meets C.S.I. A fun read.

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