The gripping new Temperance Brennan novel from the world-class forensic anthropologist and Number 1 bestselling author Kathy Reichs. Tempe is faced with the horrifying possibility that the killer who got away in Monday Mourning is back...
For a decade, Temperance Brennan has been haunted by the one who got away.
The killer of young women. The monster.
And the one who has now come back.
Feeding on fear, grief and rage.
Killing again. Killing girls.
Coming for Tempe.
The gripping new Temperance Brennan novel from the world-class forensic anthropologist and Number 1 bestselling author Kathy Reichs The body of a teenage girl is discovered along a desolate highway on the outskirts of Charlotte. Inside her purse is the ID card of a local businessman who died in a fire months earlier.
Who was the girl? And was she murdered?
Dr Temperance Brennan, Forensic Anthropologist, must find the answers. She soon learns that a Gulf War veteran stands accused of smuggling artefacts into the country. Could there be a connection between the two cases?
Convinced that the girl's death was no accident, Tempe soon finds herself at the centre of a conspiracy that extends from South America to Afghanistan. But to find justice for the dead, she must be more courageous - and take more extreme action - than ever before.
As forensic scientist Temperance Brennan works on the dismembered remains of a murder victim, she begins to suspect--despite the skepticism of local police--that there is a link between this homicide and the torture-killing of a teenager several years earlier
A plane crashes high in the mountains of North Carolina. But a severed foot is discovered a good distance from the crash site...
Forensic anthropologist Dr Temperence Brennan is first on the scene. The task that confronts her is a sad and sickening one, and her investigation seems to be throwing up more questions than answers.
But when Tempe makes a discovery that raises dangerous questions, her professional standing is threatened. Convinced that another corpse lies in the woods, Tempe pits herself against a conspiracy of silence, and uncovers a shocking tale of deceit and depravity...
When Tempe is called to the scene of an autoerotic death, she has little idea of the tangled chain of events that will follow. Because the man whose body she is examining apparently died in a helicopter crash in Vietnam 40 years before. So who is buried in the soldier's grave?
A collection of chilling tales featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan - including the untold story of her first case. The No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs is renowned for suspense and fascinating forensic detail. Now she brings that same artistry to her first volume of collected short stories. In First Bones, a prequel to Reichs''s very first novel, Deja Dead , she at last reveals how Tempe became a forensic anthropologist. In this never-before-published story, Tempe recalls the case that lured her from a promising career in academia into the grim but addictive world of criminal investigation. Three more stories take Tempe from the low country of the Florida Everglades, where she makes a grisly discovery in the stomach of an eighteen-foot Burmese python, to the heights of Mount Everest, where a frozen corpse is unearthed. No matter where she goes, Tempe''s cases make for the most gripping reading. .
Features heart - stopping forensic action with a lethal twist. The Virals' home on Loggerhead Island is under threat, and only one thing can save it: a lot of money. A 300 years-old legend Rumour has it, that notorious pirate Anne Bonny hid her treasure somewhere in Charleston in 1720. Will the Virals special powers be enough to save them?
Tory Brennan - great niece of Dr Temperance Brennan - and the Virals return for their most terrifying adventure yet.
Morris Island has barely had a chance to return to normality after the high profile trial of the Gamemaster, when two local students seem to vanish into thin air.
Tory Brennan and the Virals pack move quickly in their attempts to discover what has happened to their twin classmates. But the pack's canine powers are growing wilder, and it is becoming ever harder to conceal the secret which protects them.
When Tory and her friends find evidence of blood in the students' basement, they realise that the disappearance is no game.
But in order to save the twins, the Virals must risk the exposure of their powers, and in doing so put even their own lives in terrible danger.
Les viraux sont mis à l'épreuve ultime quand ils trouvent un trésor contenant une boîte de puzzle fleuri. Décode l'intérieur de chiffrement Shelton, seulement pour découvrir plus d'indices laissés par alléchants "Le meneur de jeu». Une seconde plus grande chasse au trésor est à portée de main - si les Virals sont à relever le défi.
Mais la chasse prend une tournure sombre quand localise la boîte conservateurs autre - une fausse bombe, ainsi qu'une proposition de sinistre Le meneur de jeu. Maintenant, le vrai jeu a commencé: une autre bombe est là - un vrai - et le temps est compté.
Fourteen-year-old Tory Brennan is as fascinated by bones and dead bodies as her famous aunt, acclaimed forensic anthropologist, Tempe Brennan. She and her ragbag group of technophile friends stumble across a shallow grave containing the remains of a girl who has been missing for over thirty years.
In the grounds of an abandoned convent, forensic anthropologist Dr Temperance Brennan digs carefully. She is there to exhume the remains of Sister Elisabeth Nicolet. But the body has been moved to an unmarked grave. Why have the remains been disturbed?
But Tempe has her doubts. Something doesn't make sense. She'll look at the bones in her lab and do Carbon 14 testing to establish approximate age. And she can analyse the tooth enamel to tell approximately where the women were born. If she's right, Claudel has three recent murders on his hands. Definitely his case.
First there's the newborn skeleton found in a wood stove. Then a pilot and passenger are found burnt, covered in a strange black substance. Most puzzling is a cache of bones, some animal, some human. All the pieces seem to lead back to an isolated farm. Can Dr Brennan decipher the clues in time?
'Death by self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head' is the on-scene assessment, but the victim's relatives are adamant in their rejection of suicide as an explanation. Discovered in a closet, a week after death, the body is barely recognisable. Extreme heat has accelerated decomposition, and Dr Temperance Brennan's forensic expertise is required.
It's the second-to-last day of archaeological field school. Dr Temperance Brennan's students are working on a site of prehistoric graves on Dewees, when a decomposing body is uncovered in a shallow grave off a lonely beach. Dental remains and skeletal gender and race indicators suggest that the deceased is a middle-aged white male, but who was he?
'You have an enemy, Dr Brennan. It is in your interest to learn who placed that call.' A routine case turns sinister when Dr Temperance Brennan is accused of mishandling the autopsy of a missing heiress. Someone has made an incriminating accusation that she missed or concealed crucial evidence. Before Tempe can get to the one man with information, he turns up dead.
The heiress isn't the only elderly female to have appeared on Tempe's gurney recently. Back in Montreal, three more women have died, their bodies brutally discarded. Tempe is convinced there's a link between their deaths and that of the heiress. But what - or who - connects them?
Tempe struggles with the clues, but nothing adds up. Has she made grave errors or is some unknown foe sabotaging her? It soon becomes frighteningly clear. It's not simply Tempe's career at risk. Her life is at stake too.
Investigating a massacre that took place in Guatemala in 1982, forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan discovers it is linked to the current disappearance of four girls from Guatemala City, including the daughter of a high-up government official, and the brutal murder of a young archaeologist.
An underground chamber is exposed in a seedy, dilapidated house with sagging trim and peeling paint...
In the dark cellar, a ritualistic display is revealed. A human skull rests on a cauldron, surrounded by slain chickens and bizarre figurines. Beads and antlers dangle overhead.
Called to the scene is forensic anthropologist Dr Temperance Brennan. Bony architecture suggests that the skull is that of a young, black female. But how did she die? And when? Then, just as Tempe is working to determine post-mortem interval, another body is discovered: a headless corpse carved with Satanic symbols.
As citizen vigilantes, blaming Devil-worshippers, begin a witch-hunt, intent on revenge, Tempe struggles to keep her emotions in check. But the truth she eventually uncovers proves more shocking than even she could have imagined...
The skeleton is that of a young girl, no more than fourteen years old - and forensic anthropologist Dr Temperance Brennan is struggling to keep her emotions in check. Coroner Yves Bradette is being evasive, insisting the bones are ancient and of no interest. But it doesn't quite add up, and Tempe is convinced that Bradette is hiding something.