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Bones to Ashes

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Under the microscope, the outer bone surface is a moonscape of craters 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 Jean Bradette is being evasive, insisting the bones are ancient and of no interest. But it doesn t quite add up, and a frustrated Tempe is convinced that Bradette is hiding something It s not Tempe s case; she s overwhelmed with more urgent work in the lab But the nagging in her subconscious won t let up. A memory triggered, deep in her hindbrain the disappearance of a childhood friend; no warning, no explanation Detective Andrew Ryan is working a series of parallel cases, and requires Tempe s forensic expertise. Three missing persons, three unidentified bodies all female, all early- to mid-teens... Could there be a serial killer at work? Was Bradette s skeleton another in this tragic line of young victims? Or is Tempe over-reacting, making connections where none exist? Can she and Ryan put their personal tensions aside, and stop the killer before another young girl falls prey?
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Kathy Reichs is forensic anthropologist for the Offices of the Chief Medical Examiner, State of North Carolina, and for the Laboratorie de Sciences Judiciaires et de Medecine Legale for the province of Quebec. A professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, she divides her time between Charlotte and Montreal and is a frequent expert witness in criminal trials.


In bestseller Reichs's entertaining 10th Temperance Brennan forensic thriller (after Break No Bones), Brennan, her relationship with Det. Andrew Ryan on the rocks, welcomes the distraction of an unidentified New Brunswick skeleton from Quebec's cold case unit. But when the bones are determined to be that of an adolescent girl, Brennan is convinced they belong to her childhood friend, Evangeline Landry, who disappeared at age 15. Now Brennan must come to terms with Evangeline's possible death, while trying to ignore her feelings for Ryan as they investigate a series of teenage abduction murders that could be tied to the mysterious bones. With her usual blend of cutting-edge forensic science, nail-biting suspense and characters that pop off the page, Reichs, who's vice president of the American Academy of Forensic Scientists and the producer of Fox's Bones, has produced another winner in one of the genre's most satisfying series. (Aug.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

Tempe Brennan is really shaken when the skeleton of a girl is uncovered in Acacia, Canada. Childhood friend Evangeline was from Acacia, and when she vanished, Tempe was encouraged to forget her as a bad influence. With a five-city tour. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

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