In her most riveting thriller yet, Reichs—bestselling author, forensic anthropologist, and producer of the television hit "Bones," based on her Temperance Brennan books—pits Brennan against an enigma out of her own past.
From bestselling author, forensic anthropologist, and producer of the Fox television hit "Bones" comes Kathy Reichs's most compelling mystery yet, pitting Temperance Brennan against an enigma out of her own past.
Temperance Brennan, like her creator Kathy Reichs, is a brilliant, sexy forensic anthropologist called on tosolve the toughest cases. But for Tempe, the discovery of a young girl's skeleton in Acadia, Canada, is more than just another assignment. vangline, Tempe's childhood best friend, was also from Acadia. Named for the character in the Longfellow poem, vangline wasthe most exotic person in Tempe'seight-year-old world. When vangline disappeared, Tempe was warned not to search for her, that the girl was "dangerous."
Thirty years later, flooded with memories, Tempe cannot help wondering if this skeleton could be the friend she lost so many years ago. And what is the meaning of the strange skeletal lesions found on the bones of the young girl?
Meanwhile, Tempe's beau, Ryan, investigates a series of cold cases. Three girls dead. Four missing. Could the New Brunswick skeleton be part of the pattern? As Tempe draws on the latest advances in forensic anthropology to penetrate the past, Ryan hunts down a serial predator.
"Bones to Ashes" is a gripping, sophisticated thriller starring the protagonist who is "the lab lady most likely to dethrone Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta" ("USAToday").
Kathy Reichs, like her character Temperance Brennan, is a forensic anthropologist, formerly for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in North Carolina and currently for the Laboratoire de sciences judiciaires et de m?decine l?gale for the province of Quebec. A professor in the department of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, she is one of only seventy-nine forensic anthropologists ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, is past Vice President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and serves on the National Police Services Advisory
"You'll want to keep turning the pages long after lights out to find out what happens next . Reichs' real-life expertise gives her novels an authenticity that most other crime novelists would kill for " Daily Express "With Kathy Reichs the reader knows they're in the hands of an expert" Sunday Express "Reichs' seamless blending of fascinating science and dead-on psychological portrayals, not to mention a whirlwind of a plot, make [her novels] a must read" Jeffery Deaver "Reading Reichs is always an education one way or another. There is plenty of action... but it is the detail that actually makes it gripping" Evening Standard "Brennan is a winner, and so is Reichs" Daily News
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