Date: July 2003
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Beverly J. Rowe
Notes: Explicit forensic pathology details
Temperance Brennan series, No. 6
Brennan is back in another exciting adventure complete with the
accurate and graphic forensic details that are Kathy Reichs' trademark.
It's not for the squeamish, but I was hooked from the beginning
phrase: "As I was packaging what remained of the dead baby,
the man I would kill was burning pavement north toward Charlotte."
is a sassy forensic anthropologist for the North Carolina medical
examiner and the Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Medecine
Legale for the province of Quebec. Expert in the assessment of bones,
especially human ones, she helps to determine the identity of the
deceased, and how they died. This story also has elements of the
slaughter-for-profit of endangered animal species.
is all set to go on a well-deserved romantic vacation with Andrew
Ryan, the hunk from Quebec, when body parts start showing up, and
Tempe is called upon to assist in the investigation. As more remains
turn up, both human and animal, and Tempe gets closer to the truth,
she finds that she is the intended victim of a stalker who e-mails
very recent photos of Tempe and her daughter, and threatens their
can always count on Kathy Reichs for a mesmerizing story that will
keep you up all night. The many characters are vivid and compelling.
The plot has twists and turns that will keep you guessing. If you
aren't already a fan of this exciting author, you will be after
reading Bare Bones.