Sunday, September 1, 2013

Bones of the Lost-Kathy Reichs

Bones of the Lost

Kathy Reichs

Scribner, Aug 27 2013, $26.99

ISBN: 9781439102459

In Charlotte, the police believe a hit and run killed the female victim though wonder why the deceased carried the late John-Henry Story’s airline club card. Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan looks at the remains and believes the vehicular homicide was deliberate, not accidental. She pleads with homicide detective Erskine Skinny Slidell to investigate even if the girl was probably an illegal alien drug using hooker.

The Feds send her to Sheyn Bagh, Afghanistan to look into the deaths of two locals by a marine. Though she loathes leaving the vehicular homicide case unfinished knowing it will probably have to wait until her return, Tempe is excited as her daughter Katy is deployed there.

U.S. Customs accuses Dominick Rockett, a Desert Storm veteran, of smuggling contraband into the country. Tempe examines the Peruvian dog mummies wondering if the same group is trafficking in antiquities and humans.

The latest Bones forensic investigation (see Bones Are Forever) is an exciting thriller as the heroine works three cases that she increasingly believes are linked; while her personal life continues to unravel with Katy’s father Pete pressuring her to sign the divorce document. Fast-paced with each inquiry engaging the reader, fans will relish this entry as once again Kathy Reichs provides a fabulous forensic tale in which the author assumes her audience is intelligent.

Harriet Klausner

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