She works with the dead but she works for the living.
"Down time" is not a phrase in Tempe Brennan's vocabulary. A string of disturbing cases has put her vacation plans on hold; instead, she heads to the lab to analyze charred remains from a suspicious fire, and a mysterious black residue from a small plane crash. But most troubling of all are the bones....Tempe's daughter's new boyfriend invites them to a picnic -- a pig pickin' -- in the North Carolina countryside, where a cache of bones turns up. But are they animal or human? X-rays and DNA may link the crimes, but they can't reveal who is closing in on Tempe and her daughter -- and how far they will go to keep her from uncovering the truth.
"It's one of the hottest summers on record and forensic anthropologist Dr Temperance Brennan is looking forward to a long-overdue vacation. But it's not to be...First, the bones of a newborn baby are found in a wood stover; the mother, hardly more than a child herself, has disappeared. Next, a Cessna flies into a rock face. The bodies of the pilot and passenger are burned beyond recognition, and covered in an unknown substance. And then a cache of bones is found in a remote corner of the county. But what happened there, and who will be the next victim? The answers lie hidden depp within the bones - if only Tempe can decipher them in time... "
This is the sixth novel in Temperance Brennan's series.
Here is another intriguing and entangled story of Dr. Brennan and her friends. This was hard to figure out, a lot of things and people involved and not enough clues, so it was quite a page turner and held a series of surprises. Sometimes Tempe seems not up to her reputation of clever woman and gets caught up in predictably dangerous situations. Apart from that, the story was quite good....Continua