Deadly Decisions by Kathy Reichs (‘Temperance Brennan’ series Book #3)

Simon & Schuster

Format: Mass Market Paperbound - Published: June 26, 2001 - 368 Pages - ISBN: 0671028367 - Published By: Simon & Schuster


Deadly Decisions

by Kathy Reichs

‘Temperance Brennan’ series Book #3

Nine-year-old Emily Anne Toussaint is shot dead on a Montreal street. A North Carolina teenager disappears from her home and parts of what may be her skeleton are found hundreds of miles away. For Dr. Temperance Brennan, a forensic anthropologist in both Montreal and North Carolina, the deaths kindle deep emotions that propel her on a harrowing journey into the world of outlaw motorcycle gangs. As a scientist, Tempe should remain dispassionate. As a caring individual, she years to take the killers off the streets. Emily Anne was cut down in a biker crossfire. The North Carolina victim, Savannah Osprey, was last seen hitching a ride with a transient biker. Tempe’s nephew, Kit, is intrigued by motorcycles. Does he understand the difference between legitimate riders and gangs, or is he too mesmerized to comprehend that outlaw bikers are big trouble? With her boss Pierre LaManche in the hospital, and her friend Andrew Ryan disturbingly unavailable, Tempe begins a perilous investigation into a culture where evil often wears a mask. From bloot-splatte patters and ground-penetrating radar to bone-sample analysis, Deadly Decisions triumphantly combines the authenticity of a world-class forensic professional with the narrative power of a brilliant new crime-writing star. This richly nuanced thriller is sure to catapult a uniquely gifted author to even greater heights.

Review: Finished August 5th, 2006. So far, this is my fave Tempe book. Not only did I learn alot about biker gangs, but I was almost proud of myself for knowing things that Reichs either doesn’t know or didn’t put in print. Yes, they are as dangerous as we are made to believe, but not all of them are. And when it’s said that they’d turn over their mothers and grandmothers, that’s not entirely true about all of them.

What I truly love is how all the little things, plots and all, come together and how Tempe is relentless in finding out what’s going on. The climax left me holding my breath and sitting at the edge of my seat. The characters seem as real as life, and I’m glad that at the end, Claudel seemed not to be as big an S.O.B. as before. I got truly pissed at Ryan until Tempe figured out his secret message (lol, got a kick out of that one!) I can only describe the Tempe Brennan series as truly brilliant! Reichs knows how to write a novel that keeps you turning page after page well after the midnight hour. I can’t get enough



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