by Kathy Reichs
‘Temperance Brennan’ series Book #8
The key to a modern murder lies in the sands of history.
Examing a badly decomposed corpse is de rigueur for forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan. But puzzling damage on the body of a shooting victim, an Orthodox Jewish man, suggests this is no ordinary Montreal murder. When a stranger slips Tempe a photograph of a skeleton unearthed a tan archeological site, Tempe uncovers chilling ties between the dead man and secrets long buried in the dust of Israel. Traveling there with Detective Andrew Ryan, Tempe plunges into an international mystery as old as Jesus, and centered on the controversial discover of Christ’s tomb. Has a mastermind lured her into an elaborate hoax? If not, Tempe may be on the brink of rewriting two thousand years of history – if she can survive the foes dead set on burying her.
Review: Finished August 16th, 2006. Oh, now this was a good book! I mean, really good! The story starts in Montreal and ends in Israel. Different, but excellent! The suspense kept me flipping pages well after I should have been in bed sleeping, the mystery in the story keeps you guessing and at one point, I thought the same thing Tempe did. LOL, glad we were both wrong! The climax is perfect, Reichs’s descriptions make you feel like you’re there, experiencing the same sights and feelings, plus, her (Tempe’s) relationship with Ryan heats up, and I like it! If you haven’t started the series, get cracking! You will not be disapp0inted! My mistake was reading the excerpt for Break No Bones… dammit, now I really want that book!
Quote: (let’s see if I can remember this correctly. Darn it, I should have wrote it down!) Brennan: “I know I’m a pain in the ass.” Ryan: “Yeah. But you’re my pain in the ass.” (This one made me sigh with a smile.)