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206 bones / Kathy Reichs.

By: Reichs, Kathy, 1950- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Reichs, Kathy, Temperance Brennan: book 12.Publisher: London : William Heinemann, 2009Description: x, 379 pages ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9780434014682; 9780099492382; 9780434014699 .Other title: Two hundred and six bones.Subject(s): Women -- Crimes against -- Fiction | Brennan, Temperance (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Sabotage -- Fiction | Women forensic anthropologists -- Fiction | Montreal (Quebec) -- Fiction | Chicago (Ill.) -- FictionDDC classification: 813/.54 Summary: You have an enemy, Dr Brennan. It is in your interest to learn who placed that call'. A routine case turns sinister when Dr Temperance Brennan is accused of mishandling the autopsy of a missing heiress. Someone has made an incriminating accusation that she missed or concealed crucial evidence. Before Tempe can get to the one man with information, he turns up dead. The heiress isn't the only elderly female to have appeared on Tempe's gurney recently. Back in Montreal, three more women have died, their bodies brutally discarded. Tempe is convinced there's a link between their deaths and that of the heiress. But what - or who - connects them? Tempe struggles with the clues, but nothing adds up. Has she made grave errors or is some unknown foe sabotaging her? It soon becomes frighteningly clear. It's not simply Tempe's career at risk. Her life is at stake too.
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When Dr Temperance Brennan is called to Chicago to answer questions on an old case involving the death of a lonely but wealthy woman, the last thing she expects is to have her professional assesment questioned by a lawyer who barely knows his X from X [arse from elbow].

You have an enemy, Dr Brennan. It is in your interest to learn who placed that call'. A routine case turns sinister when Dr Temperance Brennan is accused of mishandling the autopsy of a missing heiress. Someone has made an incriminating accusation that she missed or concealed crucial evidence. Before Tempe can get to the one man with information, he turns up dead. The heiress isn't the only elderly female to have appeared on Tempe's gurney recently. Back in Montreal, three more women have died, their bodies brutally discarded. Tempe is convinced there's a link between their deaths and that of the heiress. But what - or who - connects them? Tempe struggles with the clues, but nothing adds up. Has she made grave errors or is some unknown foe sabotaging her? It soon becomes frighteningly clear. It's not simply Tempe's career at risk. Her life is at stake too.

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Awaking bound in an underground tunnel, forensic anthropologist Temperance "Tempe" Brennan struggles to put together the events leading up to her abduction. She remembers accompanying her ex-husband, Montreal detective Andrew Ryan, to Chicago to check out a cold case-where she learned that someone has accused her of bungling her initial postmortem. Professional feathers ruffled, Tempe returns to Quebec to clear her name. Her fellow examiners are also on edge as a new pathologist displays an unerring ability to find errors in their work. Verdict This 12th forensic thriller in the series (after Devil Bones) will delight fans of medical mysteries by Patricia Cornwell and Tess Gerritsen. Reichs is a forensic anthropologist, and she's a heck of a lot of fun to read. Highly recommended. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 4/1/09.]-Karen Kleckner, Deerfield P.L., IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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09/10/2014

Lots of interesting detail in this story. The author explains so well in lay terms about the electronic and forensic science used in identifying bodies.

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