George C M
May 10, 2012
If you look for my reviews of other Kathy Reichs books, you will find that I praise them highly. There is a reason: they are reaaly good stories told in an entertaining manner. I only wish I could find all of her novels in one place instead of having to roam the web and the brick and mortar stores.
Jan 30, 2010
In the 11th book featuring forensic anthropologist Temperence Brennan, a plumber is renovting a home and discovers a hidden room with signs of what might be devil worship. There is a skill at the center of an altar.
Brennan is called in and after analysis, learns that the skull is from a young girl. Her inquiry turns to finding out who the girl was and where she came from. She wants to discover if the skull is from a murder victim.
While working on the case, Brennan consults with Detective Ershine "Skinny" Slidell, a detective in the mode of Sam Spade, with few words and hard as nails.
As the investigators work on the current case, they learn of a headless body of a young boy is found by the side of a river. The body is marked by satanic symbols.
The author takes her readers on an adventure into the land of devil worship, Voodoo medicine, Wiccans and other superstitions as she searches for answers. It provides an interesting and unique story. There is plenty of action and the story moves with visual scenes as if the reader might be viewing an episode of "Bones," the TV show which is based on the same character.
We also learn more of Brennan as a character. The story relates some of her frustrations and lonliness. It adds to the reader's enjoyment to observe the character development and see her romantic interest.
1 Silent Rating