206 Bones

206 Bones

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Baker & Taylor
Forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan regains consciousness to discover herself bound and trapped in a small enclosed space before remembering an autopsy case that resulted in a murder and an attempt on her life.

Blackwell North Amer
There are 206 bones in the human body. Forensic anthropologists know them intimately, can read in them stories of brief or long lives, and use them to reconstruct every kind of violent end. The twelfth Temperance Brennan novel from Kathy Reichs, 206 Bones opens with Tempe regaining consciousness and discovering that she is in some kind of very small, very dark, very cold enclosed space. She is bound, hands to feet. Is she buried alive? In some kind of cell? Who wants Tempe dead, or at least out of the way, and why? Tempe begins slowly to reconstruct.
Tempe and Lieutenant Ryan had accompanied the recently discovered remains of a missing heiress from Montreal to the Chicago morgue. Suddenly, Tempe was accused of mishandling the autopsy - and the case. Someone made an incriminating phone call. Within hours, the one man with information about the call was dead. Back in Montreal, the corpse of a second elderly woman was found in the woods, and then a third.
Weaving between Tempe's present-tense terror and her memory of the cases of these murdered women, Reichs conveys the incredible devastation that would occur if a forensic colleague sabotaged work in the lab. The chemistry between Tempe and Ryan intensifies as this complex tale unfolds.

Baker
& Taylor

The scientist co-producer of the television show Bones presents a latest work featuring Tempe Brennan that finds the forensic anthropologist regaining consciousness only to discover herself bound and trapped in a small enclosed space before remembering an autopsy case that resulted in a murder and an attempt on her life. 400,000 first printing.

Simon and Schuster
The #1 New York Times bestselling author and producer of the Fox television hit, Bones, returns with a spectacular new Tempe Brennan novel.

There are 206 bones in the human body. Forensic anthropologists know them intimately, can read in them stories of brief or long lives and use them to reconstruct every kind of violent end. 206 Bones opens with Tempe regaining consciousness and discovering that she is in some kind of very small, very dark, very cold enclosed space. She is bound, hands to feet. Who wants Tempe dead, or at least out of the way, and why? Tempe begins slowly to reconstruct...

Tempe and Lieutenant Ryan had accompanied the recently discovered remains of a missing heiress from Montreal to the Chicago morgue. Suddenly, Tempe was accused of mishandling the autopsy -- and the case. Someone made an incriminating phone call. Within hours, the one man with information about the call was dead. Back in Montreal, the corpse of a second elderly woman was found in the woods, and then a third.

Seamlessly weaving between Tempe's present-tense terror as she's held captive and her memory of the cases of these murdered women, Reichs conveys the incredible devastation that would occur if a forensic colleague sabotaged work in the lab. The chemistry between Tempe and Ryan intensifies as this complex, riveting tale unfolds. Reichs is writing at the top of her game.

Unabridged Compact Disk Includes a Bonus MP3 CD of Kathy Reichs' Deja Dead

Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2009
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed
ISBN: 9780743294393
0743294394
Branch Call Number: Mystery Reichs
Characteristics: 320 p. ; 24 cm

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deb56
Jul 03, 2015

Another winner. This keeps you on the edge of your seat and you don't want to put it down

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lpreston214
Oct 30, 2013

Loved this book in the Temperance Brennan series. As usual Tempe is investigating several deaths and examining lots of bones. In this one, it's easy for us to see that someone new in the office in Montreal is not what she seems but Kathy Reichs has to back up Tempe's discovery of treachery with science as usual. Tempe's really smart but sometimes a bit too dense. Oh well, at least her relationship with Andrew Ryan is going better by the end of the book.

This book is over-written. The characters are confusing, I can't remember who is murdered and who is suspected. Diligent reading will bring its reward, but it should not be this hard to follow a plot.

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candot
Jun 14, 2012

This is book number 12 in the Temperance Brennan series. It's a real page turner. This is set in Montreal. Quebec.

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writer13
May 26, 2012

I found the premise of this book to be very intriguing and the format of the book - told through flashback until the mystery is solved - greatly enhanced the suspense. Kathy Reichs even managed to sneak a critique of her profession into the story to enhance the relevence of the tale, which was kind of neat. Having said all that though, again her trademark style of writing was at times jumbled and confused. Many times I had to reread sections to figure out who was speaking and the plethora of characters referenced left me wondering just who everyone was. Not her best in the series.

LMOH Oct 30, 2010

Really interesting! Lots of science, less about relationships as in her previous titles. A good book to listen to on audio!

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shieldsl
Aug 03, 2010

I did not enjoy this book. It felt like a lecture - very dry. I could not finish it.

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chanters
Mar 26, 2010

Ugh. Painful to read. Could not finish it. The writing feels scattered.

samdog123 Dec 31, 2009

Another terrific read by author Kathy Reichs. This one has main character, Temperance Brennan, fighting corruption in the Montreal forensic department where she works. Always a thought-provoking read. After all the books she's written, I still look forward to reading each and every one!

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