Bones of the Lost

Bones of the Lost

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Baker & Taylor
"The latest from Kathy Reichs finds Tempe Brennan investigating the connections between a long-dead business man, the smuggling of mummified dogs from Peru, and the death of a teenage girl killed in a hit and run. When she discovers a human trafficking enterprise at the center of it all, the scope of the case extends from South America to Afghanistan. And Tempe's soon-to-be ex might have connections that run to the very heart of the trafficking ring"--

& Taylor

While examining a bundle of Peruvian dog mummies confiscated by U.S. Customs, forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan finds herself in the center of a human trafficking conspiracy when she investigates the murder of a teenage girl.
While examining a bundle of Peruvian dog mummies confiscated by U.S. Customs and dealing with personal turmoil, forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan finds herself in the center of a human trafficking conspiracy when she investigates the murder of a teenage girl.

Simon and Schuster
#1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs returns with her sixteenth riveting novel featuring forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan, whose examination of a young girl killed in a hit and run in North Carolina triggers an investigation into international human trafficking.

#1 New York Times bestselling author and producer of the Fox hit series Bones, Kathy Reichs returns with an unforgettable new novel featuring forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan, whose examination of a mysterious hit-and-run victim triggers an investigation into human trafficking.

When Charlotte police discover the body of a teenage girl along a desolate stretch of two-lane highway, Temperance Brennan fears the worst. The girl’s body shows signs of foul play. Inside her purse, police find an airline club card bearing the name of prominent local businessman John-Henry Story, who died in a horrific fire months earlier. How did Story and the girl know each other? Was she an illegal immigrant turning tricks? Was she murdered? Was he?

Tempe must also examine a bundle of Peruvian dog mummies confiscated by U.S. Customs. A Desert Storm veteran named Dominick Rockett stands accused of smuggling the objects into the country. Could there be some connection between the trafficking of antiquities and the trafficking of humans?

As the complications pile on, Tempe must also grapple with personal turmoil. Her daughter, Katy, grieving the death of her boyfriend in Afghanistan, impulsively enlists in the army. Meanwhile, Katy’s father, Pete, is growing frustrated by Tempe’s reluctance to finalize their divorce. As pressure mounts from all corners, Tempe soon finds herself at the center of a conspiracy that extends all the way from South America to Afghanistan and right to the center of Charlotte.

A tour de force of imagination, Bones of the Lost is a roller coaster of plot twists, punctuated by Tempe’s fierce wit and forensic know-how. “A genius at building suspense” (New York Daily News), Kathy Reichs is at her brilliant best in this sixteenth installment of the Temperance Brennan series. With the Fox series Bones in its ninth season, Kathy Reichs has reached new heights in suspenseful storytelling.

Publisher: New York : Scribner, c2013
ISBN: 9781439102459
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY REI
Characteristics: viii, 324 p. ;,25 cm.


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Jan 25, 2016

A good read that moved along with a lot of fast paced action. Deciphering or reading the explanation of the acronyms slowed it a little.

Oct 15, 2015

The usual good fare from Reichs involving Temperance. A good read.

Jul 25, 2014

When I started reading this, I didn't think I would enjoy it but it turned out to be pretty good. Fast paced, interesting characters. Brought in the subject of human trafficking that is a real problem world-wide.

Apr 15, 2014

Wasn't a huge fan of this book. The plot was meh and I too found that there was A LOT of military terms that I didn't really care to read or learn about.

Mar 23, 2014

I found this book poor in comparison to her earlier novels. I felt she was trying to make a plot from too many amazing coincidences, using police & military jargon in a less than convincing way, lecturing on forensic points rather than working them naturally into the story, and lastly the love triangle parts about Ryan and Pete felt like awkward last minute add-ons & did not add to the story.

Feb 20, 2014

Find forensic science fascinating!

Jan 15, 2014

An average read at best. Far too much military jargon. This series is getting stale and the "love triangle" is getting very boring.

samdog123 Jan 05, 2014

Another excellent title in the Temperance Brennan series. I never get tired of reading this series--Kathy Reichs always researches her subject matter so well and chooses contemporary themes. This storyline deals with human trafficking and certainly educated me on this issue.

Dec 31, 2013

Kathy Reichs's latest novel about Temperance Brennan is a good one. I thought there was less "lecturing" than usual which was great. Her last couple of novels are more action-packed. There's still science but not so much and not so dry. Maybe she has accepted that her loyal readers have learned a bit about what she does. This one has some interesting stuff about the US military in Afghanistan and nicely pulls together all the cases Tempe is juggling.

Dec 30, 2013

I found Bones of the Lost a terrific read and it throws a light on human trafficking, especially young women. Reichs is not the best writer in the world and sometimes the cliff-hangers at the end of a chapter are almost cartoonish, but she writes with passion, she knows her stuff, and it moves along very quickly. Most of all, I learn something new with every book.

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Jul 08, 2014

Bad people doing bad things to other people. Hopefully to other bad people.

Jul 08, 2014

Mess with the Corps and you'll rest in peace.

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