From the Publisher
#1 New York Times
bestselling author and producer of the FOX television hit
returns with a riveting new novel
set in Charlotte, North Carolina, featuring America's favorite
forensic anthropologist, Dr. Temperance Brennan.
Just as 200,000 fans are pouring into town for Race Week, a body
is found in a barrel of asphalt next to the Charlotte Motor
Speedway. The next day, a NASCAR crew member comes to Temperance
Brennan's office at the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner to
share a devastating story. Twelve years earlier, Wayne Gamble's
sister, Cindi, then a high school senior and aspiring racer,
disappeared along with her boyfriend, Cale Lovette. Lovette kept
company with a group of right-wing extremists known as the Patriot
Posse. Could the body be Cindi's? Or Cale's?
At the time of their disappearance, the FBI joined the
investigation, only to terminate it weeks later. Was there a
cover-up? As Tempe juggles multiple theories, the discovery of a
strange, deadly substance in the barrel alongside the body throws
everything into question. Then an employee of the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention goes missing during Race Week. Tempe
can't overlook the coincidence. Was this man using his lab
chemicals for murder? Or is the explanation even more sinister?
What other secrets lurk behind the festive veneer of Race Week?
A turbocharged story of secrets and murder unfolds in this, the
fourteenth thrilling novel in Reichs's "cleverly plotted and
expertly maintained series" (The New York Times Book
Review). With the smash hit Bones about to enter its
seventh season and in full syndication-and her most recent novel,
Spider Bones, an instant New York Times
bestseller-Kathy Reichs is at the top of her game.
About the Author
Kathleen Joan "Kathy" Reichs was born in 1950 and is a native of Chicago. In 1971 she graduated from American University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology, and in 1972 she earned a Master of Arts in physical anthropology from Northwestern University. Reichs received her Ph.D. in physical anthropology from Northwestern University in 1975. She works as a forensic anthropologist for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, State of North Carolina and for the Laboratoire des Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale in Quebec and has taught at Northern Illinois University, University of Pittsburgh, Concordia University, McGill University, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her work as a forensic anthropologist is internationally recognized, as she has traveled to Rwanda to testify at the UN Tribunal on Genocide, helped in an exhumation in the area of the highlands of southwest Guatemala, done forensic work at Ground Zero in New York, and so forth. In addition to having published academic papers and books, Reichs has written many works of crime fiction. Déjà Dead won the 1997 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel. She is a producer on the Fox television series Bones, which is loosely based on her own life and writing.
About the Book
#1 "New York Times" bestseller Kathy Reichs is back with her fourteenth novel featuring America's favorite forensic anthropologist, Tempe Brennan.