Format: Audio Book (CD)
Dimensions: 6.3 × 5.51 × 0.79 in
Published: July 1, 2003
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0743529812
ISBN - 13: 9780743529815
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Chapter One As I was packaging what remained of the dead baby, the man I would kill was burning pavement north toward Charlotte. I didn''t know that at the time. I''d never heard the man''s name, knew nothing of the grisly game in which he was a player. At that moment I was focused on what I would say to Gideon Banks. How would I break the news that his grandchild was dead, his youngest daughter on the run? My brain cells had been bickering all morning. You''re a forensic anthropologist, the logic guys would say. Visiting the family is not your responsibility. The medical examiner will report your findings. The homicide detective will deliver the news. A phone call. All valid points, the conscience guys would counter. But this case is different. You know Gideon Banks. I felt a deep sadness as I tucked the tiny bundle of bones into its container, fastened the lid, and wrote a file number across the plastic. So little to examine. Such a short life. As I secured the tub in an evidence locker, the memory cells floated an image of Gideon Banks. Wrinkled brown face, fuzzy gray hair, voice like ripping duct tape. Expand the image. A small man in a plaid flannel shirt arcing a string mop across a tile floor. The memory cells had been offering the same image all morning. Though I''d tried to conjure up others, this one kept reappearing. Gideon Banks and I had worked together at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for almost two decades until his retirement three years back.
From the Publisher
From number one internationally bestselling author Kathy
Reichs comes a masterful new novel of cutting-edge forensics and
It''s a summer of sizzling heat in Charlotte where Dr. Temperance
Brennan, forensic anthropologist for the North Carolina medical
examiner, looks forward to her first vacation in years. A romantic
vacation. She''s almost out the door when the bones start
A newborn''s charred remains turn up in a woodstove. The mother,
Tamela Banks, hardly more than a child herself, has disappeared.
Did she kill her infant, or is an innocent teenager also about to
become a victim?
A small plane crashes in a North Carolina cornfield on a sunny
afternoon. Both pilot and passenger are burned beyond recognition.
Was it pilot error? Something more sinister? And what is the
mysterious black substance covering the bodies?
Most puzzling of all are the bones discovered at a remote farm
outside Charlotte. What has Tempe''s dog, Boyd, unearthed? The
remains seem to be of animal origin, but Tempe is shocked when she
gets them to her lab.
With help from a special detective friend, Tempe must investigate
a poignant and terrifying case that comes at the worst possible
moment. Daughter Katy has a new boyfriend who Tempe fears may have
something to hide. And important personal decisions face Tempe. Is
it time for emotional commitment? Will she have the chance to find
Everything must wait on the bones. What story do they tell? Why
are the X rays and DNA so perplexing? Who is trying to keep Tempe
from the answers? Someone is following her. Someone is following
Katy. That someone must be stopped before it''s too late.
With the riveting authenticity that only world-class forensic
anthropologist Kathy Reichs can bring to her fiction, Bare
Bones asks important questions and thrills us to its pulsating
end. Fresh from the success of Grave Secrets, Reichs
proves once again that she is the consummate crime-writing star.
About the Author
Kathy Reichs, like her fictional creation,
Temperance Brennan, is forensic anthropologist for the Office of
the Chief Medical Examiner, State of North Carolina, and for the
Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale for the
province of Quebec. A professor of anthropology at the University
of North Carolina at Charlotte, Dr. Reichs received her Ph.D. at
Northwestern. She now divides her time between Charlotte and
Montreal. Bare Bones is her sixth Temperance Brennan novel.
Déjà Dead brought her fame when it became a New York
Times bestseller and won the 1997 Ellis Award for Best First
Novel. Her website is www.kathyreichs.com.
Sunday Tribune (U.K.) Scalpel-sharp....Suspense-filled.