Dimensions: 304 pages, 3.64 × 2.41 × 0.47 in
Published: August 28, 2012
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1439102430
ISBN - 13: 9781439102435
About the Book
Reichs, #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author and producer of the Fox hit series "Bones" delivers a riveting novel featuring a forensic anthropologist and a story of infanticide, murder, and corruption set in the high-danger world of diamond mining.
Read from the Book
Bones are Forever THE BABY’S EYES STARTLED ME. SO ROUND AND WHITE AND pulsing with movement. Like the tiny mouth and nasal openings. Ignoring the maggot masses, I inserted gloved fingers beneath the small torso and gently lifted one shoulder. The baby rose, chin and limbs tucked tight to its chest. Flies scattered in a whine of protest. My mind took in details. Delicate eyebrows, almost invisible on a face barely recognizable as human. Bloated belly. Translucent skin peeling from perfect little fingers. Green-brown liquid pooled below the head and buttocks. The baby was inside a bathroom vanity, wedged between the vanity’s back wall and a rusty drainpipe looping down from above. It lay in a fetal curl, head twisted, chin jutting skyward. It was a girl. Shiny green missiles ricocheted from her body and everything around it. For a moment I could only stare. The wiggly-white eyes stared back, as though puzzled by their owner’s hopeless predicament. My thoughts roamed to the baby’s last moments. Had she died in the darkness of the womb, victim of some heartless double-helix twist? Struggling for life, pressed to her mother’s sobbing chest? Or cold and alone, deliberately abandoned and unable to make herself heard? How long does it take for a newborn to give up life? A torrent of images rushed my brain. Gasping mouth. Flailing limbs. Trembling hands. Anger and sorrow knotted my gut. Focus, Brennan! Easing the miniature corpse back into place, I drew a
From the Publisher
Kathy Reichs, #1 New York Times bestselling author and
producer of the FOX televison hit Bones, is at her
brilliant best in a riveting novel featuring forensic
anthropologist Tempe Brennan-a story of infanticide, murder, and
corruption, set in the high-stakes, high-danger world of diamond
A woman calling herself Amy Roberts checks into a Montreal hospital
complaining of uncontrolled bleeding. Doctors see evidence of a
recent birth, but before they can act, Roberts disappears.
Dispatched to the address she gave at the hospital, police discover
bloody towels outside in a Dumpster. Fearing the worst, they call
Temperance Brennan to investigate.
In a run-down apartment Tempe makes a ghastly discovery: the
decomposing bodies of three infants. According to the landlord, a
woman named Alma Rogers lives there. Then a man shows up looking
for Alva Rodriguez. Are Amy Roberts, Alma Rogers, and Alva
Rodriguez the same person? Did she kill her own babies? And where
is she now?
Heading up the investigation is Tempe's old flame, homicide
detective Andrew Ryan. His counterpart from the Royal Canadian
Mounted Police is sergeant Ollie Hasty, who happens to have a
little history with Tempe himself, which she regrets. This unlikely
trio follows the woman's trail, first to Edmonton and then to
Yellowknife, a remote diamond-mining city deep in the Northwest
Territories. What they find in Yellowknife is more sinister than
they ever could have imagined.
Crackling with sexual tension, whip-smart dialogue, and the
startling plot twists Reichs delivers so well, Bones Are
Forever is the fifteenth thrilling novel in Reichs's "cleverly
plotted and expertly maintained series" (The New York Times
Book Review). With the FOX series Bones in its eighth
season and her popularity at its broadest ever, Kathy Reichs has
reached new heights in suspenseful storytelling.
About the Author
Kathy Reichs, like her character Temperance
Brennan, is a forensic anthropologist, formerly for the Office of
the Chief Medical Examiner in North Carolina and currently for the
Laboratoire de sciences judiciaires et de médecine légale for the
province of Quebec. Reichs's first book, Déja Dead,
catapulted her to fame when it became a New York Times
bestseller and won the 1997 Ellis Award for Best First Novel.
"Reichs always delivers a pulse-pounding story."