Temperance Brennan, like her creator Kathy Reichs, is a brilliant,
sexy forensic anthropologist called on to solve the toughest cases.
But for Tempe, the discovery of a young girl''s skeleton in Acadia,
Canada, is more than just another assignment. Évangéline, Tempe''s
childhood best friend, was also from Acadia. Named for the
character in the Longfellow poem, Évangéline was the most exotic
person in Tempe''s eight-year-old world. When Évangéline
disappeared, Tempe was warned not to search for her, that the girl
Thirty years later, flooded with memories, Tempe cannot help
wondering if this skeleton could be the friend she lost so many
years ago. And what is the meaning of the strange skeletal lesions
found on the bones of the young girl?
Meanwhile, Tempe''s beau, Ryan, investigates a series of cold
cases. Three girls dead. Four missing. Could the New Brunswick
skeleton be part of the pattern? As Tempe draws on the latest
advances in forensic anthropology to penetrate the past, Ryan hunts
down a serial predator.