A riveting new Temperance Brennan forensic thriller from
The New York Times bestselling author Kathy
Temperance Brennan, forensic anthropologist for both North
Carolina and Quebec, has come to Montreal during the bleak days of
December to testify as an expert witness at a murder trial.
She should be going over her notes, but instead she''s digging
in the basement of a pizza parlor, investigating the skeletonized
remains of three young women. How did they get there? When did they
Homicide detective Luc Claudel believes the bones are historic.
Not his case, not his concern. The pizza parlor owner found
nineteenth-century buttons near the skeletons. Claudel takes them
as an indicator of the bones'' antiquity.
But something doesn''t make sense. Tempe examines the bones in
her lab and establishes approximate age with Carbon 14. Study of
tooth enamel tells her where the women were born. If she''s right,
Claudel has three recent murders on his hands. Definitely his
Detective Andrew Ryan, meanwhile, is acting mysteriously. What
are those private phone calls he takes, and why does he suddenly
disappear just when Tempe is beginning to hope he might be a
permanent part of her life?
As Tempe searches for answers, she finds herself drawn deep into
a web of evil into which women have disappeared, never to
return....Tempe may be next.
With its powerful mix of nail-biting suspense and cutting-edge
forensic science, Monday Mourning is the best yet from
this megastar author who, as New York Newsday says, is
"the real thing."