Dimensions: 320 pages, 3.64 × 2.41 × 0.43 in
Published: August 24, 2010
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1439197156
ISBN - 13: 9781439197158
From the Publisher
Kathy Reichs-#1 New York Times bestselling author
and producer of the FOX television hit Bones-returns with
the thirteenth riveting novel featuring forensic anthropologist Dr.
John Lowery was declared dead in 1968-the victim
of a Huey crash in Vietnam, his body buried long ago in North
Carolina. Four decades later, Temperance Brennan is called to the
scene of a drowning in Hemmingford, Quebec. The victim appears to
have died while in the midst of a bizarre sexual practice. The
corpse is later identified as John Lowery. But how could Lowery
have died twice, and how did an American soldier end up in Canada?
Tempe sets off for the answer, exhuming Lowery's grave in North
Carolina and taking the remains to Hawaii for reanalysis-to the
headquarters of JPAC, the U.S. military's Joint POW/ MIA Accounting
Command, which strives to recover Americans who have died in past
conflicts. In Hawaii, Tempe is joined by her colleague and ex-lover
Detective Andrew Ryan (how "ex" is he?) and by her daughter, who is
recovering from her own tragic loss. Soon another set of remains is
located, with Lowery's dog tags tangled among them. Three
bodies-all identified as Lowery.
And then Tempe is contacted by Hadley Perry, Honolulu's flamboyant
medical examiner, who needs help identifying the remains of an
adolescent boy found offshore. Was he the victim of a shark attack?
Or something much more sinister?
A complex and riveting tale of deceit and murder unfolds in this,
the thirteenth thrilling novel in Reichs's "cleverly plotted and
expertly maintained series" (The New York Times Book
Review). With the smash hit Bones now in its fifth
season and in full syndication-and her most recent novel, 206
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.