Following her most successful book to date, Kathy
Reichs -- international number one bestselling author, forensic
anthropologist, and producer of the Fox television hit
Bones -- returns to Charlotte, North Carolina, where
Temperance Brennan encounters a deadly mix of voodoo, Santería, and
devil worship in her quest to identify two young
In a house under renovation, a plumber uncovers a cellar no one
knew about, and makes a rather grisly discovery -- a decapitated
chicken, animal bones, and cauldrons containing beads, feathers,
and other relics of religious ceremonies. In the center of the
shrine, there is the skull of a teenage girl. Meanwhile, on a
nearby lakeshore, the headless body of a teenage boy is found by a
man walking his dog.
Nothing is clear -- neither when the deaths occurred, nor where.
Was the skull brought to the cellar or was the girl murdered there?
Why is the boy''s body remarkably well preserved? Led by a preacher
turned politician, citizen vigilantes blame devil worshippers and
Wiccans. They begin a witch hunt, intent on seeking revenge.
Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan -- "five-five,
feisty, and forty-plus" -- is called in to investigate, and a
complex and gripping tale unfolds in this, Kathy Reichs''s eleventh
taut, always surprising, scientifically fascinating mystery.
With a popular series on Fox -- now in its third season and in
full syndication -- Kathy Reichs has established herself as the
dominant talent in forensic mystery writing. Devil Bones
features Reichs''s signature blend of forensic descriptions that
"chill to the bone" (Entertainment Weekly) and the
surprising plot twists that have made her books phenomenal
bestsellers in the United States and around the world.