A riveting new Temperance Brennan forensic thriller from
Kathy Reichs, the internationally acclaimed forensic anthropologist
and New York Times bestselling author...
Temperance Brennan, forensic anthropologist for both North
Carolina and Quebec, has come from Charlotte to Montreal during the
bleak days of December to testify as an expert witness at a murder
She should be going over her notes, but instead she''s digging
in the basement of a pizza parlor. Not fun. Freezing cold. Crawling
rats. And now, the skeletonized remains of three young women. How
did they get there? When did they die?
Homicide detective Luc Claudel, never Tempe''s greatest fan,
believes the bones are historic. Not his case, not his concern. The
pizza parlor owner found nineteenth-century buttons in the cellar
with the skeletons. Claudel takes them as an indicator of the
But something doesn''t make sense. Tempe examines the bones in
her lab and establishes approximate age with Carbon 14. Further
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 case.
Detective Andrew Ryan, meanwhile, is acting mysteriously. What
are those private phone calls he takes in the other room, and why
does he suddenly disappear just when Tempe is beginning to hope he
might be a permanent part of her life? Looks like more lonely
nights for Tempe and Birdie, her cat.
As Tempe searches for answers in both her personal and
professional lives, she finds herself drawn deep into a web of evil
from which there may be no escape. 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 superbly gifted, megastar author who, as New York
Newsday says, is "the real thing."