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
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.