Trace Evidence: A Virals Short Story Collection

Trace Evidence: A Virals Short Story Collection

Paperback | February 2, 2016

byKathy Reichs, Brendan Reichs

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A collection of four short stories based on the Virals series from New York Times bestselling authors, Kathy Reichs and Brendan Reichs!

Fans of the Virals series will be thrilled with this companion volume that includes three short stories originally published as eSpecials as well as an all-new, never-before-seen Virals adventure! ShiftSwipeShock and the new story Spike give further glimpses of the Virals' world as they work with Tory's famous great aunt, Temperance Brennan, to solve more mysteries, take look at where it all started before they became Virals, and get to the bottom of an attempted sabotage at Kit and Whitney's wedding.

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A collection of four short stories based on the Virals series from New York Times bestselling authors, Kathy Reichs and Brendan Reichs!Fans of the Virals series will be thrilled with this companion volume that includes three short stories originally published as eSpecials as well as an all-new, never-before-seen Virals adventure! Shift...

Kathy Reichs, like her iconic character Dr. Temperance Brennan, is a board-certified forensic anthropologist, and creator of the Fox television hit Bones, now in its tenth season. Reichs has written seventeen books in the Temperance Brennan series, all New York Times bestsellers, including #1. Brendan Reichs was born and raised in Char...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 7.81 × 5.13 × 0.75 inPublished:February 2, 2016Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0147519209

ISBN - 13:9780147519207

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from An Virals Short Story Collection "Trace Evidence" is a Virals short story collection that begins with excerpts from the "Shift, Swipe and Shock" novels and adding a new investigation at the end at the wedding of Tory Brennan's dad Christopher (Kit) Howard to his girlfriend Whitney DeBois. In the first of the three stories Tory Brennan's introduced to her father Kit and new friends on Morris Island while helping to save a turtle in distress. A break-in and stolen equipment at the Loggerhead Island Research Institute prompt the second adventure as Tory and her friends who've been infected by a supervirus that scrambled their DNA investigate, while Tory's Aunt Temperance joins the third mystery uncovering clues to the mysterious disappearance of a full-sized Terminator replica at Comic-Con. In the last story Tory, Ben, Hiram and Shelton have to find the culprit who's sabotaging the Kit Howard and Whitney DeBois wedding. Although short in length the plot's intriguing as ruined flowers, an unstable platform and spiked icing on the wedding cake are the only clues to the misfortunes plaguing Tory and the wedding party. Their super senses supposedly lost, the action never stops as the four sleuths interact telepathically to expose the culprits and bring a happy ending to the celebration. Like all the Virals novels, the characters are unforgettable adding high-energy, and tension to each drama as it unfolds. In the final story tempers flare between wealthy, arrogant Chance Claybourne and strong-willed and loyal Ben Blue who doesn't appreciate the overly attentiveness paid to his girlfriend Tory. Yet for all the drama there are humorous moments too with portly, quick-witted Hiram's sarcasm and quick action when he topples the wedding cake before anyone can taste the icing. I liked "Trace Evidence" and continue to be a fan of the Virals' adventures and their investigations. I hope this isn't the last we'll see of these intrepid sleuths.
Date published: 2016-03-17

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Praise for the VIRALS series: "If you like the TV show Bones (I do) or Maximum Ride, you'll love Virals." —James Patterson"Kathy Reichs gets it dead right with sharp writing and a plot that throws real teens into a deadly adult world." —Anthony Horowitz, New York Times bestselling author of the Alex Rider series"Enormously inventive and entertaining." —Los Angeles Times review of Virals* "Reichs taps into the angst of teens . . . and wraps it all in an entertaining yarn of history, pirates and modern technology." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review of Seizure"Great young adult series...will certainly appeal to a wide range of ages." —Examiner.com on Code "A twist at the end offers a new plot thread beggin to be expanded. Fans will eagerly await the next installment." —Booklist on Exposure