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Bones Are Forever (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
     

Bones Are Forever (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Kathy Reichs
 

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The #1 New York Times bestselling author and producer of the FOX televison hit Bones is at her brilliant best in a riveting novel featuring forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan. A woman calling herself Amy Roberts checks into a Montreal hospital complaining of uncontrolled bleeding. Doctors see evidence of a recent birth, but before they can act, Roberts

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The #1 New York Times bestselling author and producer of the FOX televison hit Bones is at her brilliant best in a riveting novel featuring forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan. A woman calling herself Amy Roberts checks into a Montreal hospital complaining of uncontrolled bleeding. Doctors see evidence of a recent birth, but before they can act, Roberts disappears. Dispatched to the address she gave at the hospital, police discover bloody towels outside in a dumpster. Fearing the worst, they call Temperance Brennan to investigate. In a run-down apartment Tempe makes a ghastly discovery: the decomposing bodies of three infants. According to the landlord, a woman named Alma Rogers lives there. Then a man shows up looking for Alva Rodriguez. Are Amy Roberts, Alma Rogers, and Alva Rodriguez the same person? Did she kill her own babies? And where is she now? Heading up the investigation is Tempe’s old flame, homicide detective Andrew Ryan. His counterpart from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is sergeant Ollie Hasty, who happens to have a little history with Tempe himself, which she regrets. This unlikely trio follows the woman’s trail, first to Edmonton and then to Yellowknife. What they find in Yellowknife is more sinister than they ever could have imagined…

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780606320771
Publisher:
Turtleback Books
Publication date:
08/20/2013
Series:
Temperance Brennan Series , #15
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,230,010
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Like her main character Temperance Brennan, Kathy Reichs is also a forensic anthropologist, and she uses those experiences to help shape and craft her thrilling suspense novels. In addition to the Temperance Brennan series, Reichs co-authors the young adult series, Virals, with her son, Brendan Reichs, as well as a number of scholarly nonfiction works. She has also been a producer for the TV series Bones, which is loosely based on her books. Some of Reichs’ top titles are Speaking in Bones, Exposure/i>, and Déjà Dead.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Charlotte, North Carolina and Montreal, Québec
Place of Birth:
Chicago, Illinois
Education:
B.A., American University, 1971; M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University
Website:
http://kathyreichs.com/

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Bones Are Forever 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 113 reviews.
salvadore57 More than 1 year ago
Good yet refreshing allows readers to guess!
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
Smart, often funny and always thought provoking this installment of the Temperance Brennan series doesn’t disappoint. Tempe is back in Canada and is working the case. Three infant bodies are found hidden in a prostitutes apartment but the mother is nowhere to be found. Tempe’s on again/off again (currently off) Andrew Ryan is lead detective on the case. This case takes them across Canada and into the Northwest Territories reuniting Tempe with an old fling RCMP sergeant Ollie Hasty. Gold and diamonds, drugs and prostitution. Motives abound. But the dead speak to Tempe and the Mounties always get their man. While this often reads like a travel brochure the story is intriguing and I always learn something new. This is a fantastic series and Bones Are Forever is a wonderful addition that I will re-read again and again and still pull something new.
mrsvaljones More than 1 year ago
Reichs again strikes gold, or diamonds, with her latest Temerance Brennan novel. Back again in Montreal, the discovery of three dead babies hidden in secret alcoves of an apartment send Brennan and her partner, Lieutenant-dètective Andrew Ryan on the search for their missing mother. Seeking a prostitute is not as easy as one might think, and their search leads them from Montreal to Edmonton where they pair up with Brennan’s one time ex-lover, Sergeant Oliver Hasty. The discovery of another body, a drug dealing violent pimp, and a still missing mother lead the group from Edmonton to Yellowknife, deep in the Far North of Canada. Once the center of a gold rush, Yellowknife now is home to diamond mines, and controversy over the environmental concerns of the caribou. To make matters worse, old murders come to life, family scandal muddles the investigation and war wages over drug control, leaving more death and mystery for Brennan, Ryan, and Ollie. Reichs expertly fills the pages with fast moving action, solid forensics, and a wide assortment of colorful characters, as a vivid plot unfolds leading to a dramatic climax. Fans of Brennan will enjoy the history, scenery, and the mystery weaved into Bones are Forever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Writing as a long time fan, I'm sad to say this book was a disappointment. Apparently Reich's tv series now takes precedence on her schedule, as she certainly didn't spend a great deal of time on her latest book. The basic mystery was a solid "whydunit", the "who" having been apparent from the beginning. However, her usual complex and action-filled story lines went by the wayside this time. Such action as there was, was severely limited. Instead, Reichs filled paragraphs with unnecessary explanations of municipal and technical acronyms. This was followed by boring pages of the history of diamond mining in general, and Canadian diamond mining in particular. Frankly, I was reminded of students desperate to pad the word count in a high school theme. I'll certainly think twice before I shell out $$ for another Reichs publication
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I waited anxiously for this book, but was very disappointed. Way too much rambling on details not pertinent to the case. Other books in this series have been very good but skip this one!
ReneeP55 More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this latest book in the series - loved the storyline, although it broke my heart. I find that Ms. Reichs occasionally goes into too much background detail (in this book, the history of diamond mining in Canada; in another, several pages on the forensics of blood spatter). And the Brennan/Ryan relationship needs to be resolved; either have them get back together (which is what I'm hoping will happen) or let them go their separate ways. This issue has gone on for far too many books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too much history. Not enough story. Long boring sections
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Found this book to be a hard read, too much technojargon. And i am a reichs fan, but found this book, and her previous one to be a bit boring. Lets stoke up that andrew ryan love affair again
lovecavaliers More than 1 year ago
it was a good book but too full of technical info about diamond mining - interesting but I didn't have the pull to not put it down like I usually do - a little lacking
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do not read this book if you have not read others in the series. It is not nearly as good as its predecessors and you may not want to come back for more. Too many unlikeable characters, in fact too many characters period. Too many dry lectures on esoteric topics and a plot that jumps the shark. I had to force myself to finish it, hoping that the end would somehow fulfill the promise of the intriguing beginning. It did not.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great plot twists.
Andrew_of_Dunedin More than 1 year ago
In “Bones Are Forever”, Kathy Reichs gives our favorite forensic anthropologist, Temperance Brennan,  a tour of the great country of Canada.  Kicking off with the suspicion – and subsequent discovery – of a dead newborn in Montreal, to Edmonton, and wrapping up in the tundra outside of Yellowknife, we follow a trail of deceased newborns and get enmeshed in a criminal turf war. I DID enjoy the book, but I had some issues with it.  As usual, Reich's habit of ending a chapter with a cliffhanger, then resolving it anticlimactically on the next page often grated on me.  Secondly, in this book, Dr. Brennan got very little opportunity to demonstrate her medical talents – and after all, that IS what makes this character unique among police procedural detectives!  In addition, the justification to fly the good doctor around Canada felt incredibly thin and implausible – I cannot believe that the RCMP has the budget – and even if so, the auditing – to permit them to arbitrarily hire and fly 2 investigators around on the off chance that there might be something that they can contribute.   Put those annoyances aside, and you still have a pretty good book. RATING: 3.5 stars, rounded to 4 stars wherever 1/2 stars are not accepted. 
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Wow. A big let down.
Mayor More than 1 year ago
The story line is good, but far too much medical/physical jargon.
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Amber1MA More than 1 year ago
I was a bit concerned as I odered this "pre-published" and I was very disappointed in her previous book. However, I didn't need to be worried! It's a really good read; i.e., well written, a good story, and keeps you interested right to the end. I read it in one day and was sorry to have it end...need I say more?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This good.