The Bone Chamber

The Bone Chamber

by Robin Burcell

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“A very talented writer” (Lee Child), who is “smart, tough, and right on the mark” (Catherine Coulter), and “among the best writers of crime fiction” (Jan Burke), Anthony Award-winning author Robin Burcell broadens her canvas with The Bone Chamber—an electrifying thriller that recalls the best of James Rollins and Dan Brown as it races across the globe. An extraordinary adventure that combines C.S.I. forensic investigation with global conspiracy and ancient secrets of the Vatican and the Knights Templar, The Bone Chamber is a non-stop thrill ride that never slows down.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061122293
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/29/2009
Series: Sidney Fitzpatrick Series , #2
Edition description: Original
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 265,289
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Robin Burcell is an FBI-trained forensic artist who has worked in law enforcement for over two decades as a police officer, detective, and hostage negotiator. A two-time Anthony Award winner, she is the author of four Sydney Fitzpatrick novels—The Black List, The Dark Hour, The Bone Chamber, and Face of a Killer—as well as four novels featuring SFPD homicide detective Kate Gillespie: Every Move She Makes, Fatal Truth, Deadly Legacy, and Cold Case.

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Bone Chamber 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so good. Normally I take forever to read a book because I never get truly invested into it. I get bored halfway through it. It starts of kind of slow but wow once it starts to speed up you won't put it down. I love this book, I've read it twice already and will probably read it a few more. Excellent book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm hooked on this writter and characters. She spoke at our Authors' Day and was so interesting. First female officer in small town of Lodi CA, FBI trained forensic artist, and a hostage negotiator - she knows her stuff!
pen21 More than 1 year ago
The Bone Chamber is centered on a FBI forensic artist Special Agent Sydney Fitzpatrick. Sydney is called into help by a mysterious government agency encouraged by one of her friends. This is a mystery that takes us to Rome and a tomb that is linked with the Knight Templars and the threat of a disaster. This book was the monthly pick for my mystery book club and was liked by the group.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good, exciting read. Hard to put down. First time I've read this author. Will keep an eye out for more. Relatively fast paced action.
Mistress_Nyte More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It's in the line of Bones, except that Sydney is the artist, not the anthropologist. She's got her hot secret agent "partner" too. I am very intrigued by the Templar stories, and Freemasonry, and so combining those items with a good mystery/thriller made for a very enjoyable, and fast, read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had a pretty slow start, I almost stopped reading it but I forced myself to keep going because I paid for it. It got really interesting around the middle of the book. I didn't like how the book just stopped at what I felt like was the middle of hte plotline. I am going to assume this is part of a series considering how it ended and will be looking for more books by this author so I can find out what happens next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love reading books by RobinBurcell. She has an uncanny way of keeping our interest and pulling us into the story. I truly felt as if I was actually in Italy enjoying the catacombs with her. Maybe someday! Keep bringing us more intrigue and adventure! ;-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read with several twists and turns.
lexizahn More than 1 year ago
I would definitely recommend this book! Great read.
Carl80 More than 1 year ago
Feisty independent-minded FBI forensic artist Sydney Fitzpatrick is off again. This time she bouncing between Washington, DC, San Francisco and various Italian locations. All the while she and her cohorts dodge international hit men. Burcell is a good writer and her varied law enforcement background gives her writing a level of authority lacking in some crime fiction. The novel is a wide-ranging tale of intrigue, sanctioned and unsanctioned black ops, the CIA the FBI, and several other sometimes questionable agencies. Here are active old and new world mafia figures, the Knights Templar, and several world governments. The story dredges up long standing rumors, beliefs based on very sketchy and tenuous evidence, ancient legends and involves some vast and secretive organizations such as the Vatican, Freemasonry and maybe some left-over bits of the Tri-Lateral Commission. Conspiracies within governments, especially those involving questionable banking institutions and practices are fruitful and always interesting. That is especially the case when the venal actions of important institutions from the distant past are held up to the unblinking gaze of modern research. This novel has 'em all. And that's part of the attraction of the book. Burcell has linked in an essentially fanciful way, an incredible chain of real events that reach back to the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and possible implications in the modern era. The novel proves that murder, corruption and cynical manipulation with the goal of great power and wealth are not the province of our times. If the novel has flaws it is the multiplicity of threads that wind through the book, sometimes creating a Gordian's Knot of complexities. Nevertheless, "Bone Chamber" never completely loses its foundation in the real world and plausible outcomes. A tense and intriguing ride from start to finish.
pharrm on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Angent Sidney Fitzpatrick has returned to work as a forensic artist for the FBI. She is off on vacation when she is suddenly called back to do a sketch of a skull under mysterious circumstances. The dead woman is identified, a friend she recommends to help her is killed before the work begins.Her investigation leads her to Italy, to bone grottos and a run in with unscrupulous characters. A great read.
EvilynJ on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
After covertly being asked to do a forensic sketch of a murdered young woman whose face was removed, FBI agent Sydney Fitzpatrick becomes involved in a far-reaching government conspiracy that sends her from Washington, D.C. to Italy in search of a map of Solomon's Temple. The novel had a slow start but picked up toward the middle. Although coincidental, the many similarities to Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol became a distraction for me. The author did a lot of research--too bad this book didn't come out first.
DanieXJ on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
There was so much in this book happening at the same time and so many characters with so many different motivations that a lot of it was a bit confusing.The characters were just as amazingly written (including the still annoying as hell Scotty) and the story was very well put together. Basically Sydney gets asked to do a forensic sketch of an unidentifiable dead woman and then mystery, chaos and definitely some running and gun play happens.The main characters in this, Griffin and Sydney were solid, but it was the number of secondary characters that seemed to be toss on the page at a very fast rate, as soon as you got to know one, another was taking his or her place.Still, I liked the book and I really like the character of Sydney Fitzgerald.
ashleywintters on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
FBI forensic artist Agent Sydney Fitzpatrick is on her way to visit family for the holidays when she is called back to reconstruct the face of a murdered girl, a case she has already turned down. The whole thing seems a bit off from the beginning, but when the agent requesting her help, Zachary Griffin, keeps a friend¿s murder from her because `the case comes first¿ Sydney feels guilty and is determined to find out why her friend was murdered.Zachary Griffin needs Agent Fitzpatrick¿s cooperation to get the sketch done and nothing else. She is said to be by the book and won¿t cause any problems, only follow orders. Whoever told him that was sorely mistaken. As he boards a plane to Rome, who is in the seat behind him but Sydney Fitzpatrick! She has unearthed more in her short investigation than he thought possible, and put her life in very real danger. He and his team know all the risks, it is what they signed up for, but Sydney has walked blindly into more danger than she could imagine.Sydney uses all the resources at her disposal including old partners, ex-fiancés and friends to figure this case out. The problem is, she has attracted too much attention and now the people who killed her friend want her dead! Sydney has more questions than answers and the deeper she digs the more questions she has. She agrees to join a dangerous mission, but the stakes may be higher than she expected.Award-winning author, Robin Burcell, weaves a suspenseful tale of intrigue, deception and historical facts that will keep you engrossed until the last page. This is a book you will not want to put down!Reviewed by Ashley Wintters for Suspense Magazine
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Fast-paced action , with a hint of romance, the plot runs a labyrinth of its own as the characters follow the clues.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had a hard time with this one, a good story but a little slow for me
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I enjoyed this book. Although not the top of its genre, it still was exciting enough to recommend.
grammasandy More than 1 year ago
The characters were well drawn, the plot had the requisite twists and surprises, but failed to rise above the level of good. Worth the time to take a look. It may strike you where it somehow missed the mark for me.
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This is a really, really terrible book. The inconsistencies and just plain ridiculousness that occurs in the first few pages is beyond bad. Right, this loser claims to be an agent and the FBI doesn't even check ID? PLEASE!! also poorly written, with multiple run-on sentences. It was only .99, and I still feel ripped off; I could have more profitably wasted my time staring at the ceiling. This book was THAT bad.
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