Deadly Decisions (Temperance Brennan Series #3)

Deadly Decisions (Temperance Brennan Series #3)


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Deadly Decisions (Temperance Brennan Series #3) by Kathy Reichs, Kathy Borowitz

Nine-year-old Emily Anne Toussaint is shot dead on a Montreal street. A North Carolina teenager disappears from her home and parts of what may be her skeleton are found hundreds of miles away. For Dr. Temperance Brennan, a forensic anthropologist in both Montreal and North Carolina, the deaths kindle deep emotions that propel her on a harrowing journey into the world of outlaw motorcycle gangs.

As a scientist, Tempe should remain dispassionate. As a caring individual, she yearns to take the killers off the streets. Emily Anne was cut down in a biker crossfire. The North Carolina victim, Savannah Osprey, was last seen hitching a ride with a transient biker. Tempe's nephew, Kit, is intrigued by motorcycles. Does he understand the difference between legitimate riders and gangs, or is he too mesmerized to comprehend that outlaw bikers are big trouble?

With her boss Pierre LaManche in the hospital, and her friend Andrew Ryan disturbingly unavailable, Tempe begins a perilous investigation into a culture where evil often wears a mask. From blood-splatter patterns and ground-penetrating radar to bone-sample analysis, Deadly Decisions triumphantly combines the authenticity of a world-class forensic professional with the narrative power of a brilliant new crime-writing star. This richly nuanced thriller is sure to catapult a uniquely gifted author to even greater heights.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781856866934
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books, Ltd.
Publication date: 09/01/2000
Series: Temperance Brennan Series , #3
Product dimensions: 4.33(w) x 5.51(h) x (d)

About the Author

Kathy Reichs is the author of eighteen New York Times bestselling novels and the coauthor, with her son, Brendan Reichs, of six novels for young adults. Like the protagonist of her Temperance Brennan series, Reichs is a forensic anthropologist—one of fewer than one hundred and fifteen ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. A professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, she is a former vice president of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and serves on the National Police Services Advisory Council in Canada. Reichs’s own life, as much as her novels, is the basis for the TV show Bones, one of the longest-running series in the history of the Fox network.


Charlotte, North Carolina and Montreal, Québec

Place of Birth:

Chicago, Illinois


B.A., American University, 1971; M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University

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Deadly Decisions (Temperance Brennan Series #3) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 242 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Kathy Reichs is an amazing author! First she stunned us all with Deja Dead, then made us all do double takes with Death Du Jour, and now has amazed us all with Deadly Decisions. You learn an extreme amount about Biker Gang Warfare and again one of Tempe's relatives is involved. So if I were you I'd read this series because it is EXCELLENT!!! Happy Reading!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Her book is an amazing book that gets you hooked and you never want to put it down... EVER! Its a great thriller and things that you never suspected to hapen actually happen. I only have one word: WOW! It was a perfect story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very intense book and kept you spell bound till the very end. Great reading.l Enjoy all of Kathy Reichs books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the third Tempe book I have read, and the first two of the series were well done. Now it seems that we are getting to the level where the author, Kathy Reichs is "churning them out". This is more of a travel guide to Montreal and Quebec than a mystery novel. This is more than descriptive background to bring the locale in focus. This is filler.pages and pages of filler. Based on this book of the series, I will not read anymore even though I love the TV series on which they are based. My money would be more well spent on a street map of Montreal.
ecole More than 1 year ago
Tempe is at her best and worst. There is never a dull moment.
NEB1 More than 1 year ago
Good storyteller, but a little too long winded at times on details. I have read many of her books and this one was just okay.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was great it had tons of suspense and keeps you on your toes, wants to make you read up on gangs and other events.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ms. Reichs does it again, I couldn't put it down. IN short this book is just a great read and if you liked any of her other books you won't be dissapointed!!! I can't wait for the next book to see what Tempe will run into next!
Anonymous 12 months ago
Fast moving!
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ThePolyBlog More than 1 year ago
PLOT OR PREMISE: In this third installment in the Dr. Temperance Brennan series, there are biker gangs in Montreal, and they are killing each other. Most of it happens in Montreal, which is an improvement over the bopping around in previous books. . WHAT I LIKED: The story is interesting, and Reichs is still above average. . WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: Some of the characters are fast becoming clichés. And if you don't figure out a sub-plot (spoiler alert!) about her love interest being a dirty cop, you need to take Mystery Fiction 101 again. Temperance also gets to play Mommy again, this time to a nephew, but it isn't particularly exciting. More of a Scarpetta rip-off. Again, too, Reichs plays fast and loose with a couple of clues that make Brennan look like an idiot to any intelligent reader and really detracts from the story. The final ending is almost surreal, and reads more like a script for an action TV-series than reliable fiction. . BOTTOM-LINE: Not up to the standards of the first book . DISCLOSURE: I received no compensation, not even a free copy, in exchange for this review. I am not personal friends with the author, nor do I follow her on social media.
2beacon More than 1 year ago
I love the author's humor every now and then. The main character is really devoted to her job and does not mind the long hours of work in the lab. However, for this particular book, there are too many characters and bike groups to remember that I got lost. I don't particularly like the setting being in Quebec and the French words. But Reichs is a very entertaining author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A captivating read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its ok. Doesn't keep my attention.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unpleasant and grafic for me and i dont care for her or her friends or family however for some reason i do like the tv series in the series she is a genius but autisic she can not relate emotionaly to people which adds to the humor and pathos. This is not in the books where everyone and thing is unpleasant in the tv the staff are all interesting and while humor is often black it is funny.
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I love a good Kathy Reichs novel, but the biker subject material of the novel did not appeal to me as much as some of her stories. Still great writing and definitely worth a read for anyone invested in the overall plot of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good and loved the fact that it was motorcycle gangs.
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I love how we get to meet Kit, he adds a nice element to the story. The only downside is the lack of Ryan! He's my favorite character in this series.
tiger-100 More than 1 year ago
really enjoy Brennan series. have just added 5 more to my NOOK. am reading Bones to Ashes now and it wonderful. love the tenacity of Brennan when she is working on a set of bones.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago