By Kathy Reichs
Don’t leave out this “whopper” (Publishers Weekly) of a mystery from no 1 New York Times bestselling writer Kathy Reichs in her “cleverly plotted” (The ny Times) Temperance Brennan sequence, the foundation for the hit FOX tv sequence Bones.
John Lowery was once declared lifeless in 1968—the sufferer of a Huey crash in Vietnam, his physique buried some time past in North Carolina. 4 many years later, Temperance Brennan is termed to the scene of a drowning in Hemmingford, Quebec. The sufferer seems to be to have died whereas in the middle of a extraordinary sexual perform. The corpse is later pointed out as John Lowery. yet how may well Lowery have died two times, and the way did an American soldier turn out in Canada?
Tempe units off for the reply, exhuming Lowery’s grave in North Carolina and taking the is still to Hawaii for reanalysis—to the headquarters of JPAC, the USA military’s Joint POW/ MIA Accounting Command, which strives to recuperate american citizens who've died in prior conflicts. In Hawaii, Tempe is joined through her colleague and ex-lover Detective Andrew Ryan (how “ex” is he?) and via her daughter, who's getting better from her personal tragic loss. quickly one other set of continues to be is found, with Lowery’s puppy tags tangled between them. 3 bodies—all pointed out as Lowery.
And then Tempe is contacted by means of Hadley Perry, Honolulu’s flamboyant health worker, who wishes support picking out the is still of a teen boy chanced on offshore. used to be he the sufferer of a shark assault? Or whatever even more sinister?
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