A new-born baby is found wedged in a vanity cabinet in a rundown apartment near Montreal. Dr Temperance Brennan, forensic anthropologist to the province of Quebec, is brought in to investigate. While there, she discovers the mummified remains of two more babies within the same room. Shocked and distressed, Tempe must use all her skills and inner strength to focus on the facts. But when the autopsies reveal that the children died of unnatural causes, the hunt for the mother - a young woman with a seedy past and at least three aliases - is on. The trail leads Tempe to Yellowknife, a cold, desolate diamond-mining town on the edge of the Arctic Circle, where her quest for the truth only throws up more questions, more secrets, and more dead bodies. Taking risks and working alone, Tempe refuses to give up until she has discovered why the babies died. But in such a hostile environment, can she avoid being the next victim?
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Solid addition to long running series
Bones was dumb enough to get kidnapped yet again. I would like Cathy to explore a different device for the dark moment prior to the finale.
For me the most interesting aspect of this book was the medical condition of the dead childrens' mother. The least interesting was the degree of minutiae about diamond mining.
Bones. She makes the Bone's character warm and real, portraying the sadness of Bone's personal conflicts with warmth, understanding and sincerity.
Yes. There needs to be resolve in the relationship between Bones and Andrew Ryan. I will feel cheated without a happy resolve to their relationship.I wouldn't mind reading continuing entries in this storyline. Is Bones too old to be surprised by a late pregnancy?I love the forensic detail, but Cathy must remember that we don't need to know everything she has researched about such things as diamond mining and in her previous book, racing circuits.
It's almost as if someone else wrote the bits in this book about diamond mining and in the last book (racing cars/circuits) for Kathy.The factoids are dumped in, in indigestable chuncks and I wonder if Kathy even did most of the research herself. This would explain the unevenness of the last couple of books. I'd rather see one book every two years and have it recapture the sparkle of the earlier books in the Bones series.I picked up the first Bones novel I ever read in a slush pile. It was Fatal Voyage and it was not many months after 9/11. I was hooked. I found all the back copies and siphoned them up. I've followed Kathy ever since.Keep on writing "Bones" Kathy, but don't spread yourself too thin.
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