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Publisher's Summary

When an Orthodox Jew is found shot to death in Montreal, Temperance Brennan is called in to examine the body and to figure out the puzzling damage to the corpse. Unexpectedly, a stranger slips her a photograph of a skeleton and assures her the picture is the key to the victim's death. Before she knows it, Tempe is involved in an international mystery as old as Jesus, a mystery that could rewrite 2000 years of religious history.
Tempe learns that the stranger's picture shows bones uncovered during an archeological dig. She discovers the Montreal shooting victim ran an import business that might have fronted for the trade of black market antiquities. Along with Detective Andrew Ryan and biblical archeologist Jake Drum, Tempe travels to Israel to probe the origins of the skeleton and the ancient crypt in which it was found.
They make a startling discovery that raises radical questions about Christ's death and places them squarely in the middle of a swirling controversy. Could one of the tombs really be Christ's last resting place? Or, has someone concocted an elaborate hoax?
©2005 Kathy Reichs; 2005 Simon and Schuster Audio
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Critic Reviews

"Such bloody good beach reading." ( USA Today)
"There's nothing like a morgue mystery to brighten up a summer day." ( Entertainment Weekly)
"Likely to leave you with the shivers of an ice storm." ( People)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Kristi on 05-24-12

struggling to keep listening

If you could sum up Cross Bones in three words, what would they be?

Lots and lots and lots of education and research went into this book. You have to hand it to Kathy - she is indeed a smart cookie and will teach you something new with each book

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

This is, unfortunately, a must better read than a listen. I have been at it for awhile and have to keep going back because I tune out.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Michele Pawk?

Probably not. She sounds angry or perhaps very confused about the characters she is mimicking. She has difficulty giving the characters depth or personality even. I found her attempt to sound like a certain ethnicity just terrible and confusing.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By TXRedPatch on 03-03-15

Shades of Dan Brown

I loved the background info woven into the plot. The conspiracy theories were fascinating. But the ending was firmly grounded in reality and plausibility.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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