Pocket Star Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780671011369, 560pp.
Publication Date: June 1998
Her life is devoted to justice--for those she never even knew.
In the year since Temperance Brennan left behind a shaky marriage in North Carolina, work has often preempted her weekend plans to explore Quebec. When a female corpse is discovered meticulously dismembered and stashed in trash bags, Temperance detects an alarming pattern--and she plunges into a harrowing search for a killer. But her investigation is about to place those closest to her--her best friend and her own daughter--in mortal danger...
"Accomplished and chilling."
"As good as Cornwell at her best." -- Detroit Free Press
"Great, suspenseful fun." -- New York Newsday