By Kathy Reichs
(Pocket Star, Mass Market Paperback, 9781416525660, 416pp.)
Publication Date: June 23, 2009
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Now in mass market from the bestselling author, forensic anthropologist, and producer of the FOX television hit Bones—the riveting #1 New York Times bestselling Temperance Brennan novel.
In a house under renovation in Charlotte, North Carolina, a plumber discovers a forgotten cellar, and some rather grisly remains—the severed head of a teenage girl, several decapitated chickens, and a couple of cauldrons containing beads, feathers, bones, and other relics of religious ceremonies. In a river not far away, an adolescent boy’s torso carved with a pentagram, is found. Are these crimes the work of Satanists and devil worshippers?
Nothing is clear, neither when the deaths occurred, nor where. Was the skull brought to the cellar or was the girl murdered there? As Temperance Brennan is called in to investigate, citizen vigilantes intent on a witch hunt are led by a preacher turned politician, looking for revenge.
Kathy Reichs is a board-certified forensic anthropologist for the province of Quebec, a position she also held at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner State of North Carolina. A past vice president of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, she serves on the National Police Services Advisory Council in Canada. The author of numerous bestselling thrillers, she lives in Charlotte, North Carolina and Montreal, Canada.
"Loved it! I'm amazed by how seamlessly Reichs makes the transition from forensic jargon to snappy, funny dialogue -- scientist to great storyteller. What's not to admire and envy?" -- Sandra Brown, author of Play Dirty
"Reichs is a standout...[with] a formidable way of incorporating science with character and plot.... Her expertise is snappily and entertainingly delivered." -- Booklist
ÒDevil Bones is her best yet.Ó ÑThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)
"The lab lady most likely to dethrone Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta." -- USA Today
"Reichs keeps the roller coaster on track and speeding along, page after page." -- Jeffery Deaver