Flash and Bones

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Flash and Bones

By Kathy Reichs

Pocket Books, Paperback, 9781451675290, 278pp.

Publication Date: February 21, 2012

#1 New York Times bestseller From extremist groups to NASCAR to forensic twists, Temperance Brennan is back in a turbo-charged story of secrets and murder.
A body is found in a barrel of asphalt in a landfill just before Raceweek when 200,000 fans are pouring into town. The next day a NASCAR crewmember visits Temperance Brennan at the MCME and tells his story. His sister, Cyndi Gamble, then a high school senior who wanted to be a NASCAR driver, disappeared twelve years before along with her boyfriend, Cale Lovette. Lovette used to hang out with a group of right-wing extremists known as the Patriot Posse. Is the body Cyndi s? Or Cale s?
At the time of their disappearance, the FBI joined the investigation because of Cale's association with extremists. But the search was quickly terminated. Was there a cover-up? Tempe considers the multiple theories: did the pair take off together to join the underground militia and then get killed by militia types? Did Cale kill Cyndi and disappear into the militia underground?
The case gets more complex when another man, Ted Raines, is identified as missing in Charlotte, where he had gone for the big race. Ted was an employee of the CDC in Atlantic. Could the body be his? What could Raines if it is Raines have been up to?

About the Author
Kathy Reichs is a producer of the Fox television hit Bones. Like her fictional creation Temperance Brennan, she is a board-certified forensic anthropologist for the Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Medecine Legale for the province of Quebec, a position she also held at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, State of North Carolina.Her debut novel, Deja Dead, brought her fame when it became a New York Times bestseller, a #1 international bestseller, and winner of the 1997 Ellis Award for Best First Novel. Flash and Bones is her fourteenth Temperance Brennan novel. Visit KathyReichs.com."

Praise For Flash and Bones

"I love a good mystery and have been fascinated by forensic science long before starting work on the show Bones. So I am a big fan of Kathy's books. I love the character of Temperance Brennan, her strong spirit and intelligence, and the humor in the book series."—Emily Deschanel

“Reichs imbues this fusion of past and present with her signature blend of forensic know-how and deeply felt characters.”—Publishers Weekly

“Reichs knows what her readers like, and she has another hit with Flash and Bones…a compelling read that will appeal to anyone who likes reading forensic thrillers.”Associated Press

“Welcome to Bones 101…writing novels seems to be embedded in [Reichs’] family's DNA. “—USA Today

“A fine entry in a consistently solid series.”—Booklist

“Reichs has crafted a novel likely to appeal to NASCAR lovers as well as thriller aficionados.”Charlotte Observer