THE NEW TEMPE BRENNAN NOVEL - PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY NOWEveryone has a breaking point. Could it be that Tempe has reached hers? From worrying about her daughter serving in Afghanistan, to she and her fiancée's complicated living arrangement, Temperance Brennan is feeling the pressure. And things are bleak on the professional front too. Her beloved boss, Tim Larabee has died a heartbreaking death and his replacement, Margot Heavner, has not forgotten her long-standing feud with Tempe. Heavner might not be able to fire Tempe, but she can make it her mission to make her life a living hell. So when a mutilated corpse is found in a rural area, Dr. Temperance Brennan isn't allowed anywhere near the site. The man's identity is unknown, his cause of death is unclear. This is Dr. Brennan's speciality, but despite the body lacking a face, hands and organs, Heavner refuses to ask Tempe for help with the investigation. But in blocking Tempe, is Heavner allowing a killer to walk free? Who was the faceless man? and why was he carrying the name of a child missing for almost a decade? Despite being exiled from the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner facility, Tempe vows to uncover the truth. The more that Tempe discovers, the darker and more twisted the picture becomes. Investigating alone, Tempe is already out of her depth, and the deeper she goes the less chance she has of coming out of it alive...
From teaching FBI agents how to detect and recover human remains, to separating and identifying commingled body parts in her Montreal lab, as one of only seventy-seven forensic anthropologists ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, Dr Kathy Reichs has brought her own dramatic work experience to her mesmerising forensic thrillers. For years she consulted to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in North Carolina, and continues to do so for the Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale for the province of Québec. Kathy Reichs has travelled to Rwanda to testify at the UN Tribunal on Genocide, and helped exhume a mass grave in Guatemala. As part of her work at JPAC she aided in the identification of war dead from World War II, Korea, and Southeast Asia.
Kathy Reichs has served on the Board of Directors and as Vice President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and is currently a member of the National Police Services Advisory Board in Canada. She is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. A native of Chicago, she now divides her time between Charlotte and Montreal.
Kathy Reichs's first novel Déjà Dead catapulted her to fame when it became a New York Times bestseller, a Sunday Times bestseller and won the 1997 Ellis Award for Best First Novel. All eleven of her novels have been international bestsellers. She is also a producer of the chilling hit TV series Bones. She has written seventeen bestsellers featuring Dr Temperance Brennan, the most recent being Bones Never Lie. She has also written four bestsellers featuring Tory Brennan: Virals, Seizure, Code and Exposure.