Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Bones of the Lost Review

Bones of the Lost is the latest in the Temperance Brennan series from Kathy Reichs.  Most of the action takes place in North Carolina, but Tempe also visits Afghanistan and Fort Lejeune on another case. 

The victim in this case is a young girl who is run down on a deserted stretch of road.  Tempe pushes Slidel, the detective in charge, to keep digging to identify the victim before the case gets cold. 

To complicate matters, there is the matter of the airline club card that is found in the girl's possessions.  How did she come to have the club card of a man who died in a fire several months earlier? 

Meanwhile, Tempe is dealing with her feelings about her daughter, Katy's impulsive decision to enlist in the Army. 

Tempe is asked to investigate the deaths of two Afghani men who were killed in a firefight by an American soldier.  She flys to Afghanistan to do an autopsy of the bones to render her opinion. 

It took me some time to get into the story, but once I did, I didn't want to put the book down.  Reichs kept me guessing until the end.  I didn't see the ending coming until the last minute. 

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