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Kathy Reichs#1 New York Times bestselling author and producer of the FOX television hit Bonesreturns with a riveting new novel set in Charlotte, North Carolina, featuring America’s favorite forensic anthropologist, Dr. Temperance Brennan.

Just as 200,000 fans are pouring into town for Race Week, a body is found in a barrel of asphalt next to the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The next day, a NASCAR crew member comes to Temperance Brennan’s office at the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner to share a devastating story. Twelve years earlier, Wayne Gamble’s sister, Cindi, then a high school senior and aspiring racer, disappeared along with her boyfriend, Cale Lovette. Lovette kept company with a group of right-wing extremists known as the Patriot Posse. Could the body be Cindi’s? Or Cale’s?

At the time of their disappearance, the FBI joined the investigation, only to terminate it weeks later. Was there a cover-up? As Tempe juggles multiple theories, the discovery of a strange, deadly substance in the barrel alongside the body throws everything into question. Then an employee of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention goes missing during Race Week. Tempe can’t overlook the coincidence. Was this man using his lab chemicals for murder? Or is the explanation even more sinister? What other secrets lurk behind the festive veneer of Race Week?

A turbocharged story of secrets and murder unfolds in this, the fourteenth thrilling novel in Reichs’s “cleverly plotted and expertly maintained series” (The New York Times Book Review). With the smash hit Bones about to enter its seventh season and in full syndication—and her most recent novel, Spider Bones, an instant New York Times bestseller—Kathy Reichs is at the top of her game.

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Flash and Bones
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Twists
January 28th, 2015
Great book. Many twists and turns. Great writing. Could hear the cars, feel the rain and smell the earth. Keep them coming!
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Strong forensic details are still interesting
December 3rd, 2014
Kathy Reichs' strength remains her forensic details and the variety of case situations. Commentary on our society is also a strength. The books are starting to get a bit too "formula" for my taste and I would like to read one of her books where the Forensic Anthropologist is not attacked. The differences between the books and the TV show, in terms of plot and character are also interesting. Despite some "deja vu" the book is a page turner and is worth reading.
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Flash and Bones
June 25th, 2014
Captivating from start to finish.
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Flash and Bones
January 29th, 2014
First book for me for a Kathy Reichs novels. Very good, I will probably read more of her novels.
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Overly predictable
October 24th, 2013
This novel was not a great piece of writing - I couldn't wait to get through it, mainly so I could move on to something better! Every chapter followed a predictable structure, ending with a "suspense" moment. I'm hoping some of her other works are more challenging and rewarding to read.
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