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Summary

In the run up to the biggest NASCAR race week of the year, Dr Temperance Brennan is called to a landfill site backing onto the Charlotte speedway track in North Carolina. Someone has discovered a barrel of hardened asphalt with a human hand poking through the top. With the country's press trained on Charlotte, it is up to Tempe to try to release and identify the body in the barrel. But there is more than one potential victim: the brother of a girl who went missing with her boyfriend ten years before comes forward, and the trail he sets in motion leads Tempe to one of America's largest fascist organisations. But before she can discover anything, the FBI confiscate the body and destroy it.

What terrible secret could they be hiding? As tension at the speedway mounts, Tempe tries to unravel the conspiracy of lies surrounding the missing couple, the body in the barrel, and the horrific death at the track of yet another victim....

©2011 Temperance Brennan, LP (P)2011 Random House Audiobooks

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“Tempe Brennan is a sharply-drawn, complex character…All the assiduously detailed forensic detective work has the usual Reichs ring of authenticity.” ( Good Book Guide)

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Another good book.

This was another good book by Kathy Reichs, solid and informative. Always a pleasure to add the stories of Temperance Brennan to the library.

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Not one of her best

I found this book quite tedious, I do like Kathy Reichs usually but got tired of this fairly quickly, the problem is that when I lose interest I 'drift' and that compounds the problem as I lose track of the characters.

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Amazing how she can keep so gripped

Well I must say this book sandbagged me completely, I think it was well thought out and nicely wrapped up at the end. Nascar!! Who would of thought she get a story around that. Now on the next. Only thing I missed was Ryan not being around but it was brilliantly narrated.

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  • 16-10-14

Murder, racism, nascars and Bones.

Murder, racism, Nascar and Bones are on the menu in Flash and Bones by Kathy Reichs. As Tempe investigates a John Doe found in landfill at the Nascar track, the FBI and a group of racists calling themselves the Patriot Posse become interested in the investigation. Her main lead turns up dead and a disgraced ex detective is helping Tempe with the investigation. Flash and Bones is well narrated by Linda Emond.

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  • Platypus
  • 16-08-13

A Good Story Well Told

What made the experience of listening to Flash and Bones the most enjoyable?

The story flowed well and was easy to follow. It engaged the listener and was difficult to bring to a stop.

What does Linda Emond bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Brings life and humanity to Temperance Brennan

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  • Mark
  • 30-11-11

I enjoyed this story in the series

This story was just as good as are the others in this series Kathy REICHS IS A GREAT AUTHOR I HAVE ENJOYED ALL OF HER BOOKS THAT I HAV`E READ