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Summary

Number-one New York Times best-selling author Kathy Reichs returns with her next edge-of-your seat thriller featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan.

A storm has hit South Carolina, dredging up crimes of the past.

En route to Isle of Palms, a barrier island off the South Carolina coast, forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan receives a call from the Charleston coroner. During the storm, a medical waste container has washed up on the beach. Inside are two decomposed bodies wrapped in plastic sheeting and bound with electrical wire. Chillingly, Tempe recognises many details as identical to those of an unsolved case she handled in Quebec 15 years earlier. With a growing sense of foreboding, she flies to Montreal to gather evidence and convince her boss Pierre LaManch to reopen the cold case. She also seeks the advice - and comfort - of her longtime beau Andrew Ryan.

Meanwhile, a storm of a different type gathers force in South Carolina. The citizens of Charleston are struck by capnocytophaga, a bacterium that, at its worst, can eat human flesh. Thousands panic and test themselves for a rare genetic mutation that may have rendered them vulnerable.

Shockingly, Tempe eventually deduces not only that the victims in both grisly murder cases are related, but that the murders and the disease outbreak also have a common cause....

©2021 Kathy Reichs (P)2021 Simon & Schuster UK

Critic reviews

"I await the next Kathy Reichs’ thriller with the same anticipation I have for the new Lee Child or Patricia Cornwell." (James Patterson)

"Over the course of 20 books, Kathy Reichs and Tempe Brennan have thrilled readers with pacey, mazey tales.... We readers are truly grateful." (Ian Rankin)

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Fast pace full of surprises

Enjoyed this book can’t put it down sort of story.
Never had a bad story line from Kathy Reichs always full of twists and turns, you think you have solved it then the next chapter has you rethinking is it or isn’t it

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Loved this title

Brilliant as usual, this title was definitely worth the wait! I've listened to all of this series and the narrator is perfect for it.

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Good story shame about product placement

intresting techniques covered but very obvious product placement which I found distracting and annoying

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I struggled manfully to the end of it

Being a fan of the series Bones & having read other books by KR which I enjoyed I have awarded 3 stars but reluctantly. The book droned on & seemed to comprise mostly initials & unnecessary bits of French which were then painstakingly translated.

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Very technical

A good book but it got really heavy with medical jargon in places which, for me, overshadowed the story a bit. I wasn't sure if I was reading a medical book or a who done it novel.

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Doesn't disappoint.

Another amazing book from Kathy Reich's. Couldn't recommend this author enough. can't wait for the next book.

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not a bad read but disappointing compared to her other novels the virals series is still my fav
wasnt sure about the readers voice it just didnt gel for me

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Annoying characters

Not a patch on early books.
Characters have become very annoying and way to much technical detail.
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I really enjoyed this but Temperance Brennan has more lives than her cat . I love the stories so much.

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Excellent as always

Excellent story with my favourite characters
Reichs is a genius
Definitely worth a down load