Flash and Bones

Flash and Bones : (Temperance Brennan 14)

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FLASH! Illuminated by lightning, a lifeless human hand seems to reach from a barrel of asphalt beside the Charlotte racetrack. Even for forensic anthropologist Dr Tempe Brennan it is a disturbing sight. And now she must find answers before thousands arrive for the year's big race. But before she can carry out a proper examination, the FBI mysteriously confiscate and destroy the body. It's a dead end. Until a young engineer alerts Tempe to the disappearance of his sister and her boyfriend from Charlotte twelve years earlier, and she determines to uncover what really happened to them. Soon after, the engineer's body is found crushed under the wheels of a race car. Tempe realises the situation is truly sinister - and that even her own life could be in terrible danger.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 162 x 240 x 32mm | 588g
  • Cornerstone
  • William Heinemann Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0434015342
  • 9780434015344
  • 337,081

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"I love a good mystery and have been fascinated by forensic science long before starting work on the show "Bones". So I am a big fan of Kathy's books. I love the character of Temperance Brennan, her strong spirit and intelligence, and the humor in the book series."--Emily Deschanelshow more

About Kathy Reichs

Kathy Reichs is vice president of the American Academy of Forensic Scientists; a member of the RCMP National Police Services Advisory Council; forensic anthropologist to the province of Quebec; and a professor of forensic anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her first book, Deja Dead, catapulted her to fame when it became a New York Times bestseller and won the 1997 Ellis award for best first novel. She has written 15 bestselling Temperance Brennan novels, the most recent include Bones Are Forever, Flash and Bones and 206 bones.show more

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Praise for Kathy Reichs 'High quality thriller writing with a human touch' Daily Mail 'With Kathy Reichs the reader knows they're in the hands of an expert as she walks us through her complex world, teasing us with facts adn lures us in with a cracking good read' Sunday Express 'Brilliant' Jeffery Deaver 'Reichs has reasserted her supremacy in the field' Independent 'It is becoming apprent that Reichs is not just "as good as" Cornwell, she has become the finer writer' Daily Expressshow more

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In a refuse dump next to the Charlotte racetrack, a flash of lightning illuminates a hand reaching out of a barrel of asphalt. There’s not much that can shock Dr Tempe Brennan, forensic anthropologist, but even she finds the sight of the hand macabre. And with raceweek just a day away, she’s under pressure to find answers and clear the area before thousands of NASCAR fans arrive. But before she can carry out a proper examination, the FBI confiscate and destroy the body with no explanation. Infuriated, Tempe is determined to find answers, so when a young NASCAR engineer comes to her with a story about his sister who disappeared with her boyfriend 12 years before, she decides to try to find answers. Digging deeper into the mystery Tempe comes up against the Patriot Posse, a shadowy right wing group whose dubious politics repulse her, but could they really be behind the disappearance of the young couple? When the young man’s body is found crushed under the wheels of a racecar, his body covered in a mysterious substance, Tempe realizes that she is dealing with something far more sinister than she imagined. But with both the FBI and the Patriot Posse taking an interest in her movements, she has no idea where the danger is coming from, nor whether it could threaten her own life…show more