Spider Bones: A Novel

By Kathy Reichs
Read by Linda Emond

The Temperance Brennan Series: Book 13

9.60 Hours 08/24/2010 unabridged
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs, a producer of the Fox television hit Bones , returns with a riveting new novel featuring America’s favorite forensic anthropologist, Tempe Brennan. The New York Times Book Review hailed the Tempe Brennan novels as a “cleverly plotted and expertly maintained series.” Spider Bones opens as Temperance Brennan is called to the scene of a drowning in Hemmingford, Quebec. The victim appears to have died while in the midst of a bizarre sexual practice. The body is identified as a man originally declared dead in 1968—the victim of a Huey crash in Vietnam. Tempe exhumes the soldier’s corpse from his grave in North Carolina and flies with the remains to Hawaii for a reanalysis of the bones. But it’s not long before another set of remains are found with the first victim’s dog tags tangled amongst them. There are now two unidentified bodies—both with strange connections. Meanwhile, the Honolulu medical examiner asks Tempe for help with remains found offshore—from yet another victim. Is it the victim of a shark attack? Or something much more sinister…

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A New York Times bestseller

#1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs, a producer of the Fox television hit Bones , returns with a riveting new novel featuring America’s favorite forensic anthropologist, Tempe Brennan.

The New York Times Book Review hailed the Tempe Brennan novels as a “cleverly plotted and expertly maintained series.” Spider Bones opens as Temperance Brennan is called to the scene of a drowning in Hemmingford, Quebec. The victim appears to have died while in the midst of a bizarre sexual practice. The body is identified as a man originally declared dead in 1968—the victim of a Huey crash in Vietnam. Tempe exhumes the soldier’s corpse from his grave in North Carolina and flies with the remains to Hawaii for a reanalysis of the bones. But it’s not long before another set of remains are found with the first victim’s dog tags tangled amongst them. There are now two unidentified bodies—both with strange connections. Meanwhile, the Honolulu medical examiner asks Tempe for help with remains found offshore—from yet another victim. Is it the victim of a shark attack? Or something much more sinister…

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Reichs, who once again uses her own scientific knowledge to enhance a complex plot and continually developing characters, delivers a whopper of a final twist.” Publishers Weekly
“Narrator Linda Emond proves to be a flexible narrator who is able to make the occasional flood of scientific jargon sound compelling. But the complicated plot requires the listener’s full attention. Emond is equally adept at bringing to life the car chases, shootings, and other exciting action that takes place outside the lab.”  AudioFile
Fans of the television series Bones, based on Reich’s life and career, will note plenty of differences between the show and the novels, but they will find that Brennan on the page still offers much to enjoy. Fans of the books, of course, will soon be stampeding to the library to secure their copies.”  Booklist

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Author Bio: Kathy Reichs

Kathy Reichs is a forensic anthropologist for the province of Quebec. She was vice president of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, serves on the Canadian National Police Services Advisory Council, and is certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. Her debut novel, Déjà Dead, was a New York Times bestseller and won the 1997 Ellis Award for Best First Novel. Her work is the inspiration for the highly successful television drama Bones. Dr. Reichs divides her time between Charlotte and Montreal.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Runtime: 9.60
Audience: Adult
Language: English