The latest gripping thriller from world-class forensic anthropologist, Kathy Reichs, bestselling author of MONDAY MOURNING and CROSS BONES.
It's the second-to-last day of archaeological field school. Dr Temperance Bernnan's students are working on a site of prehistoric graves on Dewees, a barrier island north of Charleston, South Carolina, when a much more recent burial is uncovered in a shallow grave off a lonely beach.
The skeleton is articulated, the bone fresh and the vertebrae still connected by soft-tissue by soft tissue; the remains are encased in rotted fabric and topped by wisps of pale, blond hair - a recent burial, and a case Tempe must take.
Dental remains and skeletal gender and race indicators suggest that the deceased is middle-aged white male - but who was he? Why was he buried in a clandestine grave? And what does the unusual fracture of the sixth cervical verebra signify?
While Tempe is trying to piece together the evidence, her personal life is thrown into turmoil. When a bullet - intended, perhaps fro her - puts her estranged husband Pete in hospital, Tempe's unexpectedly emotional response complicates her relationship with Detective Andrew Ryan.
But before long, another body is discovered - and Tempe finds herself drawn deeper into a shocking and chilling investigation, set to challenge her entire view of humanity.....
Break No Bones
Random House Australia
Author: Kathy Reichs
ISBN: 043401043X / 9780434010431