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A Conspiracy of Bones
2018
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs ratchets up the suspense as forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan fights to crack her most chilling case yet.
 
Temperance Brennan is stressed. Following her boyfriend’s marriage proposal, she’s finally agreed to move in with him. Her mother is planning the mother of all weddings.

And her beloved boss has died a tragic death. His replacement still smolders over Tempe’s criticism of her from years earlier and exiles Tempe from the lab.

Then a friend tips off Tempe that a mutilated corpse has been found. Identity unknown. Cause of death unclear. Though the body lacks a face, hands, and organs, her new boss refuses to ask Tempe for a consult.

Tempe vows to discover the truth, but the clues she discovers are disturbing and confusing. Was the faceless man a spy? A trafficker? A target for assassination by the government? And why was he carrying the name of a child missing for almost a decade?

The more she uncovers, the darker and more twisted the picture becomes. . . . - (Random House, Inc.)

Author Biography

Kathy Reichs is the author of nineteen New York Times bestselling novels and the co-author, with her son, Brendan Reichs, of six novels for young adults. Like the protagonist of her Temperance Brennan series, Reichs is a forensic anthropologist—one of fewer than one hundred ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. A professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, she is a former vice president of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Reichs’s own life, as much as her novels, is the basis for the TV show Bones, one of the longest-running series in the history of the Fox network. - (Random House, Inc.)

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Having inspired Fox's longest-running series ever, forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan returns with a host of unexpected upheavals. Her boyfriend has proposed marriage, her boss has died, and the resentful new woman on top is keeping Temperance out of the lab. She won't even let her examine the faceless, handless, organless body recently discovered, but does that stop Temperance?

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