Sunday, October 25, 2009

Cross Bones by Kathy Reichs

Book Details
Cross Bones by Kathy Reichs
Paperback, 496 pages
2006, Pocket Star
ISBN: 0743453026
Series: Book 8 in the Temperance Brennan series

Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Tempe" Brennan gets caught in mysteries past and present when she's called in to determine if illegal antiquities dealer Avram Ferris's gunshot death is murder or suicide. An acquaintance of Avram suggests the former: he hands Tempe a photograph of a skeleton, taken in Israel in 1963, and insists it's the reason Avram is dead. Tempe's longtime boyfriend, Quebecois detective Andrew Ryan, is also involved with the case, so the duo head to Israel where they attempt to solve the murder and a mystery revolving around a first-century tomb that may contain the remains of the family of Jesus Christ. This find threatens the worldwide Christian community, the Israeli and Jewish hierarchy and numerous illegal antiquity dealers, any of whom might be out to kill Tempe and Ryan. Not that Tempe notices.

I like the Temperance Brennan novels more when they are set in the south, than when they are set in Canada. I enjoy them less when the character travels to foreign lands. The religious tones in this book were a little more than my agnostic mind could manage. I had to really struggle to remember the bible teachings of my youth to follow some of what was going on.



1 comment :

  1. I LOVE these books, though they confuse me often! I also prefer them when they're set in NC.