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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (10,344 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kathy Reichs Narrator: Michele Paw Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Temperance Brennan Series Release Date:
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When an Orthodox Jew is found shot to death in Montreal, Temperance Brennan is called in to examine the body and to figure out the puzzling damage to the corpse. Unexpectedly, a stranger slips her a photograph of a skeleton and assures her the picture is the key to the victim's death. Before she knows it, Tempe is involved in an international mystery as old as Jesus, a mystery that could rewrite 2000 years of religious history.

Tempe learns that the stranger's picture shows bones uncovered during an archeological dig. She discovers the Montreal shooting victim ran an import business that might have fronted for the trade of black market antiquities. Along with Detective Andrew Ryan and biblical archeologist Jake Drum, Tempe travels to Israel to probe the origins of the skeleton and the ancient crypt in which it was found.

They make a startling discovery that raises radical questions about Christ's death and places them squarely in the middle of a swirling controversy. Could one of the tombs really be Christ's last resting place? Or, has someone concocted an elaborate hoax? Download and start listening now!


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  • “Such bloody good beach reading.”  

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  • “There’s nothing like a morgue mystery to brighten up a summer day.” 

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  • New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Janice | 1/31/2014

    " Kathy Reichs takes current archaeological findings, as well as the heated debate about the implications about these findings, and weaves them into another adventure for Temperance Brennan. Much of this book is set in Israel, and involves skeletal remains that some claim belong to Christ, as well as other findings which suggest a burial site for Jesus' family. I really enjoyed her use of these current issues, as well as the characters explorations that of course lead them into mortal danger. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nikki Daniel | 1/8/2014

    " Five stars because it's my absolute favorite of the Tempe books thus far...all because it's religious history and mystery which is my fave. Because I'm a nerd. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lbd | 1/4/2014

    " Not exactly like her other books. Reichs has you thinking a bit deeper on this one, while doing a bit of archeology and learning along the way. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Gill | 12/30/2013

    " I read this book to the end but I found it rather boring. The endless recapping of detail and the cardboard cutout characters made completing the book a triumph of perseverance over enjoyment. "

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