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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (10,358 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kathy Reichs Narrator: Michele Pawk Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged 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?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A spirited rival to The Da Vinci Code… Reichs is in top form.” 

    Sunday Times (London)

  • “Such bloody good beach reading.” 

    USA Today

  • “Likely to leave you with the shivers of an ice storm.” 


  • “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…The plot is based on a number of real-life anthropological mysteries, and fans of such will have a good time.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Kimberley | 2/10/2014

    " I thought this might get better, but I struggled to get into this book. I felt there could have been more twists and turns, but fell a bit flat for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Joseph Benjamin | 2/1/2014

    " Hmmm, well my feelings about this book are mixed. Yes, it was largely based on archaeological and anthropological facts and recent (within the last 60 years) expeditions and discoveries. Yes, in that regard it was better than the DaVinci Code by Dan Brown. However, the book gave a great buildup with the main storyline, but was a huge let down when it came time to wrap it up and connect all the dots. It's as if she got to the end and decided she was just as tired of writing it as I was of reading it and then just ended it real quick to put the book and everyone else out of there misery. I enjoyed the book because of what the story was developing into, unfortunately I didn't enjoy the book because of how it ended. It was very rushed. Not one of my favorites... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dana | 1/28/2014

    " Thought it was better than The Da Vinci Code. I really like Temperance her main character. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sherri Vigil | 1/27/2014

    " Not sure what happened here. Not the best in the series. Wont stop me from reading the next one! "

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