was a summer morning in 1982 when soldiers ravaged the village of Chupan Ya,
raping and killing women and children. Twenty-three victims are said to lie in
the well when Dr. Temperance Brennan and the team from the Guatemalan Forensic
Anthropology Foundation now dig. No records were kept. To their families, the
dead are "the disappeared."
team is packing up for the day when an urgent satellite call comes in. Two
colleagues are under attack. Shots ring out, and Tempe listens in horror to a
woman’s screams. Then there is silence. Dead silence.
this new violence, Tempe is asked by the Guatemalan police for her expertise on
another case. Four privileged young women have vanished from Guatemala City in
recent months. One is the Canadian’s ambassador’s daughter. Some remains have
turned up in the septic tank. Unfortunately, Tempe knows septic tanks.
with Special Crimes Investigator Bartolomé Galiano, and with Montreal detective
Andrew Ryan, Tempe soon finds herself in a dangerous web that stretches far
beyond Guatemala’s borders. As power, money, greed, and science converge, Tempe
must make life-altering choices.
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