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Author: Kathy Reichs Narrator: Linda Emond Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Temperance Brennan Series Release Date: August 2010 ISBN: 9781442304352
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Don’t miss this “whopper” (Publishers Weekly) of a thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs in her “cleverly plotted” (The New York Times) Temperance Brennan series, the inspiration for the hit FOX television series Bones.

John Lowery was declared dead in 1968—the victim of a Huey crash in Vietnam, his body buried long ago in North Carolina. Four decades later, Temperance Brennan is called to the scene of a drowning in Hemmingford, Quebec. The victim appears to have died while in the midst of a bizarre sexual practice. The corpse is later identified as John Lowery. But how could Lowery have died twice, and how did an American soldier end up in Canada?

Tempe sets off for the answer, exhuming Lowery’s grave in North Carolina and taking the remains to Hawaii for reanalysis—to the headquarters of JPAC, the US military’s Joint POW/ MIA Accounting Command, which strives to recover Americans who have died in past conflicts. In Hawaii, Tempe is joined by her colleague and ex-lover Detective Andrew Ryan (how “ex” is he?) and by her daughter, who is recovering from her own tragic loss. Soon another set of remains is located, with Lowery’s dog tags tangled among them. Three bodies—all identified as Lowery.

And then Tempe is contacted by Hadley Perry, Honolulu’s flamboyant medical examiner, who needs help identifying the remains of an adolescent boy found offshore. Was he the victim of a shark attack? Or something much more sinister? Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Reichs, who once again uses her own scientific knowledge to enhance a complex plot and continually developing characters, delivers a whopper of a final twist.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Fans of the television series Bones, based on Reich's life and career, will note plenty of differences between the show and the novels, but they will find that Brennan on the page still offers much to enjoy. Fans of the books, of course, will soon be stampeding to the library to secure their copies.”


  • “Linda Emond proves to be a flexible narrator who is able to make the occasional flood of scientific jargon sound compelling…Emond is equally adept at bringing to life the car chases, shootings, and other exciting action that takes place outside the lab.”


  • ANew York Times bestseller

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 5/18/2011

    " A typical Kathy Reichs mystery, but somehow it feels more contrived than some of her previous works. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean | 5/18/2011

    " I will read anything Kathy Reichs writes "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 5/17/2011

    " This book was a fun read. I really like a murder mystery and this one didn't disappoint. There was some foul language...but there wasn't any sex. Great story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 5/8/2011

    " The TV show Bones is based on the books by Kathy Reichs. I have never seen the show, but I really enjoy her books about forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennon. All of these mysteries are intelligent, well written and entertaining. This is not a series that you must start at the beginning.

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colleen | 5/5/2011

    " It was ok...lots of big "medical-like" words, came together a little to "nicely" at the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 5/4/2011

    " Kathy Reichs' books are always full of suspense and keep you turning pages. I found Spider Bones hard to put down and ended up reading it in a couple of days! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kiranerys | 5/3/2011

    " Meh. After a good Temperance Brennan novel by Kathy Reichs a boring one must follow. Or so it seems.

    More back and forth between Temp and Ryan and the case didn't grip me at all.

    Oh well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Geri | 5/1/2011

    " I figured out way too early that Reggie switched
    places with Spider. (I like the TV show Brennan much better) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/26/2011

    " Found it more confusing than her other books - too many characters and what was basically a simple mystery, made more complicated by artificial "cliff-hanger" endings to chapters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rayne | 4/21/2011

    " I'm still reading it, but I like it so far

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harry | 4/17/2011

    " Well-written, fast paced, good characterization. I thought the plot just a tad overly convoluted, but overall a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 4/16/2011

    " Good mystery as Brennan tries to identify a body of a man who supposedly had already died years ago in the Vietnam war. "

About the Author

Kathy Reichs is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels. Like the protagonist of her Temperance Brennan series, she is a forensic anthropologist, one of only 100 ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. A professor in the anthropology department at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, she is a former vice president of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and serves on the National Police Services Advisory Council in Canada. Hers own life, as much as her novels, is the basis for the TV show Bones.

About the Narrator

Linda Emond is an award-winning actress of stage, film, television, and audiobook narration. Her performances on Broadway earned her nominations for the Tony Award in 2003 and 2012 and for the Drama Desk Award in 1997 and 2002. She was awarded the Joseph Jefferson Award for her roles in plays at theaters in Chicago. Her film credits include roles in Julie & Julia, Dark Water, and Across the Universe, among others. Her television credits include such series as Elementary, The Good Wife, and Law & Order: SVU, as well as movies such as A Dog Named Christmas. She has narrated dozens of audiobooks, winning four Earphones Awards and being named a finalist four times for the prestigious Audie Award. In 2011 she was named by AudioFile magazine as a Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense for her reading of Flash and Bones.