Bones of the Lost

Bones of the Lost

eBook - 2013
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Temperance Brennan investigates the connections between a long-dead business man, the smuggling of mummified dogs from Peru, and the death of a teenage girl killed in a hit and run. When she discovers a human trafficking enterprise at the center of it all, the scope of the case extends from South America to Afghanistan. And Tempe's soon-to-be ex might have connections that run to the very heart of the trafficking ring.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2013
ISBN: 9781439112830
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Dec 31, 2018

For the third time, dipping into a series I read and enjoyed in the past resulted in a let down (previously experienced this with Jeffrey Deaver and Sue Grafton). Have I changed? The authors? I do not recall having such a negative reaction to the main character in Reich's series in the past. Brennan's derisive dismissal of some women (Pete's fiancee, the convenience store clerk) was completely at odds with her compassion for the victim of apparent hit and run. The examples of hyperbole were grating. The caricatures that were Slidell and Dew were lazy and disappointing. Nevertheless, I did begin to prioritize this one over the other two books to which I was listening (different books in different rooms). The epilogue was the best part, with data about human trafficking that brought tears to my eyes.

Jan 25, 2016

A good read that moved along with a lot of fast paced action. Deciphering or reading the explanation of the acronyms slowed it a little.

Oct 15, 2015

The usual good fare from Reichs involving Temperance. A good read.

Jul 25, 2014

When I started reading this, I didn't think I would enjoy it but it turned out to be pretty good. Fast paced, interesting characters. Brought in the subject of human trafficking that is a real problem world-wide.

Wasn't a huge fan of this book. The plot was meh and I too found that there was A LOT of military terms that I didn't really care to read or learn about.

Mar 23, 2014

I found this book poor in comparison to her earlier novels. I felt she was trying to make a plot from too many amazing coincidences, using police & military jargon in a less than convincing way, lecturing on forensic points rather than working them naturally into the story, and lastly the love triangle parts about Ryan and Pete felt like awkward last minute add-ons & did not add to the story.

Feb 20, 2014

Find forensic science fascinating!

Jan 15, 2014

An average read at best. Far too much military jargon. This series is getting stale and the "love triangle" is getting very boring.

samdog123 Jan 05, 2014

Another excellent title in the Temperance Brennan series. I never get tired of reading this series--Kathy Reichs always researches her subject matter so well and chooses contemporary themes. This storyline deals with human trafficking and certainly educated me on this issue.

Dec 31, 2013

Kathy Reichs's latest novel about Temperance Brennan is a good one. I thought there was less "lecturing" than usual which was great. Her last couple of novels are more action-packed. There's still science but not so much and not so dry. Maybe she has accepted that her loyal readers have learned a bit about what she does. This one has some interesting stuff about the US military in Afghanistan and nicely pulls together all the cases Tempe is juggling.

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Jul 08, 2014

Bad people doing bad things to other people. Hopefully to other bad people.

Jul 08, 2014

Mess with the Corps and you'll rest in peace.


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