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By Kathy Reichs

Number one New York instances bestselling writer Kathy Reichs returns along with her 16th riveting novel that includes forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan, whose exam of a tender lady killed in successful and run in North Carolina triggers an research into foreign human trafficking.

When Charlotte police realize the physique of a teenage woman alongside a desolate stretch of two-lane street, Temperance Brennan fears the worst. The girl’s physique indicates indicators of foul play. within her handbag police locate the identification card of a widespread neighborhood businessman, John-Henry tale, who died in a awful flea industry fireplace months previous. used to be the lady an unlawful immigrant turning methods? used to be she murdered?

The health worker has additionally requested Tempe to ascertain a package of Peruvian puppy mummies confiscated via U.S. Customs. A wasteland typhoon veteran named Dominick Rockett stands accused of smuggling the items into the rustic. may possibly there be a few connection among the trafficking of antiquitiesand the trafficking of humans?

As the case deepens, Tempe should also grapple with own turmoil. Her daughter Katy, grieving the loss of life of her boyfriend in Afghanistan, abruptly enlists within the military. As strain mounts from all corners, Tempe quickly reveals herself on the middle of a conspiracy that extends the entire approach from South the USA, to Afghanistan, and correct to the heart of Charlotte. “A genius at construction suspense” (Daily News, New York), Kathy Reichs is at her tremendous top during this exciting novel.

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