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#1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs’s twenty-second high-stakes thriller featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan who, following a series of bizarre disappearances on the islands of Turks and Caicos, enters a sinister labyrinth in which a new technology may wreak worldwide havoc.

Called in to examine what is left of a person thought to have been struck by lightning, Tempe traces an unusual tattoo to its source and is soon embroiled in a much larger case. Young men—tourists—have been disappearing on the islands of Turks and Caicos. Seven years earlier, the first victim was found in a strange location with his left hand hacked off; subsequently, two other visitors vanished without a trace. But recently, tantalizing leads have emerged and only Tempe can unravel them.

Maddeningly, the victims seem to have nothing in common—other than the odd places where their bodies turn up, and the fact that none seems likely to have been involved in criminal activity. Do these attacks have something to do with the islands’ seething culture of gang violence? Tempe isn’t so sure. Disturbingly, she discovers evidence that what’s at stake may have global significance.

It isn’t long before the sound of a ticking clock grows menacingly loud. Then Tempe herself becomes a target.

About The Author

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Kathy Reichs’s first novel Déjà Dead, published in 1997, won the Ellis Award for Best First Novel and was an international bestseller. Fire and Bones is Reichs’s twenty-third novel featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan. Reichs was also a producer of Fox Television’s longest running scripted drama, Bones, which was based on her work and her novels. One of very few forensic anthropologists certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, Reichs divides her time between Charlotte, North Carolina, and Charleston, South Carolina. Visit her at KathyReichs.com or follow her on X @KathyReichs, Instagram @KathyReichs, or Facebook @KathyReichsBooks. 

About The Reader

Linda Emond has been nominated for three Tony Awards for her work in Cabaret, Death of a Salesman, and Life x 3. For her work off-Broadway, she is the recipient of a Lucille Lortel Award and an Obie. Television credits include Lodge 49, The Good Wife, Succession, and The Gilded Age. Film credits include Gemini ManThe Big Sick, Across the Universe, and Julie & Julia.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio (August 1, 2023)
  • Runtime: 9 hours and 22 minutes
  • ISBN13: 9781797154848

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Raves and Reviews

"Linda Emond masterfully portrays Temperance Brennan in the latest Reichs novel. Emond captures the astute forensic anthropologist in a calm tone. She deftly navigates the plethora of accents, adding to the sense of place in this international police procedural. The story begins with an unexpected storm hitting the Montreal area as Tempe and her beau, Ryan, are on the water, watching a fireworks display. As a result of the storm, Tempe is pulled into a possible lightning-strike case. She is introduced to Detective Musgrove from Turks and Caicos, who comes to identify the body. Tempe is told about an expansive unsolved case there and heads south to help. Plenty of red herrings add to this twisty, immersive thriller."

– AudioFile Magazine

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