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Fatal Voyage - Kathy Reichs
Fatal Voyage
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KATHY REICHS, whom Ann Rule calls "in a class by herself," burst onto the publishing scene with Déjà Dead, the international bestseller of which P. D. James wrote: "The strength of her novel is in the insight it gives into the scientific procedures of a murder investigation." Now, with her... show more
KATHY REICHS, whom Ann Rule calls "in a class by herself," burst onto the publishing scene with Déjà Dead, the international bestseller of which P. D. James wrote: "The strength of her novel is in the insight it gives into the scientific procedures of a murder investigation." Now, with her dazzling new forensic thriller Fatal Voyage, Reichs applies her cutting-edge scientific know-how to the probe of a heartbreaking commercial airliner crash. Temperance Brennan hears the news on her car radio. An Air TransSouth flight has gone down in the mountains of western North Carolina, taking with it eighty-eight passengers and crew. As a forensic anthropologist and a member of the regional DMORT team, Tempe rushes to the scene to assist in body recovery and identification. Tempe has seen death many times, working with the medical examiners in North Carolina and Montreal, but never has tragedy struck with such devastation. She finds a field of carnage: torsos in trees, limbs strewn among bursting suitcases and smoldering debris. Many of the dead are members of a university soccer team. Is Tempe's daughter, Katy, among them? Frantic with worry, Tempe joins colleagues from the FBI, the NTSB, and other agencies to search for explanations. Was the plane brought down by a bomb, an insurance plot, a political assassination, or simple mechanical failure? And what about the prisoner on the plane who was being extradited to Canada? Did someone want him silenced forever? Even more puzzling for Tempe is a disembodied foot found near the debris field. Tempe's microscopic analysis suggests it could not have belonged to any passenger. Whose foot is it, and where is the rest of the body? And what about the disturbing evidence Tempe discovers in the soil outside a remote mountain enclave? What secrets lie hidden there, and why are certain people eager to stop Tempe's investigation? Is she learning too much? Coming too close? With help from Montreal detective Andrew Ryan, who has his own sad reason for being at the crash, and from a very special dog named Boyd, Tempe calls upon deep reserves of courage and upon her forensic skill to uncover a shocking, multilayered tale of deceit and depravity. Written with the riveting authenticity that only world-class forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs can provide, Fatal Voyage pairs witty, elegant prose with pulse-pounding storytelling in a tour de force worthy of crime writing's new superstar.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780684859729 (0684859726)
Publisher: Heinemann
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
Series: Temperance Brennan (#4)
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4.5 Fatal Voyage by Kathy Reichs
In book four of the Temperance Breenan series we have an airline disaster. A plan filled with the male and female soccer teams goes down and the story goes from there. Temperance is brought in to help with the recovery effort but that is not the problem. The problem is while out on a walk she runs...
Wandering through fiction
Wandering through fiction rated it
3.0 Fatal Voyage
Plane crash; more in Carolina than Quebec which was a big change
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4.5 Book Review: Fatal Voyage (Tempe Brennan #4) by Kathy Reichs
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4.0
Our intrepid heroine, Dr. Temperance Brennan is once again investigating death. This time an airplane crash in North Carolina carrying 80+ passengers and most of them college students. Strangely enough, Andrew Ryan's partner, Bertran is on the plane escorting a biker prisoner back to Canada so Andr...
Retiredbear
Retiredbear rated it
4.0 Fatal Voyage
I think this is an improvement over the last book, Deadly Decisions. Ms. Reichs kept me interested in the story by giving me a story within a story. I continue to enjoy her writing style and the cast of characters. Yes, the stories are all similar in that they follow a routine of forensic science....
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