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The key to a modern murder lies in the sands of history. Examining a badly decomposed corpse is de rigueur for forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan. But puzzling damage on the body of a shooting victim, an Orthodox Jewish man, suggests this is no ordinary Montreal murder. When a stranger slips Tempe a photograph of a skeleton unearthed at an archaeological site, Tempe uncovers chilling ties between the dead man and secrets long buried in the dust of Israel. Traveling there with Detective Andrew Ryan, Tempe plunges into an international mystery as old as Jesus, and centered on the controversial discovery of Christ's tomb. Has a mastermind lured her into an elaborate hoax? If not, Tempe may be on the brink of rewriting two thousand years of history -- if she can survive the foes dead set on burying her.
Receiving mysterious clues about a shooting murder in Montreal, Tempe Brennan wonders if the victim may have been a Jewish black market antiquities trader and teams up with detective Andrew Ryan and biblical archaeologist Jake Drum for a dangerous investigation in Israel. By the author of
Monday Mourning. Reprint.
Number of Pages: 459
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Forensic, Mystery + Crime, Suspense
Publisher: Pocket Books
Author: Kathy Reichs
Street Date: May 23, 2006
Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-8658
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