Death Du Jour

Death Du Jour

Book - 1999
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One recent skeleton among ancient bones raises questions--and danger--for forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan in this newly repackaged thriller from New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs.

Tempe Brennan is stuck teaching an archaeology field school for students at UNCC in Charleston, South Carolina.

When she stumbles upon a recent skeleton among the ancient bones, she starts asking questions. She's the expert they might have called in, but lucky for the local police she's already there. The skeleton leads her to a free street clinic where patients have begun to go missing, and some have wound up dead. What is going on and who is to blame? The charismatic televangelist who oversees the clinic? The shady doctor who practices there? Or is it the clinic staff?

Ryan is in Montreal, though he may come down for a visit. If he does, Tempe will have to juggle him and Detective Galiano, an old flame, who is in town investigating the disappearance of wealthy young woman. This is a phenomenally high stakes business where one dead body can save a couple of lives, maybe more. Along with the corpses, Tempe investigates the sick moral logic of the mastermind behind the operation.

Kathy Reichs has returned Tempe to America and put her in the middle of a sinister trafficking ring that's local and global. The suspense is intense, and the world is riveting. Kathy Reichs's books are expert, smart, with a taut energy, and this is her best plot and best writing ever.
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books ; Simon & Schuster, c1999.
ISBN: 9781501105623
Characteristics: 379 pages


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Oct 10, 2019

Very slow. I want to like this series because I love Bones on TV. It's hard to find the hook.

Feb 02, 2017

Second book in the series is so much better than Deja Dead, her first. Get's complicated as multiple threads of murders begin to cascade. Hard to follow at times especially since I read in 30-45 minute bursts. Temperance Brennan has to perform quite the juggling act, often at the edge (or perhaps slightly over) of having a hysterical nervous breakdown. I think a little medication might have helped. A long book but worth the time.

Sep 18, 2013

Another good book (#2) in this series. The only thing I can say I don't like so much is the sometimes overly long descriptions of the science but I know Kathy Reichs is dedicated to getting the science right. However, sometimes it's so obviously for the reader. Tempe asks questions I gotta think she already knows the answer to. Oh well. I like these books a lot so far. So many readers on Goodreads are upset or bothered that the books are not like the TV series (Bones, which is loosely based on these books), but I have not seen, nor intend to see the series and so am not bothered by that. Just be warned if you like Bones, you might not like the books as much because the characters/setting etc. are different.

Sep 10, 2013

A very good author! Lots of intrigue in her stories.. She, often, has several stories going at the same time.. I recommend her books..

Feb 03, 2012

This is book two for Kathy Reich. I have read about 10 of her books. While this book started out as very interesting, I was very disappointed with the last 20 pages where she lost me. The finish was simply not up to her standards. Senior Doctor-at-Bass! D. A.

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Feb 25, 2010

Kathy Reichs has a way of turning a phrase that makes you chuckle even as you're reading of a murder scene. She keeps you turning the page. She has a formula that works but sometimes the formula gets in the way. Her character Tempe Brennan is a smart woman who seems to make stupid decisions just so the plot can move forward. That is a minor complaint though. An enjoyable, quick read.

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Jan 11, 2012

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Aug 26, 2017

But if any of these psycho charlatans get off the bus in my town, the reckoning will be swift and certain.


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