I love Kathy Reichs Books!
Flash and Bones is the 14th book in the Temperance Brennan series.
“In the run up to the biggest NASCAR race week of the year, Dr Temperance Brennan is called to a landfill site backing onto the Charlotte speedway track in North Carolina. Someone has discovered a barrel of hardened asphalt with a human hand poking through the top.With the country’s press trained on Charlotte, it is up to Tempe to try to release and identify the body in the barrel. But there is more than one potential victim: the brother of a girl who went missing with her boyfriend ten years before comes forward, and the trail he sets in motion leads Tempe to one of America’s largest fascist organisations. But before she can discover anything, the FBI confiscate the body and destroy it. What terrible secret could they be hiding? As tension at the speedway mounts, Tempe tries to unravel the conspiracy of lies surrounding the missing couple, the body in the barrel, and the horrific death at the track of yet another victim…”
This book was set in Charlotte and also linked slightly to the book Virals I have written about before. This book focused on the crime, whereas previous books have also developed the relationships of the main characters. I missed one character, but understand why the character was not present in this story. It was nice to see Tempe on her own and how she gets on without the regular characters there all the way through.
Kathy Reichs knows what she is doing and talking about. The adventure of the books is an added bonus and keeps the pace fast. I couldn’t put the book down and that to me is what makes a good book. I would also read it again as well as carry on the series.
If you like fast paced crime with the science explained read Kathy Reichs!