Grave Secrets

Grave Secrets

Paperback - 2003
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"Fans of TV's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation should be in heaven" ( People ) stepping into the world of forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan, star of Kathy Reichs' electrifyingly authentic bestsellers.

A harrowing excavation unearths a chilling tragedy never laid to rest.

They are "the disappeared," twenty-three massacre victims buried in a well in the Guatemalan village of Chupan Ya two decades ago. Leading a team of experts on a meticulous, heartbreaking dig, Tempe Brennan pieces together the violence of the past. But a fresh wave of terror begins when the horrific sounds of a fatal attack on two colleagues come in on a blood-chilling satellite call. Teaming up with Special Crimes Investigator Bartolomé Galiano and Montreal detective Andrew Ryan, Tempe quickly becomes enmeshed in the cases of four privileged young women who have vanished from Guatemala City -- and finds herself caught in deadly territory where power, money, greed, and science converge.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto, Ont. : Pocket Star Books, 2003, c2002
Edition: First Pocket Books pbk. edition
ISBN: 9780671028381
Characteristics: xii, 366 pages :,map ;,18 cm.


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One of the more interesting books by this author. She has interesting material to work with but she is not a great writer. I find her protagonist, Temp, unappealing as a character, self centred and short tempered.

Oct 29, 2018


Sep 27, 2013

A pretty good entry in the Temperance Brennan, forensic anthropoligist series. Tempe is in Guatemala excavating graves from genocidal killings of Mayan indians and finds herself also involved in the cases of some missing young women. This one moved a little slowly for me but picked up towards the end and I ended up liking it quite a bit.

Jun 04, 2013

One of my favorites from the series!!!

Jul 27, 2012

I've enjoyed all the book by Kathy Reichs that I've read so far. I much prefer the book version of Temperance Brennan to the one in the TV show Bones.

Jul 01, 2012

This time Tempe is working in Guatemala where years before atrocities were committed by the Guatemalan army. She is working to dig up and ID a group of the "disappeared" but she also gets pulled into another investigation into a possible serial murderer. Another good, quick read by Reichs.

Apr 02, 2011


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