Reichs' singular heroine
is buried alive in her new Temperance Brennan adventure. As Tempe struggles to survive and escape, the events that led to her imprisonment are revealed. This method adds an underlying urgency to unfolding events. Utterly gripping!

When Tempe regains consciousness, she's tied up, wounded and realizes she's been imprisoned in a long-forgotten tomb. As she frantically looks for a way out, her memories of recent events slowly return. Tempe and her on-again, off-again lover, Lt. Andrew Ryan, travel to Chicago, accompanying bones discovered in Montreal. Tempe and Ryan believe they've discovered a serial killer in Montreal who preys on elderly women.

Meanwhile, Tempe discovers errors or missing items in her work, which concerns her. Is she really making these mistakes, or is someone trying to sabotage her? (SCRIBNER, Sep., 320 pp., $26.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith