After suffering a tragic loss, forensic anthropologist Diane Fallon changes careers and takes a job at Georgia's RiverTrail Museum of Natural History, where someone tries to sabotage her new exhibition.

Diane's past comes calling when old friend and former lover Detective Frank Duncan requests a favor. Friends of his, the Boones, are concerned about their missing teenage daughter, Star. They fear her boyfriend has killed her and want an opinion on a bone found in the woods. While an examination reveals the bone is unlikely to be Star's, soon after the entire Boone family is murdered. Like it or not, Diane is now deeply involved in a deadly, dangerous case. Someone killed the Boones to conceal the truth about another killing.

The launch of this riveting new mystery series shows that Connor is without doubt one of the best suspense writers in the field today. If intense suspense with fascinating forensic details entices you, you won't be disappointed. (Dec., 400 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith