The first Temperance Brennan book. TB is asked to look at some human remains which have taken so long to be discovered that her skills as a forensic anthropologist are required. She suspects that there may be a link between the body she's looking at and other murder victims - in fact, maybe a serial killer's responsible... but the police don't want to know.
I'd read Fatal Voyage some time ago and I thought it was OK-ish I think. This one felt a bit more immature (or maybe that's just because I know it's her first): she seemed to try and fit too much into this story, and a lot of it was cliched. E.g.
I think she'd be better off (and maybe this is what she does in the later books) sticking to the forensic anthropologist line rather than trying to make out she's Kinsey Milhone as well.
Completed : 06-Mar-2010