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Just as the smash television series, Bones, keeps viewers glued to their TV screens, the show’s producer—forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs—holds us captive with her internationally bestselling mystery series starring Temperance Brennan. Devil Bones, the eleventh book in the series, features Reichs’ signature blend of awe-inspiring science and surprising plot twists, as Tempe encounters a deadly mix of devil worship and ritual sacrifice on her quest to identify two young victims.
In a house under renovation in Charlotte, North Carolina, a plumber discovers a hidden cellar—a chamber of horrors in which forensic pathologist Tempe Brennan finds some grisly remains: the skull of a teenage girl, several decapitated chickens and two cauldrons containing beads, feathers, bones and other relics. Add this to the torso of an adolescent boy found in the Catawba River, and the headless, naked body of a young man with an inverted pentagon carved in his chest, and Tempe suspects a nasty connection.
As she contends with a radio pundit who’s stirring public outrage against wiccans and satanists, the bodies keep piling up. Some bad juju’s going on, and Tempe may have a devil of a time tracking the killer.
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