Saturday, August 23, 2014

Swamp Bones: A Novella (Temperance Brennan #16.5) by Kathy Reichs


Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan returns in a chilling eBook original novella from #1 New York Timesbestselling author Kathy Reichs. In the prequel to Reichs’s upcoming thriller Bones Never Lie, Tempe takes a much-needed vacation—but murder follows wherever she goes.
Although a trip to Florida is supposed to be about rest and relaxation, there’s no such thing as a day off for Dr. Temperance Brennan. She has come to visit her friend, a dedicated ornithologist who’s researching the threat that intrusive Burmese pythons pose to indigenous bird species in the Everglades. While sorting through the stomach of an eighteen-foot specimen, they make a disturbing discovery: bones that are unmistakably human. And when Tempe spots the telltale signs of murder by a very different kind of predator, she’s drawn into a case with its roots in the darkest depths of the swamp.
My review:
The opening line “March. Barely spring, yet the unseasonable Florida humidity made me feel like I’d disembarked from my flight into a Rottweiler’s mouth.” sets the tone for the story in a way that I absolutely could picture.   Tempe is thrown into another unusual case while visiting a colleague for a short vacation.  But even on vacation Tempe finds herself ass deep in alligators (couldn’t resist) when she discovers human bones inside the python her friend is doing a necropsy on. 
We then get to take a trip through the Everglades and learn about the threat that pythons and Boa’s have become in the swamp.  But intrepid Tempe doesn’t let even snakes and alligators stop her from finding justice for the dead. 
This is a quick enjoyable read to tide me over until the release of Bones Never Lie.

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