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Cross Bones: A Novel

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Written By: Kathy Reichs

Narrated By: Michele Pawk

Date: June 2005

Duration: 5 hours 0 minutes


When an Orthodox Jew is found shot to death in Montreal, Temperance Brennan is called in to examine the body and to figure out the puzzling damage to the corpse. Unexpectedly, a stranger slips her a photograph of a skeleton and assures her the picture is the key to the victim's death. Before she knows it, Tempe is involved in an international mystery as old as Jesus, a mystery that could rewrite 2000 years of religious history.
Tempe learns that the stranger's picture shows bones uncovered during an archeological dig. She discovers the Montreal shooting victim ran an import business that might have fronted for the trade of black market antiquities. Along with Detective Andrew Ryan and biblical archeologist Jake Drum, Tempe travels to Israel to probe the origins of the skeleton and the ancient crypt in which it was found.
They make a startling discovery that raises radical questions about Christ's death and places them squarely in the middle of a swirling controversy. Could one of the tombs really be Christ's last resting place? Or, has someone concocted an elaborate hoax?


  • victoria Amirault

    boring not thriller like i wanted. i want a edge of your pants kind of book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Jill V.

    A story line but the constant "he said" - "she said" started to irritate me. I

  • Kori B.

    Like the book, the narrator not so much.

  • heather m

    I am never disappointed. I loved it. I started reading her books only two weeks ago and can't stop.

  • kukaboo

    I just thought the book was okay. It did not contain enough suspense for me. The reader did do a very good job, but I was expecting more thrill from the story.

  • Scott

    I found this book unexciting, predictable, slow, and packed with inconsequential details. It's constant and inappropriate attempts at humor failed and only further distracted me from the story. The action takes place mostly in Israel, but I get the impression that the author's knowledge of the country comes from a half-week long sightseeing trip and a couple of photos. I learned much more about Temperance Brennan's cat and bird than I did about Israel. The narrator is very talented, but she sounds like she makes most of her money doing punchy, upbeat commercials for cute ladies' clothing. She "sells" the lines too much and sounds less like a real person and more like an actor pretending to be a real person. Overall I was extraordinarily unimpressed and recommend this audiobook to nobody.

  • Marci Calloway

    I didn't like this book at all. Hard to follow and I couldn't finish it. I normally will finish a book whether I like it or not but this one I couldn't even finish.

  • Cindy S.

    If you are a fan of Kathy Reichs you will enjoy this book but if you are like me you probably won't remember what it was about. The best part for me is envisioning David Boreanz's (Booth on the TV show) face whenever the male lead, Ryan, is key to the narrative.

  • Anonymous

    This book is ok. It's very technical.Parts are hard to follow.

  • Karyn

    I learned a lot about archeology in this book but some of it was just so repitive it almost lost me

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