Tajne grobnica (Temperance Brennan #5)
For the innocents:
New York, New York
September 11, 2001
I have touched their bones. I mourn for them.
For those not yet familiar with this ambitious author, Reichs, like the character in her books, Tempe Brennan, is a forensic anthropologist for the North Carolina medical examiner. She also works for the Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légals in Quebec, and...more
Forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan is in Guatemala working to excavate a decades-old mass grave and identify the bodies buried there, when she is asked to help local police with their investigation into the disappearance of four young women. Is there a serial killer on the loose? Why is the DA hampering the investigation? What is the Canadian ambassador’s wife hiding? Is the local detective truly interested in her – in a personal way – or is she imagin...more
We eagerly dived into this fifth book about forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, having thoroughly enjoyed the earlier four stories about her crime solving from a rather different perspective. From the study of bones, sometimes long buried skeletons, Tempe, as in real life does author Dr. Kathy Reichs, is usually able to determine age, race, and gender of the victim; often the means and manner of death; and sometimes even enough...more
The plot is intriguing and intelligently thought out. Oh, if it could have only stopped there, we would of had a grand ole' time. The subplots were so abrupt and interwoven so carelessly, you have to keep checking back to make sure your reading the right book. The subplo...more
I have noticed that theme in some of the previous Tempe Brennan novels. No matter where mystery or work takes here, somehow it always ties back to Canada. Fatal Voyage bucked that trend, but this one goes right back to it. It's not that I mind her being based primarily in Canada even though she's a Carolina...more
A harrowing excavation unearths a chilling tragedy never laid to rest....more
They are “the disappeared,” twenty-three massacre victims buried in a well in the Guatemalan village of Chupan Ya two decades ago. Leading a team of experts on a meticulous, heartbreaking dig, Tempe Brennan pieces together the violence of the past. But a fresh wave of terror begins when the horrific sounds of a fatal attack on two colleagues come in on a blood-chilling satellite call.
I have always loved the books that have been produced by Kathy Reichs I think she is a very talented writer and her contributions to the television series 'Bones' are quite substantial. This book in particular I found really gripping, it didn't take me long to read at all. The true involvement of Brennan in the Guatemala government through her expertise is highly gripping. The idea that it isn't something that is generally done and all the red tape that she faces to get the evidence s...more
Tempe je s přáteli v Guatemale, kde se snaží identifikovat a vykopat ostatky vesničanů, kteří byli zmasakrováni během roku 1982. Převážně se jedná o ženy a děti, což je pro Tempe opravdu těžké, protože si dokáže představit tu hrůzu, kterou prožív...more
ที่มีนางเอก คือ ดร.เทมเพอร์แรนส์ เบรนแนน
แต่นิสัยใจคอ และการทำงานจริงๆ ก็ต่างกันนะ
ในเวอร์ชั่นนิยายเบรนแนนดูเป็นคนปกติ มีหัวใจ มีความรู้สึก
แต่ถามว่าสนุกมั้ย ก็ยังสนุกนะ ในส่วนของเนื้อเรื่อง
Nevertheless it is an interesting story. Brenna...more
Reichs is of course the author of the Temperance Brennan series, which became the TV show, "Bones." In this novel, Tempe is on leave from her paying jobs in Quebec and NC. She is working in Guatemala as part of a human rights team identifying the remains of massacred villagers. Corrupt government officials complicate the team's mission, and two investigators are attacked. Meanwhile a local law enforcement detective call...more
I have been following this series for a very long time and for one reason or another I missed “Grave Secrets” the library had it so I seized the opportunity.
This story takes us from the familiar American and Canadian locations to a village in Guatemala. Between 1962 and 1996 during the country’s civil war, a bloody massacre occurred and thousands of souls lost their lives. The story echoes Ms. Reichs’ real life experience when she was asked to be part of an...more
In Kathy Reichs's fifth novel, Grave Secrets, forensic anthropologist Dr. Tempe Brennan has traveled to Guatemala as a worker for the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology...more
Let's see...is a newly introduced "known them forever" character killed/maimed? Check! Is Brennan's life in mortal danger? Check! Has she started taking any precautions at all to ensure her safety? Oh hell no!
Brennan is in Guatemala to help identify victims of their civil war ('62-96...more
It was a summer morning in 1982 when soldiers ravaged the village of Chupan Ya, raping and killing women and children. Twenty-three victims are said to lie in the well where, twenty years later, Dr. Temperance Brennan and a team from the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation now dig. No records were kept. To their families, the dead are "the disappeared."
Forensic anthropologist for the medical examiners in North Carolina and Montreal, Tempe is in Guatemala for a
Having begun college as a Biology major (athough I switched to Computer Science later), and with health care professionals in my family, I enjoyed the scientific/medical aspects of solving the mysteries, in these stories. In this book, "Grave Secrets", I also was inte...more