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Flash and Bones - Temperance Brennan Book 14 (original 2011; edition 2011)

by Kathy Reichs (Author)

Series: Temperance Brennan (14)

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"A body is found in a barrel of asphalt next to Lowes Motor Speedway near Charlotte just as 200,000 fans are pouring into town for race week. The next day, a NASCAR crew member shares with Tempe a devastating story. Twelve years earlier his sister, Cyndi Gamble, then a high school senior who wanted to be a professional racecar driver, disappeared along with her boyfriend, Cale Lovette. Lovette kept company with a group of right wing extremists known as the Patriot Posse. Is the body Cyndi's? Or Cale's? At the time of their disappearance, the FBI joined the investigation, but the search was quickly terminated. As Tempe is considering multiple theories, including an FBI cover-up, a surprising, secret substance is found with the body, leaving Tempe to wonder what exactly the government was up to..."--… (more)
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Title:Flash and Bones - Temperance Brennan Book 14
Authors:Kathy Reichs (Author)
Info:Scribner (2011), Edition: Reprint, 290 pages
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  BooksInMirror | Feb 19, 2024 |
(2011)Brennan is called in on the discovery of bones in a barrel covered with asphalt next to the Charlotte NASCAR track. She tries to determine who the victim is. Could be Cale who disappeared with his girl friend years ago or a more recent disappeared employee of the CDC. As always readable if not highly suspenseful. Kirkus Review:Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan (Spider Bones, 2010, etc.) commemorates Race Week in her hometown of Charlotte, N.C., by a close encounter with a barrel filled with asphalt and bones.In the 12 years since two aspiring NASCAR drivers, high-school student Cindi Gamble and her older boyfriend Cale Lovette, vanished the same evening, their trail has gone cold. Cindi's brother Wayne, a jackman in Sandy Stupak's pit crew who's certain that his sister never would willingly have left a home so close to the Charlotte Motor Speedway, thinks the bones found in a nearby landfill are his sister's. But Tempe doubts it; she doesn't even think they're Cale's. The news of a much more recently missing person, Ted Raines of the Center for Disease Control, brings a pair of FBI agents, who promptly seize the paperwork and the body of Tempe's John Doe shortly after it's tested positive for the deadly poison ricin. When will they return the corpse? Never, because (oops) it's been accidentally cremated. With a dearth of leads in the present, Tempe, together with Det. Skinny Slidell and Cotton Galimore, the Speedway security chief who once led the investigation into the couple's disappearance, comb through past testimony, trying to figure out exactly who really did see Cindi and Cale last and who's lying about seeing them. Meanwhile, Tempe's not-quite-ex-husband Janis Petersons dumps a stinker of a domestic problem on her when he begs her to chat with his twinkie fianc?e, the deliciously empty-headed Summer, about the countless wedding details he can't be bothered with.Reichs plots conscientiously but uncompellingly, dialing down the suspense except for the cliffhanger, dare-you-to-stop-now chapter endings she just can't wean herself from.
  derailer | Jan 25, 2024 |
Probably one of the weakest or passable book in the series. Still I think it does not matter as long as I've got to read next. ( )
  WorkLastDay | Dec 17, 2023 |
It was an decent read, I'd say that it's the fast food equivalent of literature. ( )
  Pilgriminal | Nov 12, 2022 |
I decided to read the Temperance Brennan books after watching the television show Bones. The two are similar but also very different, I enjoy both. Kathy Reichs has a very detailed but still interesting writing style. I do not understand all of the technical jargon but that does not detract from my reading enjoyment. Tempe and Ryan are great characters and my favorite parts of the books are when they are in a scene together especially if it is out in "the field". ( )
  KateKat11 | Sep 24, 2021 |
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"A body is found in a barrel of asphalt next to Lowes Motor Speedway near Charlotte just as 200,000 fans are pouring into town for race week. The next day, a NASCAR crew member shares with Tempe a devastating story. Twelve years earlier his sister, Cyndi Gamble, then a high school senior who wanted to be a professional racecar driver, disappeared along with her boyfriend, Cale Lovette. Lovette kept company with a group of right wing extremists known as the Patriot Posse. Is the body Cyndi's? Or Cale's? At the time of their disappearance, the FBI joined the investigation, but the search was quickly terminated. As Tempe is considering multiple theories, including an FBI cover-up, a surprising, secret substance is found with the body, leaving Tempe to wonder what exactly the government was up to..."--

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