SUMMARY: "Publishers Weekly-Bestseller Reichs draws on her experiences touring with the USO in Afghanistan for her captivating 16th novel featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan (after 2012's Bones Are Forever). At home in Charlotte, N.C., the bone expert concludes that the death of an unidentified girl, 14 or 15 years old, was caused by foul play rather than a hit-and-run, as was previously suspected. The outraged Brennan urges homicide detective Erskine Skinny Slidell to investigate, knowing Slidell believes the girl to have been an undocumented immigrant, as well as possibly being a junkie and prostitute. Later in Afghanistan, Brennan oversees the exhumation of two unarmed Afghan villagers killed by a U.S. Marine to determine whether the victims were shot in the back or head-on. The two cases—and a third involving mummified dogs from Peru—"
MY THOUGHTS: I have been reading this series since the first book. I have to say that I was disappointed in this one. I am certainly getting tired of the ups and downs of her "love life". Move on Temperence. I am also amazed as to how three different cases can all converge--what's the chances of that. I stopped reading Patricia Cornwell, if this keeps up Kathy Reichs may not be far behind.