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Kathy Reichs' Temperance "Tempe" Brennan is a forensic anthropologist in a series of novels written by Reichs. Reichs really draws on her anthropology to bring out the mystery clues behind the novel. Deadly Decisions surrounds the biker gangs of Canada to the US & the drug links therein. She takes you briefly through biker ganglang culture & how it relates to the murder victims & the scene itself. On majority of the Temperance Brennan novels I've scanned on the bookshelves, they're pitched as being "Better than Patricia Cornwell" I think this is an unfair assessment pitching her against Cornwell. Reichs forensic anthropologist Temperence Brennan can be compared with Cornwell's Kaye Scarpetta only in that they are both women in an otherwise dominant male world of forensics.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   vigilante getting revenge General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   drug dealers    -   breaking up gang

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Canada Forest?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   scientific labs

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Kind of jargon?    -   biology/medical Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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