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Dr. Temperance Brennan, Forensic Anthropologist for the Province of Quebec, visits a Carolina island. Here, skeletal remains are discovered. Prior to this, she dug up the corpse of Sister Elisabeth Nicolet,a candidate for sainthood. Further investigation of these remains led Tempe to a university where things became stranger still. A young college girl is missing and it is suspected that she has fallen victim to a cult. Oddly, all of these cases are connected, and it is up to Tempe to find out how. Time is of the essence as Tempe's sister is feared to have fallen prey to this same cult.
The review of this Book prepared by Tracey Ray








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   40% Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   solving long-past murder    -   Big focus on forensic evidence    -   Big focus on autopsies Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, American Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   describing scientific process Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Canada Misc setting    -   scientific labs

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   actual description of sex A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Kind of jargon?    -   biology/medical Unusual forms of death    -   flamed    -   perforation--bullets Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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