THE NEW EDGE-OF-YOUR-SEAT THRILLER IN THE NUMBER ONE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING TEMPERANCE BRENNAN SERIES
‘I await the next Kathy Reichs’ thriller with the same anticipation I have for the new Lee Child or Patricia Cornwell’ JAMES PATTERSON
‘Over the course of twenty books, Kathy Reichs and Tempe Brennan have thrilled readers with pacey, mazey tales . . . We readers are truly grateful’ IAN RANKIN
NO CRIME CAN STAY HIDDEN FOREVER
When a hurricane hits the Carolinas it uncovers two bodies, sharing uncanny similarities with a cold case in Quebec that has haunted Temperance Brennan for fifteen years.
At the same time, a rare bacterium that can eat human flesh is discovered in Charleston. Panic erupts and people test themselves for a genetic mutation that leaves them vulnerable.
With support from her long time partner Andrew Ryan, in a search that soon proves dangerous, Temperance discovers the startling connection between the victims of both murder cases – and that both the murders and the disease outbreak have a common cause . . .
PRAISE FOR KATHY REICHS
‘Reichs, skilfully using the conventions of the mystery novel, forces the reader to face up to the obscene realities of death time and time again. At work and a play she gets under your skin’ THE TIMES
‘A thrilling read from one of my favorite writers’ KARIN SLAUGHTER, #1 internationally bestselling author of The Last Widow and The Good Daughter
‘One of the absolute best thrillers of the year! I can’t recall when this many twists have been so masterfully woven into a novel.’ JEFFERY DEAVER, #1 internationally bestseller author of The Bone Collector and The Never Game
‘The Queen of forensic crime’ EVENING STANDARD
‘So many pulse-pounding twists and surprises—it kept me guessing till the end!’ R.L. STINE, bestselling author Goosebumps and Fear Street
‘You will find it hard to put down’ MARK BOWDEN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Last Stone and Black Hawk Down