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Deadly Decisions
Deadly Decisions
ISBN-13: 9780739412541
ISBN-10: 073941254X
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I enjoyed the suspense of this one - it could have ended in one of several different ways and I wasn't able to guess which way it would go. The personal relationships between characters was quite realistic and down to earth.
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For me it was alittle slow at first, but once I got started I couldn't hardly put it down. Read most of it in one day!
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nine-year old Emily is shot dead on a Montreal street. a Teenager in North Carolina disappears from her home and parts of what may be her skeleton are foun hundreds of miles away. For Dr. Temperance Brennan, a forensic anthropologist in both Montreal and North Carolina, the deaths kindle deep emotions that propel her on a harrowing journy into the world of outlaw motorcycle gangs. If you like Patricia Cornwell, you will like this book.
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interesting mystery with alot of twists
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Excellent read...fast paced and lively like the other Tempe Brennan stories.
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Another great book from Kathy Reichs. Interesting characters.
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I've always liked Kathy Reichs because her writing and detail are entertaining as well as accurate. She is also far less preachy than Patricia Cornwell. Tempe Brennan is just as smart as Cornwell's heroine (whose name I've forgotten) but she is far more real, and much less of a martyr. This is a good, solid book in the series.
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Nine-year-old Emily Anne Toussaint is shot dead on a Montreal street. A North Carolina teenager disappears from her home and parts of what may be her skeleton are found hundreds of miles away. For Dr. Temperance Brennan, a forensic anthropologist in both Montreal and North Carolina, the deaths kindle deep emotions that propel her on a harrowing journey into the world of outlaw motorcycle gangs.
. From blood-splatter patterns and ground-penetrating radar to bone-sample analysis, Deadly Decisions triumphantly combines the authenticity of a world-class forensic professional with the narrative power of a brilliant new crime-writing star. This richly nuanced thriller is sure to catapult a uniquely gifted author to even greater heights.
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Another good book. This one revoloved around motorcycle gangs and Tempe's nephew Kit. I found this one less grisley than her first. And a quick read overall.
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This one was just okay for me. I'm not really sure about this series. I enjoy the TV show, Bones, but the books are nothing like the show. I find the books hard to read and follow with all of the medical/scientific descriptions whereas the show is better at "dumbing" things down for lay people. Just not my favorite.
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Another page-turner from the creator of the "Bones" televison series. Follow Tempe Brennan as she uses her forensic skills to solve another crime.
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A good, fast, scary read
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Interesting details re:forensic science. Well written thriller. As good as Patricia Cornwell's books.
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Another good novel about the intriguing world of forensic pathology. The heroine, Tempe Brennan, is a good character and I like her more than Kay Scarpetta (Cornwell's character)!
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I found this book to be one of the best mysteries I've read in a long time, and recommend it to others. I like knowing the author herself is a forensic anthropologist! Makes for a great read! Plan to read her others!
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VERY GOOD. NOT HER BEST BUT STILL WAY BETTER THAN OTHER AUTHORS.
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As usual, you get so caught up in the book you don't want to put it down.
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Great book!! Interesting characters.
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Great read
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Another great book in a fascinating series about a forensic anthropologist.
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The technical part of this book is fasinating and the motorcycle gang angle is very different.
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I really enjoyed this book and it's the 3rd in her series. I enjoy the Temperance character.
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Kathy Reichs' writing is engaging and makes for wonderful light reading, which makes this a good read even during the slower parts of the novel.

If you're a fan of the television series, be aware that the books are not at all similar. In my opinion, that's a wonderful thing. While Temperance Brennan's television self makes for humorous watching, it would be terrible to read about someone that disconnected from human interaction. Reichs' Temperance Brennan is transparent about what she feels and passionate about all aspects of her work and life.
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I enjoyed this better than her two previous books and cannot wait to get my hands on the next one!

Nine-year-old Emily Anne Toussaint is fatally shot on a Montreal street. A North Carolina teenager disappears from her home, and parts of her skeleton are found hundreds of miles away. The shocking deaths propel forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan from north to south, and deep into a shattering investigation inside the bizarre culture of outlaw motorcycle gangs -- where one misstep could bring disaster for herself or someone she loves. Kathy Reichs? astonishing bestseller pulses with cutting-edge scientific know-how -- and the narrative power of an award-winning crime fiction star.
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Couldn't put it down until I finished it.
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This book has a lot of things familiar with the TV "Bones". Ths series is a great read and Tempe sure likes helping to solve the mystery, even though bones are her field.
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As usual, Reichs tale is detailed to the max. While I enjoyed the storyline, I was not impressed with the amount of detail she supplied about each and every act and character. She seems to go overboard with her analysis and makes me skip paragraphs or pages due to boredom! I usually am enthralled with her work, but am finding this excessive attention to detail to be the downfall.
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It is a really good book. I love suspense books and it is one of my favorites. If you like books about organised crime you'll like this one.
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I really liked this book. Not only was it a good mystery, but even the very title makes you want to be more careful & more aware of the outcome of decisions in real life.
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very fast paced, I was finished before I was ready, thank goodness I have the next one!!!
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Another great book by Kathy Reichs.
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Dr. Brennan is back at it again, this time digging up skeletons and secrets of Montreal's rough 'n rowdy outlaw motorcycle clubs. Complicating matters is Andrew Ryan's apparent sudden turn to the dark side and a visit from Brennan's bike-loving nephew.

Another solid mystery. However, at this point, Brennan has run out of family members to get in the middle of her investigation, so hopefully the next book will adopt a different formula.
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A terrific mystery!
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Great read!
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These books are nothing like the TV series, although I now enjoy both. I like that there is a French connection - I get to read the French and know what it says before the translation - although there is not too much French. The mystery is great - sure there is murder and mayhem - but it is more about putting the pieces together than gore. You also get to learn about a lot science and procedure - very interesting stuff, especially when it is not in a textbook!

This particular one was not one of my favorite. It jumped around a lot and it is starting to get a little clichéd that Tempe always has a relative who gets caught up in what ever she happens to be investigating.
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Kathy Reichs books are riveting. This one is no exception.
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The heroine was detailed, logical, calculating, and ..... boring.

I don't watch "Bones" nor have I read any other Temperance Brennan books so I make no comparisons. This book was the first I had read by Kathy Reichs so I'm starting out with a clean slate.

The forensic details are amazing. They are technical and precise - intuitive and direct. I think they ran a bit long and could have been summarized a bit better and still maintained their "point." The lecture hall discussion about motorcycle gangs was interesting but it was like reading Wikipedia.

I suppose if it wasn't dead and/or in need of analysis, then Termperance really didn't know what to do with it. She's lost on personal relationships, as evidenced by the fact that she'd rather wait for a man than move on. A man she knows she may never hear from.

This book was a hard read for me.
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Very good book. Reichs, as Temperance Brennan, brings a lot of her real life experiences into her books. Makes for lots of twists and turns and unexpected
outcomes. Have already started on her next book.
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A forensic thriller - anthropologist Tempe Brennan moves from Canada to So. Carolina in this story of the culture of outlaw motorcycle gangs -- fast paced.
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Book 3 of the Temperance Brennan Series.

Tempe is involved in investigating a series of murders that occur during a biker gang war in Montreal. Kit, her nephew comes to visit and gets drawn into the frey.
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A really god read. Holds your interest every chapter. Highly recommend
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Dark as are all of Kathy Reichs' books. If you're looking for the Bones that appears on TV - this isn't it. What it is, is a masterful forensic thriller written as only an ex-forensic anthropologist could do it.

"Nine year old Emily Toussaint is fatally shot on a Montreal street. A North Carolina teenage disappears from her home, and parts of her skeleton are found hundreds of miles away. The shocking deaths propel forense anthropologist tempe Brennan from north to south and deep into a shattering investigation inside the bizarre culture of outlaw motorcycle gangs - where one misstep could bring diaster for herself or someone she loves. Kathy Reichs' NYTimes bestseller pulses with cutting edge scientific know-how and the narrative power of an award-winning crime fiction star."
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Another in her excellent series! It is fun to watch Reichs' progression as a writer by reading this series in order. It is also interesting to compare the characters to the "Bones" TV series, which I watch religiously.
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Nine-year old Emily Anne Toussaint is fatally shot on a Montreal street. A North Carolina teenager disappears from her home, and parts of her skeleton are found hundreds of miles away. the shocking deaths propel tempe Brennan from north to south, and deep into a shattering investigation inside the bizarre culture of outlaw motorcycle gangs- where one misstep could bring disaster for herself or someone she loves.
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What the author does with this series: Kathy Reichs started off slow but gets better and better. This is part of the series called the Tempe Brenner â Forensic Anthropologist. This paragraph applies to all books in this series. Tempe is a anthropologist who works for medical examiners in Montreal, Quebec and Charlotte North Caroline

Even though the books are often very detailed in both location and the examination of the remains, the story often moves faster than you expect.

Do you need to read this series in order: YES or you miss out on too much of the back stories.

Triggers: This is a book about medical examiners at its core, so lots of references to dead bodies, some are described in strong detail (in a forensic way).Our anthropologist ends up in some life threatening situations and on a couple of occasions in the series, animals are killed, sometimes gratuitously. Relatives of Tempe often in up wounded as the bad persons try to get to her through her family.

Dr. Temperance Brennan, star of Kathy Reichs' electrifyingly authentic bestsellers. When innocent blood is spilled, she deciphers the shattering truth it holds. Nine-year-old Emily Anne Toussaint is fatally shot on a Montreal street. A North Carolina teenager disappears from her home, and parts of her skeleton are found hundreds of miles away. The shocking deaths propel Tempe Brennan from north to south, and deep into a shattering investigation inside the bizarre culture of outlaw motorcycle gangs -- where one misstep could bring disaster for herself or someone she loves.
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A very enjoyable read. Dr. Brennan is in Montreal investigating the connection between the death of a nine-year-old shot on the street and a North Carolina teenager as part of her skeleton is found near an outlaw bikers club house.
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good book. i really enjoy reading Kathy Reichs' material in order.
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Temperance Brennan, Forensic Anthropologist, searches through confusing bits of dead bodies to find who killed two bikers and a nine year old girl. "She moves from South to North, and deep into a shattering investigation inside the bizarre culture of outlaw motorcycle gangs - where one misstep could bring disaster for herself or someone she loves. Kathy Reichs' astonishing bestseller pulses with cutting edge scientific know how--and the narrative power of an award winning crime fiction star"

Complicated and interesting plot!
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I knew I would enjoy Tempe as I have read later ones, and IDID! Donna M
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My daughter can't get enough of these books. she just loves them and the show
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The Bones author. Good read.
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great series!
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From the back cover:
Nine-year-old Emily Anne Toussaint is fatally shot on a Montreal street. A North Carolina teenager disappears from her home, and parts of her skeleton are found hundres of miles away. The shocking deaths propel forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan from north to south, and deep into a shattering investigation inside the bizarre culture of outlaw motorcycle gangs-- where one misstep could bring disaster for herself or someone she loves. Kathy Reichs' New York Times bestseller pulses with cutting-edge scientific know-how--and the narrative power of an award winning crime fiction star.
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Great forensics series. Check it out on TV.
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good read
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Nine-year-old Emily Anne Toussaint is fatally shot on a Montreal street. A north Carolina teenager disappers from her home, and parts of her skeleton are found hundreds of miles away. The shocking deaths propel forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan from north to south, and deep into a shattering investigation inside the bizarre culture of outlaw motorcycle gangs-where one misstep could bring disaster for herself or someone she loves. Kathy Reich's New York Times bestseller pulses with cutting-edge scientific know how-and the narrative power of an award-winning crime fiction star.. Book in good shape
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Forensic anthropology at it's finest
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Good series