Death Du Jour Author:Kathy Reichs Assaulted by the bitter cold of a Montreal winter, the American-born Dr. Temperance Brennan, Forensic Anthropologist for the Province of Quebec, digs for a corpse where Sister Elisabeth Nicolet, dead over a century and now a candidate for sainthood, should like in her grave. A strange, small coffin, buried in the recesses of a decaying church, h... more »olds the first clue to the cloistered nun's fate.
The puzzle surrounding Sister Elisabeth's life and death provides a welcome contrast to discoveries at a burning chalet, where scorched and twisted bodies await Tempe's professional expertise. Who were these people? What brought them to the gruesome fate?
Homicide Detective Andrew Ryan, with whom Tempe has a combustive history, joins her in the arson investigation. From the fire scene they are drawn in to the worlds of an ingimatic and controversial professor. Aa mysterious commune, and a primate colony on a Carolina island.
Featuring the kind of forensic detail that only Kathy Reichs can provide-from skeletal recontruction to insect analysis-Death Du Jour takes the listener on a riveting journey from the morgue to the lab to the crime scene, from the warmth of a barrier island to the frigit cold of a dealy ice storm. With this poignant and powerful work. Kathy Reichs conforms her status as a brilliant new crime-writing star.« less