Grave Secrets - Temperance Brennan, Bk 5 Author:Kathy Reichs On a summer morning in 1982, soldiers enter a Guatemalan village and massacre its women and children. Terrified of meeting a similar fate, returning relatives quickly bury their dead in makeshift graves. Today these families refer to their lost members as the disappeared, and human rights teams are trying to find them. Dr. Temperance Brennan... more », international forensic anthropologist, has been asked to investigate one of the most heart-breaking cases of her career.
As she digs in the cold, damp soil, clues emerge: a hair clip, a tiny sneaker, the hip bone of a child less than two years old. Something savage happened in the highlands two decades ago, and something savage is happening today. Four girls are missing from Guatemala City, and the victims may be linked.
An American human rights investigator is murdered as Tempe listens to her screams on the phone. Will Tempe be the next victim in a web of intrigue that spans decades?« less
A Good Read! The story takes you from Guatemala to Montreal and back. Temperance Brennan is working with an agency to find and identify the bodies of the people murdered by corrupt and depraved security forces during Guatemala's recent violent history. When the mass grave is found, it triggers a frightening chain of events. Two members of their group are attacked and left for dead on the road. Were they mistaken for someone else? In the midst of it all, Tempe is asked to come to Guatemala City to help the police identify a body they found. Several young girls have gone missing and they believe the body may be one of them. Is a serial killer responsible? One girl is the daughter of the Canadian ambassador. All of a sudden, the DA and his friends swoop in and take all the evidence. It's clear they don't want Tempe's help. Assassins even follow her back home to Montreal. Clearly, there is a secret to be unearthed. Can she do it in time? Very good book.