It is called the "death zone": the point on Everest, nearly five miles high, above which a climber cannot be rescued. More than 250 souls have lost their lives there. Most of the bodies remain, abandoned, frozen in place. When an earthquake leads to a miraculous recovery, Dr. Temperance Brennan is hired to identify the frozen mummified human corpse. The victim is the daughter of a wealthy Charlotte couple who never got the chance to say goodbye. But far from offering solace and closure, Tempe's findings only provoke more questions. What happened on Mount Everest? Was the young woman's death an accident? Why aren't the other climbers talking? And how far will those hiding the truth go to make sure the past stays buried?
Praise for Kathy Reichs and the Temperance Brennan series
"A genius at building suspense."—New York Daily News
"Kathy Reichs writes smart—no, make that brilliant—mysteries that are as realistic as nonfiction and as fast-paced as the best thrillers about Jack Reacher, or Alex Cross."—James Patterson
"Reichs, a forensic anthropologist, makes her crime novels intriguingly realistic."—Entertainment Weekly
"One of the most distinctive and talented writers in the genre."—Sandra Brown
"Every minute in the morgue with Tempe is golden."—The New York Times Book Review
"Each book in Kathy Reichs's fantastic Temperance Brennan series is better than the last."—Lisa Scottoline
"Reichs always delivers a pulse-pounding story."—Publishers Weekly
"I love Kathy Reichs—always scary, always suspenseful, and I always learn something."—Lee Child
Kathy Reichs (Author)
Kathy Reichs is the author of seventeen New York Times bestselling novels featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, and four young adult Tory Brennan novels. Like her protagonist, Reichs is a forensic anthropologist--one of fewer than ...