Fatal Voyage

Fatal Voyage

A Novel

Large Print - 2001
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Temperance Brennan hears the news on her car radio. An Air TransSouth flight has gone down, taking with it eighty-eight passengers and crew. As a forensic anthropologist and a member of the regional DMORT team, Tempe rushes to the scene to assist in body recovery and identification.She finds a field of carnage: torsos in trees, limbs strewn among bursting suitcases and smoldering debris. Many of the dead are members of a university soccer team. Is Tempe's daughter, Katy, among them?Frantic with worry, Tempe joins colleagues from the FBI, the NTSB, and other agencies to search for explanations. Was the plane brought down by a bomb, an insurance plot, a political assassination, or simple mechanical failure? And what about the prisoner on the plane who was being extradited to Canada? Did some-one want him silenced forever?Even more puzzling for Tempe is a disembodied foot found near the debris field. Tempe's microscopic analysis suggests it could not have belonged to any passenger. And what about the disturbing evidence Tempe discovers in the soil outside a remote mountain enclave? What secrets lie hidden there, and why are certain people eager to stop Tempe's investigation? Is she learning too much? Coming too close? With help from Montreal detective Andrew Ryan, who has his own sad reason for being at the crash, and from a very special dog named Boyd, Tempe calls upon deep reserves of courage and upon her forensic skill to uncover a shocking, multilayered tale of deceit and depravity.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Scribner : 2001
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9780743216623
0743216628
Branch Call Number: LGP FIC Reic
Characteristics: 527p

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lpreston214
Sep 27, 2013

This is the first book of this series I've read and I liked it very much. I've read the Patricia Cornwell, Kay Scarpetta books but I like Tempe Brennan better as a character. She's a bit prickly but seems to be more human than Kay. I like the scrapes she gets into. Though the subject is "dead" serious of course, my only complaint would be they could use a bit more humor.

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jtkretzschmar
Sep 26, 2013

I enjoyed this book a lot. I give it 4 stars because it touched on topics that make me queasy. Reichs has an amazing ability of writing suspense novels, and somehow makes them fresh and new each time.

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candot
Jul 07, 2012

Tempe Brennan is called in to investigate a plane crash. While investigating the crash she finds a foot and can't figure out to whom it belongs. She is accused of misconduct and must defend her reputation against these charges. An interesting story.

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Bella189
Apr 02, 2011

5

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blossom21
Jan 21, 2010

Fast moving good momentum. A real page turner with lots of funny moments.

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Wraithmistress
Aug 26, 2008

Dark, not for the faint of heart, graphic opening, loved it!

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