Grave Secrets

Grave Secrets

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
Investigating a heartbreaking massacre that took place in 1982 Guatemala, forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan discovers that the events that took place there are linked to the disappearance of four girls from Guatemala City and the murder of a human rights investigator.

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Investigating a massacre that took place in Guatemala in 1982, forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan discovers that those events are linked to the disappearance of four girls from Guatemala City and the murder of a human rights investigator.

Simon and Schuster
It was a summer morning in 1982 when soldiers ravaged the village of Chupan Ya, raping and killing women and children. Twenty-three victims are said to lie in the well when Dr. Temperance Brennan and the team from the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation now dig. No records were kept. To their families, the dead are "the disappeared."
The team is packing up for the day when an urgent satellite call comes in. Two colleagues are under attack. Shots ring out, and Tempe listens in horror to a woman's sreams. Then there is silence. Dead silence.
With this new violence, Tempe is asked by the Guatemalan police for her expertise on another case. Four privlidged young women have vanished from Guatemala City in recent months. One is the Canadian's ambassador's daughter. Some remains have turned up in the septic tank. Unfortunately, Tempe knows septic tanks.
Teaming with Special Crimes Investigator Bartolomé Galiano, and with Montreal detective Andrew Ryan, Tempe soon finds herself in a dangerous web that streches far beyond Guatemala's borders. As power, money, greed, and science converge, Tempe must make life-altering choices.
Grave Secrets is powerful entertainment from a crime fiction superstar who combines riveting authenticity with witty, elegant prose.

Publisher: Simon and Schuster Audio, 2002
Edition: 1st
ISBN: 9780743525022
Characteristics: 5 compact discs. 5 hours. Abridged ; cm


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Oct 29, 2018


Sep 27, 2013

A pretty good entry in the Temperance Brennan, forensic anthropoligist series. Tempe is in Guatemala excavating graves from genocidal killings of Mayan indians and finds herself also involved in the cases of some missing young women. This one moved a little slowly for me but picked up towards the end and I ended up liking it quite a bit.

Jun 04, 2013

One of my favorites from the series!!!

Jul 27, 2012

I've enjoyed all the book by Kathy Reichs that I've read so far. I much prefer the book version of Temperance Brennan to the one in the TV show Bones.

Jul 01, 2012

This time Tempe is working in Guatemala where years before atrocities were committed by the Guatemalan army. She is working to dig up and ID a group of the "disappeared" but she also gets pulled into another investigation into a possible serial murderer. Another good, quick read by Reichs.

Apr 02, 2011


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