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**A gripping Temperance Brennan novel from the world-class forensic anthropologist and #1 bestselling author Kathy Reichs.**
A newborn baby is found wedged in a vanity cabinet in a rundown apartment near Montreal.
Dr Temperance Brennan, forensic anthropologist to the province of Quebec, is brought in to investigate. While there, she discovers the mummified remains of two more babies within the same room.
Shocked and distressed, Tempe must use all her skills and inner strength to focus on the facts. But when the autopsies reveal that the children died of unnatural causes, the hunt for the mother - a young woman with a seedy past and at least three aliases - is on.
The trail leads Tempe to Yellowknife, a cold, desolate diamond-mining town on the edge of the Arctic Circle, where her quest for the truth only throws up more questions, more secrets, and more dead bodies.
Taking risks and working alone, Tempe refuses to give up until she has discovered how the babies died.
But in such a hostile environment, can she avoid being the next victim?
Dr Kathy Reichs is a professional forensic anthropologist. She has worked for decades with chief medical examiners, the FBI, and a United Nations Tribunal on Genocide.
However, she is best known for her internationally bestselling Temperance Brennan novels, which draw on her remarkable experience to create the most vividly authentic, true-to-life crime thrillers on the market and which are the inspiration for the hit television series Bones.
'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
'One of my all-time favourite writers!!' KARIN SLAUGHTER
'I love Kathy Reichs - always scary, always suspenseful, and I always learn something' LEE CHILD
'Nobody does forensics thrillers like Kathy Reichs. She is the real deal' DAVID BALDACCI
'Each book in Kathy Reichs's fantastic Temperance Brennan series is better than the last. They are filled with riveting twists and turns - and no matter how many books she writes, I just cannot get enough' LISA SCOTTOLINE
'Nobody writes a more imaginative thriller than Kathy Reichs!' CLIVE CUSSLER
Three dead infants and the search for their mother (and prime murder suspect) sends forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan to the remote Canadian north in Reichs's solid 15th series installment (after 2011's Flash and Bones). A woman arrives at a Montreal hospital showing signs of postnatal bleeding, but her disappearance before doctors can examine her arouses suspicion; as a result, Brennan is called to investigate. At the woman's home, she discovers the hidden corpses of three infants, but the suspect who gave her name as Amy Roberts but also goes by Alva Rodriguez and Annaliese Ruben is long gone. Reminded of her baby brother Kevin's death from leukemia when she was a child, Brennan takes the case personally. Along with Detective Andrew Ryan and the cocky Mounties Sergeant Oliver "Ollie" Hasty, with whom she once had a brief fling, Brennan discovers that the woman, who has a history of prostitution, is headed to Yellowknife, a small outpost in the Northwest Territories. The trio heads to the tiny diamond mining town and find themselves in the middle of a drug war and a bitter battle over diamond rights, with the mysterious woman caught in the middle. Reichs always delivers a pulse-pounding story, and here she also sheds light on very real issues surrounding Canadian diamond mining.