Forensic anthropologist Diane Fallon has tried to put the past behind her, establishing herself as head of the River Trail Museum of Natural History. Late one night at the museum, Diane hears terrified cries and finds an injured man-a former coworker from her time as a human rights activist in South America.
Left with a body, a bone, and a cryptic message, Diane has to dig back into her past with World Account International, before the next human rights abused are hers...
Near the outset of Connor's exciting ninth thriller featuring forensic anthropologist Diane Fallon (after The Night Killer), Diane discovers Simone Brooks, a colleague from her days investigating human rights abuses in South America, lying injured on the floor of the crime lab at Georgia's River Trail Museum of Natural History. Simone mutters something suggesting that a person they trusted in South America is up to no good before losing consciousness. Soon, Diane finds herself framed for drug smuggling and the murders of four men in Brazil. Meanwhile, Diane's eight-year-old adopted daughter, Ariel, and a kidnapped anthropologist mistaken for Diane, Lindsay Chamberlain, battle thugs and conspiracies in the Amazon rainforest. Crisp, intelligent prose helps propel the many hairpin plot twists. The three smart, likable female leads Diane, Ariel, and Lindsay, making a guest appearance from another Connor series don't wait around for men to save them.