2007 1st edition; "Inspiration for the Fox TV series Bones, featuring Temperance Brennan"; "First Scribner hardcover edition August 2007" stated; Scribner publishers, New York; hardbound in forest green and black boards with silver lettering along spine; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket very good.
Temperance Brennan, like her creator Kathy Reichs, is a brilliant, sexy forensic anthropologist, called on to solve the toughest cases. But for Tempe, the discovery of a young girl s skeleton in Acadia, Canada, is more than just another assignment. Evangeline, Tempe s childhood best friend, was also from Acadia. Named for the character in the Longfellow poem, Evangeline was the most exotic person in Tempe s eight-year old world. When Evangeline disappeared, Tempe was warned not to search for her, that the girl was dangerous.
Thirty years later, flooded with memories, Tempe cannot help wondering if this skeleton could be the friend she lost so many years ago. Meanwhile, Tempe s beau, Ryan, investigates a series of cold cases. Two girls dead. Three missing. Could the New Brunswick skeleton be part of the pattern? As Tempe draws on the latest advances in forensic anthropology to penetrate the past, Ryan hunts down a serial predator.