Tigation into the history of Jesus family The story moves along very nicely and provides an interesting history of the archeological digs in Israel as well as a nice glimpse of the country itself I did find some of it confusing specially the story which is based on a true one of the discoveries in Masada As well the possible implications of discovering the body of JC i I would actually give this book 25 stars if that was a possibility Since it s not I rounded downI m a huge fan of the TV show Bones So when I And the Miss Ran Away with the Rake encountered this book by Bones creator Kathy Reichs at a second hand bookstore I grabbed it thinking that of course I would like the book tooI was kind of wrong I didn t hate the book but it took me some time to get through it Reichs s writing style is somewhat staccato her descriptive prose is written in half thoughts like she s checking off items on a list sort of the way her brain probably works while she sxamining skeletal remains at her day job Unfortunately we re not all forensic anthropologists so as a layperson I d appreciate a little insight into the subject matter she s writing about And ven though it was published only two months later the book feels like a Me too companion to The DaVinci Code That said I just picked up another of her books at the same store It cost a dollar and I don t like to *dismiss an author out of hand having read only one of her books So we ll see An average *an author out of hand having read only one of her books So we ll see An average procedural mystery In this one Tempy is called to xamine centuries
bones supposedly from the Massada massacre site of biblical times People have already paid with their lives in trying to acuire this skeleton which she calls Massada Max A couple of archeologists are of the view that the skeleton is of Christ himself Theories abound that Christ died as a ripe old man after having progeny of his own and amidst an The Pocket Wife extended family Tempy is drawn to Israel in the wake of the finding and as usual lives are in danger Her longtime boy friend DI Andrew Ryan is also there following the investigation of a related murder As usual she ismbroiled in high intensity adventureLearnt lots about the history of Judaism and Christianity thouh Islam was touched only briefly upon How disappointing I The Color of Our Sky enjoy mysteries because they make me think they are usually well researched and canither teach me something or challenge me in some way or make me laugh Since this book was written by a former forensic scientist I thought there would be something here Instead Reichs is one of the most condescending writers I ve read Instead of using a plot she advances the action by having the main character ask herself redundant uestions sometimes ight of them in a row She is so unconfident in her writing skills that she puts a stupid cliffhanging statement at the nd of Obsession each chapter Her characters are lame and predictable her plots forced and herndings contrived I really wonder about the state of the publishing industry when so many manuscripts never make it through the slush piles but such garbage as this is published Its my first and last of this series and actually I rented the audiobook because Barbara Rosenblat was narrating it and I figured whatever she did was worth listening to Poor woman After narrating such fine authors as Nevada Barr and Elizabeth Peters she must have suffered through this one In book 8 Dr Temperance Brennan finds herself traveling from Montreal to Israel to track down a killer and the mystery behind ancient skeletal remains that could turn the lives of the reli. Murder When a stranger slips Tempe a photograph of a skeleton unearthed at an archaeological site Tempe uncovers chilling ties between the dead man and secrets long buried in the dust of Israel Traveling there with Detective Andrew Ryan Tempe plunges into an internat. Gious faithful upside downI m going *to put aside the fact that there s a lot of Dan Brown comparisons in the *put aside the fact that there s a lot of Dan Brown comparisons in the However it didn t take away any njoyment I had in seeing our main protagonist return to her roots in archeology Also the story takes place in one of my favorite countries Israelspent three beautiful weeks in the country in 2015 I cannot wait to go back and the beautiful location of Masada I think having some background on the history and the places made me feel as if I was returning home Although the killer took me surprise in the nd it s only because I was thinking so big when the answer was so obvious Good uick read I read murder mysteries when my brain needs a rest and I want to scape I tend to find an author and read all of herhis work beginning with the first book published That s what I ve done with Kathy Reich with the xception of this book I didn t have the next two in her Temperance Brennan collection so I skipped ahead to Cross BonesReading this book felt timely as Tempe heads to Israel so it was trippy to read a story that was taking place at sites I was hearing about on the news daily It s a good story that s based on a snippett of a story about an archelogical dig Reich does great research and she has clearly been to the places about which she is writing This was a fast njoyable read and though interesting not is intricately plotted as some of her arlier pieces Perhaps that s because her research needed to be impeccable when addressing the subject matter of the the ongoing religious conflict between Jews Christians and Muslims Honestly I want to give the book 15 stars but it won t let me For series a one star means I definitely won t read the next book but in this case I probably will However this book was a chore to get through I feel like Reichs was jumping on the Dan Brown bandwagon with this book At an autopsy of a Jewish importer in Montreal Brennan is handled a photo of a skeleton unearthed at Masada but the skeleton was never included in the official reports Could this be the skeletal remains of "Jesus This book had three problems which drive me crazy 1 too much detail 2 too stupid too live syndrome and " This book had three problems which drive me crazy 1 too much detail 2 too stupid too live syndrome and preachy I like science but All Roads Lead Home even I got sick of the numerous discussions of carbon dating mitochondrial DNA and other too in depth too care descriptions There was too much detail that failed to move the story along and instead it felt as though someone had tied a lead balloon to the narrative pace Second I know narrative tension arises when the protagonist puts himself or herself in danger Yet when an intelligent woman knows that a killer is on the loose repeatedly running into danger blindly or compromising a crime scene becomes unbelievably frustrating Finally in case I wasn t already thinking Thank goodness this book is over when I neared thend the author has to throw in the all religions are the same why can t we all get along Normally I wouldn t mind so much but it was just the icing on the cake of was anything in this book really necessary The actually mystery of who murdered the Jewish importer was really only xplored on 30 40 pages of a 348 page book My least favorite Temperance Brennan book so far let s hope they get better or the next one will be getting one star Started to read this and realised I have in fact already read it years ago it wasn t my favourite of the series so far I am no longer a fan of Da Vinci Code and conspiracy theory plot lines but I will continue with the series and hope they return to familiar theme. Ional mystery as old as Jesus and centered on the controversial discovery of Christ's tomb Has a mastermind lured her into an laborate hoax If not Tempe may be on the brink of rewriting two thousand years of history if she can survive the foes dead set on burying he. Good but not my favorite Cross Bones is the 8th installment for the Temperance Brennan series In it Temperance is travelling from Montreal to Israel Why Brennan series In it Temperance is travelling from Montreal to Israel Why it s to track down *some mysterious killer and solve a slightly religious murder In this book it seems that the *mysterious killer and solve a slightly religious murder In this book it seems that the remains may or may not be the bones of Jesus s familyInteresting but I didn t really care for the religious take this time around I am catholic and all but it was just boring to listen to The only thing that kept me ngaged was trying to figure out who the real killer was and after finding that out I was shocked I liked that I had no idea who the killer was and now I can t wait to dive into the next audio whenever that will happenOverall it was okay This is probably the most cohesive and ntertaining Tempe Brennan novel since Fatal Voyage It doesn t suffer from the odd dialogue or sometimes cumbersome or confusing plots And gone are the uasi teenaged approach in regards to how Tempe handles her relationship with RyanA murdered orthodox Jew turns up in Montreal shot The Mephisto Threat (Paul Tallis execution style How does this fall into Tempe s lap A strange man gives her a photo that was supposedly given to him by the deceased A photo showing an old skeleton that was unearthed in Israel A very special skeleton that supposedly has ties to the murder victim What makes the skeleton so special There s speculation that the skeleton could be that of Jesus himselfSound a little far fetched Maybe at first glance but this plot is based on actual facts andvents The James ossuary in Israel the tombs at Massada tc tcThis book is very reminiscent of something that would be written by a James Rollins or Dan Brown Even the latest Robin Cook book has a similar theme an ancient finding shrouded in mystery that could turn long standing modern religious dogma on its ar Robin Cook s latest book Intervention had the same type of plot profile only this book was done to much better ffectNo seemingly unrelated family dramas for Tempe in this book No I m too proud to ask Ryan what s really on his mind infantile handling of their relationship They re together they re an item they still work together and they do it wellold bones supposedly
Those are a few of the things that have kept the past few Tempe booksare a few of the things that have kept the past few Tempe books really shining the fact that they ve often deviated from the main plot with sub plots usually of a personal or familial nature that have nothing to do with the overall story of the book and make the novel seem disjointedVery concise very Just Cause entertaining and full of interesting facts aboutarly Christian religion and Israeli history Cross Bones is the 8th book in Kathy Reichs s Temperance Brennan forensic mystery series I found it to be one of the interesting ones so farTemperance is working at her 2nd job as forensic anthropologist assisting the Montreal coroner For those not familiar with the books Temperance works in South Carolina most of the time but spends time also in Montreal as part of an arrangement This story starts off with Temperance assisting with two bodies one who is found in a chimney and another who may have committed suicide His autopsy is witnessed by members of the Jewish community as well During this autopsy Tempe is given a photo of a skeleton and is advised that is the reason for the victim s murder Thus starts an adventure that will take Tempe and her lover police detective Andrew Ryan to Israel in search of further vidence and also to discover if the bones might be those of Jesus Christ It s an intriguing story a murder mystery and an inves. The key to a modern murder lies in the sands of history Examining a badly decomposed corpse is de rigueur for forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan But puzzling damage on the body of a shooting victim an Orthodox Jewish man suggests this is no ordinary Montreal. .