Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Spider Bones, by Kathy Reichs
It starts with a man who died in Canada in an autoerotic accident, and who is identified by his fingerprints as Spider Lowery. But Spider Lowery was supposed to have died in Vietnam. So who is buried in Spider Lowery's grave? Temperance Brennan and her daughter go to Hawaii, where the agency responsible for identifying bodies that might belong to the MIA of the past several wars operates, to figure it all out. They're joined by Brennan's Canadian squeeze, Ryan, and his daughter. While in town, Brennan is asked to identify a couple of bodies based on the few body parts that the sharks left in a cove, bringing her afoul of a Samoan drug trafficking gang. It all gets so very complicated.