I’ve been a fan of Kathy Reichs for a good while now and have read all of her fiction books, except the new Tory Brennan book, Seizure, which is looking at me from the bookshelf, so you’ll be unsurprised to learn that I really enjoyed Flash and Bones, Temperence Brennan’s latest adventure. This book is Brennan’s 14th outing and it is a fast-paced mystery that I read far too fast!
Flash and Bones focuses on the world of NASCAR when a body is found buried in a rubbish dump adjoining the Charlotte speedway track. When a young mechanic approaches Brennan, asking if the body might be that of his sister, a promising junior driver who had dreams of driving NASCAR, it reopens an old case that might have ties to domestic terrorism. Things take a nasty turn when the mechanic is found dead – who was determined to silence him and why?
Some of Brennan’s old compadres are back in this book, including Erskine ‘Skinny’ Slidell and ex-husband Pete and his fiancee are the flies in Tempe’s ointment! The only thing that did disappoint me a bit was the fleeting appearance of Detective Andrew Ryan, Tempe’s old flame. I would very much like it if he became her current flame, thank you very much! In all other ways, this is a great addition to the Temperence Brennan series which is, as always, impeccably researched, informative without being boring and very difficult to put down.
I’ll be reading Seizure shortly, but am already eagerly awaiting Temperence Brennan 15!