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The Bone Hacker

Kathy Reichs

#1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs's twenty-second high-stakes thriller! In this "attention-grabbing" (Booklist) narrative, forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan follows a series of bizarre disappearances on the islands of Turks and Caicos and enters a sinister labyrinth in which a new technology may wreak worldwide havoc.

Called in to examine what is left of a person thought to have been struck by lightning, Tempe traces an unusual tattoo to its source and is soon embroiled in something much larger. Young men--tourists--have been disappearing on the islands of Turks and Caicos. Seven years earlier, the first victim was found in a strange location with his left hand hacked off; subsequently, two other visitors vanished without a trace. But recently, tantalizing leads have emerged...

Maddeningly, the victims seem to have nothing in common--other than the odd places where their bodies turn up, and the fact that none seems likely to have been involved in criminal activity. Do these attacks have something to do with the islands' culture of gang violence? Tempe isn't so sure--but she soon discovers evidence that what's at stake may have global significance, and the sound of a ticking clock grows menacingly loud. Then Tempe herself becomes a target...

Book Details

  • Publisher: Pocket Books
  • Publish Date: Apr 1st, 2025
  • Pages: 400
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 7.50in - 4.13in - 1.00in - 0.47lb
  • EAN: 9781668078044
  • Categories: Thrillers - SuspenseMystery & Detective - Women Sleuths

About the Author

Reichs, Kathy: - Kathy Reichs's first novel Déjà Dead, published in 1997, won the Ellis Award for Best First Novel and was an international bestseller. Fire and Bones is Reichs's twenty-third novel featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan. Reichs was also a producer of Fox Television's longest running scripted drama, Bones, which was based on her work and her novels. One of very few forensic anthropologists certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, Reichs divides her time between Charlotte, North Carolina, and Charleston, South Carolina. Visit her at or follow her on X @KathyReichs, Instagram @KathyReichs, or Facebook @KathyReichsBooks.

Praise for this book

"While the plot is suitably attention-grabbing, it's Brennan's character that keeps us glued to the page. In a genre full of strong female protagonists, she's a standout."