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Biker wars, buried secrets, and an ever-rising body count -- forensic anthropologist Dr. Tempe Brennan
is back in Deadly Décisions, a bloody new thriller that's sure to keep your heart pumping. In a tale that
hits Brennan close to home, Kathy Reichs, international bestselling author of Déjà Dead and Death du
Jour, is nothing short of dead-on.
Rival outlaw motorcycle gangs, the Heathens and the Vipers, are embroiled in a -- quite literally --
explosive battle for control of the drug trade in the streets of Montreal, and Tempe Brennan is left to sort
out the remains of les motards who are targeted in the outbreak of bombings and shootings. The
pompous officers she's working with, Quickwater and Claudel, are no picnic, and her love life is in a
blowout, as well -- Andrew Ryan, the homicide detective she's been seeing, has just been busted on
drug charges. But when a nine-year-old girl, Emily Anne Toussant, is caught in the crossfire, Brennan
puts her personal troubles aside making it her mission to find the murderers and bring an end to the
The case takes a dark turn, however, when a grave on Viper turf turns up not only murdered bikers but
also the partial remains of a teenage girl missing for years from North Carolina as well. And while
Tempe's investigation has her face splashed across the front pages of the Montreal newspapers, she
soon discovers that someone sinister is watching her even more closely; she knows that if she doesn't
step carefully, her body may be next on the table.
Kathy Reichs's own expertise as a forensic anthropologist is invaluable, for as always, her latest shines
with razor-sharp scientific authenticity. Whether combing the soil for bodies with a radar that detects
disturbances in the earth's density, comparing bone samples for growth defects, or running DNA
sequencing on skeletons that have been hidden in the earth for more than a decade, Brennan is not only
an authoritative medical expert, she's downright fascinating. And while the tale outside the office is a
deeply moving one, Reichs pulls no punches in the autopsy room, where death is a reality, and with
bodies that are more often than not sorted out in plastic bags -- well, it ain't always pretty.
She won't be giving you nightmares, however, because you won't be able to put this one down long
enough to sleep. Brennan is smart-mouthed, sarcastic, and street-savvy -- but with every step she's
treading deeper and deeper into the dark underworld of the outlaw bikers, and the stakes couldn't be
higher. Reichs handles the narrative magnificently, with short chapters that keep the story cruising and
hairpin plot turns that keep the suspense roaring like a Harley. Taking you from Quebec to North
Carolina and back again, Deadly Décisions is Kathy Reichs at her most bone-chilling, and it's a
guaranteed thrill ride.