In the 1990's, a photo surfaced of a complete skeleton that was recovered from the Masada Archeological dig that had taken place between 1963-'65. These events were true. This thrilling novel is based on those events. What happens in this story however is fictional brilliance only Kathy Reichs could create. For Dr. Tempe Brennan, examining a badly decomposed corpse is normal procedure.
The body of an Orthodox Jewish man has puzzling damage, suggesting that it isn't an ordinary murder. Then a stranger hands Tempe an archeological photo of a skeleton and chilling ties between secrets long buried in Israel and the body on he examining table are uncovered. Tempe agrees to travel to Israel to meet an old colleague and is accompanied by Detective Andrew Ryan. There they are plunged into an international mystery centered on Jesus and the Christ family tomb. A controversial discovery that has everyone wondering what's real and what is being fabricated. Could Dr. Brennan have been lured into an elaborate hoax? Is all this real? If it is real Tempe could face rewriting two thousand years of history. Follow along as Tempe, Ryan, and colleague Jake work to solve this mystery and find the killer who so ruthlessy shot the man back in Canada.
If you've never read a Kathy Reichs Novel now is the time to pick one up. Kathy Reichs is a forensic anthropologist in Quebec, Canada, is Vice President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and serves on the National Police Services Advisory Council in Canada. Her Debut Novel Deja Dead was a New York Times Best Seller, #1 international bestseller, and winner of the 1997 Ellis Award for Best First Novel.
Christy Tuller is an expert on several topics and loves to read.