This is not my favorite Temperence Brennan novel but, I really like this series and this was the first book that I bought. The mysteries are normally interesting and Tempe is a well developed character. Reichs does know what she is writing about being a forensic anthropologist and it shows. Although I do get annoyed by the constant use of french without translations for those of us who have never studied french. But, it is not enough to keep me from reading. Glad I finally saw a book from this series on the book club.