"A very exciting thriller"
The plane crash in the back wooded mountains of Swain
County, North Carolina is brutal as body parts are severed
and tossed everywhere and with all eighty-eight people on
board dead. The first non-sheriff department person to
arrive at the grisly scene is Dr. Temperance Brennan, a
forensic anthropologist working for the Disaster Mortuary
Operational Response Team. Tempe has worked several nasty
scenarios, but this one may be the worst yet as the
nightmare turns potentially personal. She learns that the
TransSouth Air plane carried the University of Georgia men
and women soccer teams and some fans, which could include
her daughter visiting a player. However, she soon finds
out that her daughter is not on the deceased list.
As Tempe works along with other Feds, state and local
officials, she finds a leg that does not belong at the
site. She begins to investigate the extra body part, but
is soon fired for 'officiously' showing her interest in the
limb. Desiring to regain her reputation shattered by the
spin-doctors, Tempe continues her investigation in spite of
pressures from high officials in the state and threats to
FATAL VOYAGE, the fourth Brennan tale, is a powerful
story that brings to life the grisly side of forensics at a
disastrous crash site without allowing the details to
overwhelm a strong plot. The story line is exciting, but
the tale belongs to the heroine whose feelings run the
gamut of human emotion during the novel. Kathy Reichs has
written a terrific novel that will send the audience
seeking the previous Brennan stories that are also well
written, but not quite as great as this one is.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 10, 2001
Fourth Dynasty, Inebu-hedj, Egypt: Sneferu "He of Beauty", the first pharaoh of the Fourth Dynasty and one of Egypt's most benevolent rulers, has survived several assassination attempts, but he knows it is only a matter of time before the killer will succeed. Seeking the aid of the gods through his high priest, the pharaoh casts an ancient spell giving him the power to return to a time just before his murder -- if the gods grant his request.
Sneferu is murdered and his high priest is able to secret his body away, which is the only hope for his return. Almost five thousand years later, Jade Morgan, an American Egyptologist is working on a stone altar.
Catapulted back in time, the two must forge an alliance to keep Sneferu from being murdered a second time, but their hearts soon find that time is no barrier to true love. Weaving in and out of the traitors in the harem, as well as those in his court, the two quickly find they are traveling on the same path together.
When the Nubian army is found camped across the Nile from his palace, Sneferu and jade must risk all and almost lose all to keep Egypt safe. Despite being kidnapped, captured, tortured and traded to their enemies, Jade and Sneferu overcome danger, deceit and death to find their together place in time.