Cross Bones

Cross Bones

Book - 2005
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When an Orthodox Jewish man, a merchant in Jewish religious articles, is found shot to death under suspicious circumstances in Montreal, forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan is called in to examine the body and to figure out the puzzling damage to the corpse. Unexpectedly, a stranger slips her a photograph of an articulated skeleton and assures her it is the key to the victim's death. The legend on the back of a photo leads to the bones which are 2,000-year-old remains, allegedly found during the excavation of Masada by Israeli archaeologist Yigal Yadin, his associates, and volunteers in the early to mid-1960s. Her friend Jake Drum, a biblical archaeologist, thinks that these bones may be the bones of Jesus. Tempe travels to Israel to probe the origins of the skeleton and the ancient crypt in which they were found. Are the bones authentic, or are they part of an elaborate hoax?
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2005.
ISBN: 9780743453028
9780743233484
0743233484
Branch Call Number: REI
Characteristics: vi, 353 p. : map

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BLACKSQUIRREL_1
Jul 15, 2016

Not one of my favorites of hers. Lots of Jewish historical stuff to wade through, hard to keep my focus.

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VentdeVie
May 29, 2015

Historical work of fiction with redundant hypothesis; I would have sliced pages off. I had lost my interest by the end, when the action picked up...

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lpreston214
Oct 17, 2013

This one was ok but dragged on a bit for me. I have no interest in religion so maybe that's why. Some plot elements turned out to be absolutely unrelated to the central mystery which I find strange. Probably could skip this one and not lose anything in the overall story arc.

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mrr5745
Jun 04, 2013

I couldn't put this one down! Kathy Reichs ability to integrate historical religious stories with modern day science makes Dan Brown look like an ameatur!!! Be prepared to find yourself losing track of time once you dive into this one!

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Brooke24
Jan 11, 2012

Brooke24 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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