Flash and Bones is set at the Charlotte Motor Speedway during Race Week where a body is found in a barrel of asphalt. It is up to Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner, Dr. Tempe Brennan, to identify the body. Like Reichs’ traditional blend of forensics and mystery, identifying the body isn’t going to be easy.
A day after the discovery, Wayne, a NASCAR crew member shares his story with Tempe that could give insight to the body’s identity. Twelve years ago, his sister Cindi, an aspiring racecar driver, and her boyfriend Cale disappeared. She belonged to the Patriot Posse, a group of right wing extremists. Wayne believes the victim is Cindi. Brennan looks into the cold case and finds out that the Feds had the case twelve years ago and dropped it abruptly. Has Brennan stumbled upon a cover-up?
To make matters worse, a strange, deadly substance in the barrel alongside the body is found and an employee from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention goes missing during Race Week. Could this man have used chemicals for murder?
Brennan must juggle multiple theories and discover the truth behind this murder. What secrets lurk behind the festive veneer of Race Week? Find out in Flash and Bones, Reichs’ fourteenth thrilling novel.
To celebrate the new release, we are giving away a library of Kathy Reichs books including her first novel Déjà Dead, a signed copy of Spider Bones and of course, her latest book, Flash and Bones to one lucky winner.
You can meet Kathy Reichs at Toronto’s Indigo Eaton Centre on August 22, 2011 at noon.
Kathy Reichs’ novels inspired the hit crime television series Bones. She also serves as a producer on the show to keep the science elements accurate and up to date.