Devil Bones: (Temperance Brennan 11) (Paperback) by Reichs Kathy
An underground chamber is exposed in a seedy dilapidated house. In the dark cellar a ritualistic display is revealed: a human skull rests on a cauldron surrounded by slain chickens and bizarre figurines. Called to the scene is forensic anthropologist Dr Temperance Brennan. She determines that the skull is that of a young black female. But how and when did she die? Just as Tempe is closing in on answers another body is discovered: a headless corpse carved with Satanic symbols. As local vigilantes begin a witch-hunt Tempe struggles to contain her emotions. But the eventual truth proves more shocking than even she could have imagined.