Thursday, December 16, 2010

Virals by Kathy Reichs - Review

You may not know that Temperance Brennan, the forensic anthropologist from the Bones novels and television show, has a niece named Tory - a science aficionado who lives with her father on a remote island off the South Carolina coast. It all starts when Tory and her friends rescue a wolfdog pup that has been kidnapped for medical experiments and are exposed to a virus. At first they are sick - really sick - but ultimately they are left with periods of heightened abilities (strength, hearing, smell, etc.). It changes their lives.

They stumble onto some dog tags, a skeleton, and the trail of a long abandoned murder case that takes all their wits, their scientific know how, their contacts, and their newfound abilities to solve. Along the way, we are allowed a peek inside debutante balls, Southern mores, scientific research labs, and nonstop action. What a wonderful new series. I can't wait to see where Reichs takes the Virals and this series, which is sure to be a hit.

1 comment:

Demitria said...

Wow, this sounds really interesting. I'll have to check it out.