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Deadly Décisions ➽ [Reading] ➿ Deadly Décisions By Kathy Reichs ➲ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Nobody tells a chilling story like international bestselling author Kathy Reichs whose most valuable tool is her expertiseshe's the real thing New York Newsday Drawing on her years as a top forensic a Nobody tells a chilling story like international bestselling author Kathy Reichs whose most valuable tool is her expertiseshe's the real thing New York Newsday Drawing on her years as a top forensic anthropologist Reichs brings her cutting edge scientific know how to this poignant terrifying new tour de force Nine year old Emily Anne Toussaint is shot dead on a Montreal street A North Carolina teenager disappears from her home and parts of what may be her skeleton are found hundreds of miles away For Dr Temperance Brennan a forensic anthropologist in both Montreal and North Carolina the deaths kindle deep emotions that propel her on a harrowing journey into the world of outlaw motorcycle gangs As a scientist Tempe should remain dispassionate As a caring individual she yearns to take the killers off the streets Emily Anne was cut down in a biker crossfire The North Carolina victim Savannah Osprey was last seen hitching a ride with a transient biker Tempe's nephew Kit is intrigued by motorcycles Does he understand the difference between legitimate riders and gangs or is he too mesmerized to comprehend that outlaw bikers are big trouble With her boss Pierre LaManche in the hospital and her friend Andrew Ryan disturbingly unavailable Tempe begins a perilous investigation into a culture where evil often wears a mask From blood splatter patterns and ground penetrating radar to bone sample analysis Deadly Décisions triumphantly combines the authenticity of a world class forensic professional with the narrative power of a brilliant new crime writing star This richly nuanced thriller is sure to catapult a uniuely gifted author to even greater heights.


10 thoughts on “Deadly Décisions

  1. Bobby Underwood Bobby Underwood says:

    Kathy Reichs’s creation of Temperance Brennan appeared to be a mirror image of the author Reichs was a forensic anthropologist for the state of North Carolina and the province of uebec Canada when I first read this many years ago Deadly Decisions is the third book in this series and while it's too hit and miss overall this one is a nice readTemperance is called away from uantico when a young girl named Emily Anne becomes an innocent victim in the escalating turf war between biker gangs in Canada It has become serious enough that a Special Operations Unit called Caracajou has been formed and Temperance is asked to join it Once she does she learns in heartbreaking fashion how the sophisticated network of the new mafia uses some very old and horrifying methods to remain in controlReichs writes Brennan as a classy professional who has overcome a drinking problem in her past Though widely respected in her field she has at best a respectful relationship with the stuffy French detective named Claudel with whom she often works Reichs weaves these details naturally into the crime story unlike Patricia Cornwell who eventually let all Scarpetta’s hang ups and neuroses and those of Lucy ruin that seriesDeadly Decisions is a good read and there is excellent atmosphere in this one When the body of a second girl buried years before is discovered Reichs is at her very best She provides tense excitement but colors it with sadness The portion about the careful excavation of a body so badly decomposed that only the girl’s bones and the mystery of who killed her are left for Temperance to uncover is particularly well writtenAlso within the narrative Reich's provides touching moments such as the releasing of balloons at Emily Anne’s funeral There is an understanding by the author in regard to violence and how it often occurs suddenly and without time to mourn Minor but important details such as this add depth to a genre which has increasingly become sensationalized with brutality and gore desensitizing the reader and removing any resonance Not the case here I'm happy to sayThis is a classy read in a genre that has become bloated and has very much gone astray Author Kathy Reichs imbues Temperance Brennan with professionalism and humanity all the while remaining focused on the crimes and the victims She fleshes out Temperance into a real person we would want on our side in such circumstances This is a series that found solid ground with this one and this particular entry is well worth checking out


  2. Michelle Michelle says:

    This book made me wonder why some female mystery authors choose to endow their female protagonists with so much unecessary angst Reichs is one of several authors that I've read lately who is guilty of this The protagonist can't just solve crime She has to juggle relationship issues neurotic family and friends pets concerns about her appearance hair and weight money worries etc and catch a murderer Yeah I know that those are all real concerns but if I wanted to read a book about women's issues I'd pick something from Oprah's list Why can't female detectives just solve murders? Male detectives aren't worrying about their weight Or their significant others To uote Henry Higgins Why can't a woman be like a man? Authors please don't pander to what you think women want Please just create a strong female character who kicks ass takes names and solves crime


  3. ✨ Gramy ✨ ✨ Gramy ✨ says:

    Dr Kathy Reichs is a real life forensic anthropologist for the State of North Carolina and is also a professor at The University of North Carolina Tempe Brennan holds the same positions in the series Although loosely based on the TV movie series 'Bones' there are many significant differences between the two DESCRIPTION From the New York Times bestselling author of Speaking in Bones—“Fans of TV’s CSI Crime Scene Investigation should be in heaven” People stepping into the world of forensic anthropologist Dr Temperance Brennan star of Kathy Reichs’s electrifyingly authentic bestsellersNine year old Emily Anne Toussaint is fatally shot on a Montreal street A North Carolina teenager disappears from her home and parts of her skeleton are found hundreds of miles away The shocking deaths propel Tempe Brennan from north to south and deep into a shattering investigation inside the bizarre culture of outlaw motorcycle gangs—where one misstep could bring disaster for herself or someone she lovesThe book introduces a sister a nephew and a budding romance with Andy Ryan a police detective she has worked cases upon in Canadian jurisdiction The reader is exposed to the scenery and culture in Canada and North Carolina simultaneously It is an engaging storyline that keeps the reader intrigued I think the series is worth reading and will be checking the remainder of the series out with enthusiasm However each volume is extensive in length I usually prefer a longer length after having invested the time and energy to get acuainted with the characters and visit far away landsEach book in the series is able to stand on its own and concludes with a solution to the murder delegated to investigation in that installation


  4. Emily Emily says:

    For someone so smart Tempe Brennan sure does some dumb things Running into the line of fire blatantly ignoring directives from seasoned detectives going to biker bars alone at night etc The plotting in these books would be pretty good if the author didn't continually have her heroine behave in such an idiotic way in order to create suspense or reveal important plot threads I also do not appreciate that some member of Tempe's family or a close friend is always somehow involved with the criminals and of course is put in danger There are way too many coincidental happenings as well Tempe must happen to know someone in every law enforcement agency or field on the continentHowever I enjoyed the technical details about crime solving that were imparted in such a way that they fit into the story I liked the fact that there was less unexplaineduntranslated French in this book than the last two I learned uite a lot about Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs which was interestingEven though every chapter ends on a heavy handed cliffhanger seriously I find myself going da da DAAH in my head you know the melodramatic sound effect? I had absolutely no trouble putting the book down and going to sleep Maybe that's why it took me 13 days to read 300 pages Usually I read 90 100 pages per dayAlso If you're looking for books about the Bones TV show you will be disappointed I already knew that but I still find myself disappointed I guess I expected better


  5. Sarah Sarah says:

    Deadly Decisions doesn't vary much from the pattern established in Reichs' first two Temperance Brennan novels This one again features one of Brennan's friendsfamily in peril and again teaches us much about forensics than your average episode of CSIThis time the featured forensic topic was blood spatter Five pages worth of lecture which I have to admit that I didn't read I skimmed until I found the conclusion so this means that the victim was beaten before he was shot? I don't think my enjoyment of the book suffered for my lazinessThe villains in Deadly Decisions are OMCs Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs Apparently there's a biker war in Montreal and innocent bystanders are getting caught in the crossfire Brennan volunteers for a multi agency task force to address the problem and as a result she and her readers are treated to not one but two lecture presentations about the history of OMCs in the US and Canada These presentations are complete with overhead and slide projectors Like the blood spatter the storyline would have made just as much sense even without such deep background I realized the details were a severe distraction when I found myself putting down the book so I could construct an organization chart to keep track of all the parent clubs and puppet clubsMaybe I'm just overly critical because this isn't my usual genre Overall it's a perfectly entertaining read I just wish the surprises had been surprising


  6. Grey Ghost Grey Ghost says:

    Done with Kathy Reichs You know how some thrillers and mysteries are OK but a cut below excellent? Reichs is on the low end of OK I can see how her work has popular appeal but frankly it's trite repetitive formulaic and not really compellingly written I can deal with trite and formulaic if something is really well written After three of the Temperance Brennan books and I might have read the fourth but they're so uninspiring I neither remember nor care I don't think Reichs is going to get any betterI'll stick with TV's Brennan thanks I'm glad that the producers of Bones were able to transcend these mediocre novels to make a really good show


  7. Jen Jen says:

    I think I liked this one in the series the best so far Dr Temperance Brennan keeps her instances of running off by herself and doing something knuckle headed down to a minimum


  8. Alaina Alaina says:

    OKAY WHAT THE HELL DETECTIVE RYAN??? WHAT THE HELLUGH Deadly Decisions made me want to murder him Also what is this strange fascination with trying to kill Brennan and her family? Is there going to be a book where everyone is safe?Other than that I'm lowkey happy that Brennan was in the good ole VA Now if she could do a hop skip and jump into DC I would be even happier guys Anyhoo the new investigation in her life is with a motorcycle club There's also another thing going on in her life and that has to deal with Ryan Ugh bad guy He deserves a time out for the shit he has put me throughI liked getting to meet Kit her nephew but I also feel like he caused a bunch of drama into her life as well I also feel like Tempy gets herself into a whole bunch of shit Things could've easily gone another way for her but she decided to go against what everyone was telling her It was a bit frustrating to listen toOverall I liked the book but it could've been better


  9. Nick Davies Nick Davies says:

    I'm not sure whether I didn't like this as much as some of the other Temperance Brennan novels I've read due to it being one of the earlier in the series or whether I'm just getting a bit tired of aspects of this novel that I didn't like It was somewhat predictable somewhat heavy with technical aspects somewhat reliant on unbelievable co incidencesThe novel focuses on Brennan's involvement in a case following the discovery of bonescorpses thought to be related to biker gang activity in Montreal Some of the involvement of the central character rang true but there were also aspects of the narrative where I just couldn't believe a forensic anthropologist would be involved Mary Sue alert The crimes that result from one load of deaths and the authorities becoming involved it starts to threaten the central character as well as her close friends and family This seemed a bit ridiculousThere was a lot of scientific explanation with respect to pathology and anthropology As interesting as this sort of thing is in a novel it felt rather clunky an insertion and like the author was saying 'I have done my research and you are going to have the benefit of my expertise in this area regardless of how it sits in the story' The wise cracking sass was funny most of the time but just silly on occasion The dénouement was reliant on some somewhat unbelievable heroicness on the part of the central character and a few supporting cast who'd been barely mentioned till they turn up to save the day at the last minuteOh and I just couldn't understand the way a 19yr old male character felt like someone several years younger Maybe the character was immature maybe Americans treat their teenagers differently to British folk I just compared him to myself when I was that age had been left home a year relatively capable and couldn't feel much common groundSo yes I'll probably not read many Kathy Reichs there are plenty other books in the genre which I tend to prefer


  10. Mike Mike says:

    Our intrepid forensics lady is knee deep in skeletons and a biker insurrection in Canada Ms Reichs does a good job of weaving science with action and the usual humor


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10 thoughts on “Deadly Décisions

  1. Bobby Underwood Bobby Underwood says:

    Kathy Reichs’s creation of Temperance Brennan appeared to be a mirror image of the author Reichs was a forensic anthropologist for the state of North Carolina and the province of uebec Canada when I first read this many years ago Deadly Decisions is the third book in this series and while it's too hit and miss overall this one is a nice readTemperance is called away from uantico when a young girl named Emily Anne becomes an innocent victim in the escalating turf war between biker gangs in Canada It has become serious enough that a Special Operations Unit called Caracajou has been formed and Temperance is asked to join it Once she does she learns in heartbreaking fashion how the sophisticated network of the new mafia uses some very old and horrifying methods to remain in controlReichs writes Brennan as a classy professional who has overcome a drinking problem in her past Though widely respected in her field she has at best a respectful relationship with the stuffy French detective named Claudel with whom she often works Reichs weaves these details naturally into the crime story unlike Patricia Cornwell who eventually let all Scarpetta’s hang ups and neuroses and those of Lucy ruin that seriesDeadly Decisions is a good read and there is excellent atmosphere in this one When the body of a second girl buried years before is discovered Reichs is at her very best She provides tense excitement but colors it with sadness The portion about the careful excavation of a body so badly decomposed that only the girl’s bones and the mystery of who killed her are left for Temperance to uncover is particularly well writtenAlso within the narrative Reich's provides touching moments such as the releasing of balloons at Emily Anne’s funeral There is an understanding by the author in regard to violence and how it often occurs suddenly and without time to mourn Minor but important details such as this add depth to a genre which has increasingly become sensationalized with brutality and gore desensitizing the reader and removing any resonance Not the case here I'm happy to sayThis is a classy read in a genre that has become bloated and has very much gone astray Author Kathy Reichs imbues Temperance Brennan with professionalism and humanity all the while remaining focused on the crimes and the victims She fleshes out Temperance into a real person we would want on our side in such circumstances This is a series that found solid ground with this one and this particular entry is well worth checking out

  2. Michelle Michelle says:

    This book made me wonder why some female mystery authors choose to endow their female protagonists with so much unecessary angst Reichs is one of several authors that I've read lately who is guilty of this The protagonist can't just solve crime She has to juggle relationship issues neurotic family and friends pets concerns about her appearance hair and weight money worries etc and catch a murderer Yeah I know that those are all real concerns but if I wanted to read a book about women's issues I'd pick something from Oprah's list Why can't female detectives just solve murders? Male detectives aren't worrying about their weight Or their significant others To uote Henry Higgins Why can't a woman be like a man? Authors please don't pander to what you think women want Please just create a strong female character who kicks ass takes names and solves crime

  3. ✨ Gramy ✨ ✨ Gramy ✨ says:

    Dr Kathy Reichs is a real life forensic anthropologist for the State of North Carolina and is also a professor at The University of North Carolina Tempe Brennan holds the same positions in the series Although loosely based on the TV movie series 'Bones' there are many significant differences between the two DESCRIPTION From the New York Times bestselling author of Speaking in Bones—“Fans of TV’s CSI Crime Scene Investigation should be in heaven” People stepping into the world of forensic anthropologist Dr Temperance Brennan star of Kathy Reichs’s electrifyingly authentic bestsellersNine year old Emily Anne Toussaint is fatally shot on a Montreal street A North Carolina teenager disappears from her home and parts of her skeleton are found hundreds of miles away The shocking deaths propel Tempe Brennan from north to south and deep into a shattering investigation inside the bizarre culture of outlaw motorcycle gangs—where one misstep could bring disaster for herself or someone she lovesThe book introduces a sister a nephew and a budding romance with Andy Ryan a police detective she has worked cases upon in Canadian jurisdiction The reader is exposed to the scenery and culture in Canada and North Carolina simultaneously It is an engaging storyline that keeps the reader intrigued I think the series is worth reading and will be checking the remainder of the series out with enthusiasm However each volume is extensive in length I usually prefer a longer length after having invested the time and energy to get acuainted with the characters and visit far away landsEach book in the series is able to stand on its own and concludes with a solution to the murder delegated to investigation in that installation

  4. Emily Emily says:

    For someone so smart Tempe Brennan sure does some dumb things Running into the line of fire blatantly ignoring directives from seasoned detectives going to biker bars alone at night etc The plotting in these books would be pretty good if the author didn't continually have her heroine behave in such an idiotic way in order to create suspense or reveal important plot threads I also do not appreciate that some member of Tempe's family or a close friend is always somehow involved with the criminals and of course is put in danger There are way too many coincidental happenings as well Tempe must happen to know someone in every law enforcement agency or field on the continentHowever I enjoyed the technical details about crime solving that were imparted in such a way that they fit into the story I liked the fact that there was less unexplaineduntranslated French in this book than the last two I learned uite a lot about Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs which was interestingEven though every chapter ends on a heavy handed cliffhanger seriously I find myself going da da DAAH in my head you know the melodramatic sound effect? I had absolutely no trouble putting the book down and going to sleep Maybe that's why it took me 13 days to read 300 pages Usually I read 90 100 pages per dayAlso If you're looking for books about the Bones TV show you will be disappointed I already knew that but I still find myself disappointed I guess I expected better

  5. Sarah Sarah says:

    Deadly Decisions doesn't vary much from the pattern established in Reichs' first two Temperance Brennan novels This one again features one of Brennan's friendsfamily in peril and again teaches us much about forensics than your average episode of CSIThis time the featured forensic topic was blood spatter Five pages worth of lecture which I have to admit that I didn't read I skimmed until I found the conclusion so this means that the victim was beaten before he was shot? I don't think my enjoyment of the book suffered for my lazinessThe villains in Deadly Decisions are OMCs Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs Apparently there's a biker war in Montreal and innocent bystanders are getting caught in the crossfire Brennan volunteers for a multi agency task force to address the problem and as a result she and her readers are treated to not one but two lecture presentations about the history of OMCs in the US and Canada These presentations are complete with overhead and slide projectors Like the blood spatter the storyline would have made just as much sense even without such deep background I realized the details were a severe distraction when I found myself putting down the book so I could construct an organization chart to keep track of all the parent clubs and puppet clubsMaybe I'm just overly critical because this isn't my usual genre Overall it's a perfectly entertaining read I just wish the surprises had been surprising

  6. Grey Ghost Grey Ghost says:

    Done with Kathy Reichs You know how some thrillers and mysteries are OK but a cut below excellent? Reichs is on the low end of OK I can see how her work has popular appeal but frankly it's trite repetitive formulaic and not really compellingly written I can deal with trite and formulaic if something is really well written After three of the Temperance Brennan books and I might have read the fourth but they're so uninspiring I neither remember nor care I don't think Reichs is going to get any betterI'll stick with TV's Brennan thanks I'm glad that the producers of Bones were able to transcend these mediocre novels to make a really good show

  7. Jen Jen says:

    I think I liked this one in the series the best so far Dr Temperance Brennan keeps her instances of running off by herself and doing something knuckle headed down to a minimum

  8. Alaina Alaina says:

    OKAY WHAT THE HELL DETECTIVE RYAN??? WHAT THE HELLUGH Deadly Decisions made me want to murder him Also what is this strange fascination with trying to kill Brennan and her family? Is there going to be a book where everyone is safe?Other than that I'm lowkey happy that Brennan was in the good ole VA Now if she could do a hop skip and jump into DC I would be even happier guys Anyhoo the new investigation in her life is with a motorcycle club There's also another thing going on in her life and that has to deal with Ryan Ugh bad guy He deserves a time out for the shit he has put me throughI liked getting to meet Kit her nephew but I also feel like he caused a bunch of drama into her life as well I also feel like Tempy gets herself into a whole bunch of shit Things could've easily gone another way for her but she decided to go against what everyone was telling her It was a bit frustrating to listen toOverall I liked the book but it could've been better

  9. Nick Davies Nick Davies says:

    I'm not sure whether I didn't like this as much as some of the other Temperance Brennan novels I've read due to it being one of the earlier in the series or whether I'm just getting a bit tired of aspects of this novel that I didn't like It was somewhat predictable somewhat heavy with technical aspects somewhat reliant on unbelievable co incidencesThe novel focuses on Brennan's involvement in a case following the discovery of bonescorpses thought to be related to biker gang activity in Montreal Some of the involvement of the central character rang true but there were also aspects of the narrative where I just couldn't believe a forensic anthropologist would be involved Mary Sue alert The crimes that result from one load of deaths and the authorities becoming involved it starts to threaten the central character as well as her close friends and family This seemed a bit ridiculousThere was a lot of scientific explanation with respect to pathology and anthropology As interesting as this sort of thing is in a novel it felt rather clunky an insertion and like the author was saying 'I have done my research and you are going to have the benefit of my expertise in this area regardless of how it sits in the story' The wise cracking sass was funny most of the time but just silly on occasion The dénouement was reliant on some somewhat unbelievable heroicness on the part of the central character and a few supporting cast who'd been barely mentioned till they turn up to save the day at the last minuteOh and I just couldn't understand the way a 19yr old male character felt like someone several years younger Maybe the character was immature maybe Americans treat their teenagers differently to British folk I just compared him to myself when I was that age had been left home a year relatively capable and couldn't feel much common groundSo yes I'll probably not read many Kathy Reichs there are plenty other books in the genre which I tend to prefer

  10. Mike Mike says:

    Our intrepid forensics lady is knee deep in skeletons and a biker insurrection in Canada Ms Reichs does a good job of weaving science with action and the usual humor

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