(From the publisher):
When a plane crashes high in the mountains of North Carolina, Temperance Brennan is one of the first on the scene. As a forensic antrhopologist for the state, she serves on the region's disaster response team. The task that confronts her is a sad and sickening one. Putting normal life on hold, Tempe and her colleagues must painstakingly identify the victims.
A chance discovery concerns her: a severed foot, well away from the main crash site. A deserted house close by is buried so deep in the woods that locals claim to know nothing of its existence. And her examination of the foot throws up more questions than it answers.
Before she can make any progress, Tempe's professional standing is threatened. But she fears that, air tragedy aside, another corpse lies somewhere in the woods. Pitting herself against a conspiracy of silence, Tempe vows to bring justic for her mystery victim...
Original title: Fatal Voyage
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Police Procedural