The Bone Chamber
Robin Burcell, Author Harper $7.99 (388p) ISBN 978-0-06-112229-3
Readers seeking a DaVinci Code-type thriller will dive right into this page-turner from Anthony Award winner Burcell, an FBI-trained forensic artist, much like his protagonist Sydney Fitzpatrick. Sydney, who previously confronted her father's murder in Face of a Killer, now works for the FBI in Quantico. When Special Agent Zachary Griffin asks Sydney to identify a murder victim without a face, she postpones her vacation to help, then continues the investigation on her own. Clues lead Sydney to the Vatican, where she rejoins Zachary to pursue the lost, legendary Templar treasure. Meanwhile, the two agents are being pursued themselves by two separate sets of killers. From Washington to Rome to Tunisia, the action is fast-paced and non-stop, compensating for characters that lack dimension.
Reviewed on: 01/04/2010
Release date: 12/01/2009
Mass Market Paperbound - 388 pages - 9780061122293
Hardcover - 381 pages - 9781590583753
Other - 400 pages - 9780061966071