Break No Bones
Corpses in varying stages of decomp — picked-clean skeleton, ”putrefied jelly” — pile up as forensic anthropologist (and Fox TV’s Bones heroine) Temperance Brennan links them to a medical clinic.
Swampy South Carolina’s ”water was dark green, the mud black and slime-slick.”
”Hinge fracture on the left transverse process of the C-6 vertebra.”
Engrossing procedural, snappy banter, and complex relationships are juxtaposed against the physical and moral rot.