The Bone Code by Kathy Reichs is the 20th outing for Temperance Brennan! I've read a bunch of these, but not all of them. Reichs usually has scientific or forensic medical information that is currently of interest in the news which I find as interesting as the case itself.
CRISPR has been in the news for the last couple of years, and gene altering is one of those scientific achievements that has as much possibility for evil as for good.
A medical waste container tossed ashore during a hurricane has two bodies inside. Tempe, called in by the Charleston coroner, is stunned to see that the details are exactly the same as a case she investigated in Canada fifteen years earlier.
To say her interest is piqued--is an understatement. Tempe feels compelled to identify the bodies in the current case and those of the old case as well. Identical situations in two different countries, fifteen years apart presents a puzzle that both Tempe and Ryan need resolved.
In a secondary thread, there is some background of ResuciAnnie, the mannequin used to teach CPR.
Read in February; review scheduled for June 24, 2021.
Mystery/Forensics. July 6, 2021. Print length: 368 pages.