Kathy Reichs – Grave Secrets (Temperance Brennan #5) (Audio book)

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Grāmatas apraksts no Goodreads/Synopsis from Goodreads:

“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’ electrifyingly authentic bestsellers.

A harrowing excavation unearths a chilling tragedy never laid to rest.

They are “the disappeared,” twenty-three massacre victims buried in a well in the Guatemalan village of Chupan Ya two decades ago. Leading a team of experts on a meticulous, heartbreaking dig, Tempe Brennan pieces together the violence of the past. But a fresh wave of terror begins when the horrific sounds of a fatal attack on two colleagues come in on a blood-chilling satellite call. Teaming up with Special Crimes Investigator Bartolomé Galiano and Montreal detective Andrew Ryan, Tempe quickly becomes enmeshed in the cases of four privileged young women who have vanished from Guatemala City — and finds herself caught in deadly territory where power, money, greed, and science converge.

Izdevniecība/Publisher: BBC Audiobook America

Kā tiku pie šīs grāmatas?/How I got this book?

Lejuplādēju no www.

Vērtējums/Rating: 3.25/5

Manas pārdomas/My thoughts

Temperansa Brenana piedalās oficiālos izrakumos Gvatemalā ar mērķi atrast to upuru mirstīgās atliekas, kuri gāja bojā pirms vairāk kā 20 gadiem diktatūras valdības nežēlīgi pastrādātajā slaktiņā. Bet Brenanas uzdevumi un mērķi mainās ne tikai pēc tam, kad diviem no viņas kolēģiem tiek uzbrukts, vienu nogalinot, kamēr otrs kritiskā stāvoklī nokļūst slimnīcā, bet arī tāpēc, ka neliela izmēra notekūdeņu attīrīšanas iekārtas tvertnē tiek atrasts jaunas sievietes līķis.

Pateicoties savai internacionālai slavai, kaut vai par nesenajiem panākumiem baikeru bandu lietā, detektīvam Galiāno ar to pietiek, lai panāktu, ka Brenana asistē gan mirstīgo atlieku izpētē, gan aktīvi arīdzan turpmākajā izmeklēšanā. Ērta sakritība vai varbūt ne, bet Galiāno bijusi tā laime reiz mācīties vienā skolā ar Endrū Raienu, ko tālāk nevajadzīgi izpleš mīlas trijstūrī. Vēl cita ar baltiem diegiem šūta ir Gvatemalas lietas sasaiste ar Kanādu -> pēdējo mēnešu laikā pazudušas četras (nu jau trīs) jaunas sievietes no ļoti priviliģētām ģimenēm, viena no kurām ir Kanādas vēstnieka meita, kas ir pietiekams iemesls, lai jau minētais Endrū ierastos klātienē. Lai gan likums ir viens visiem, nauda un politiskā ietekmē tomēr spēj mobilizēt lielāku izmeklētāju enerģiju.

Nevarētu teikt, ka Grave Secrets būtu nezin kāds super trilleris vai kriminālromāns, šoreiz var uzteikt autori, kurai pamanījās neieslīgt garlaicīgā zinātnisku faktu monologā. Īpaši interesanti bija dzirdēt par cilmes šūnām un to, ka tās var iegūt arī no mirušiem cilvēkiem. Faktu, kuru ļaundari labi pārzina.

Salīdzinoši, ja Rizzoli & Isles seriāls grāmatām godu nedara, tad Temperansas Brenanas un Bones gadījums ir pretējs.

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Temperance Brennan participates in an official dig in Guatemala with a goal to hopefully find victims from a massacre by the dictatorship more than 20 years ago. But Brennan’s goals and objectives change after two of her colleagues are attacked, one getting killed but the other goes to hospital in a critical condition, and a young woman’s body is found in a septic tank.

Thanks to her international recognition, e.g. for what she did in the case with biker gangs, Brennan is asked to assist in the study of remains and also in the investigation in general. Maybe a convenient coincidence or not but the lead investigator from Guatemalan side Bartolomé Galiano once has studied in the same class as Andrew Ryan; which later on is expanded in an unnecessary love triangle. Another thing that was farfetched was the case’s linkage with Canada -> for young woman have disappeared (now I guess just three) from wealthy and privileged families and one of these girls is a daughter of Canada’s ambassador. Although the law is the same for everyone, it seems that money and political influence can motivate to search and look harder.

I can’t say that Grave Secrets was a super page-turning thriller but it would also be wrong to say that I was bored with scientific and technical stuff. I even would like to compliment the way it was done this time. I was especially entertained to hear about stem cells and the way they can be produced even from dead bodies, which plays a big role for what and why the killer(s) did.

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