Busy with two simultaneously successful careers as a scientist and a novelist, Reichs has written more than a dozen bestselling books featuring Temperance Brennan, a character she based on herself. A slightly different version of that character is the focus of the television series Bones, now entering its seventh season.
In Flash and Bones, Tempe finds herself at a NASCAR race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. While thousands of fans are descending on the area, a body is found in a landfill. Tempes drawn into the investigation when a NASCAR team crew member asks her to determine if the unidentified body might be his sister, whos been missing for years. Amid the race tracks festival atmosphere, Tempe uncovers a complicated and ominous plot that reaches further than she could have ever imagined. 6:30 p.m. 2342 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-524-8597 or visit www.murderbooks.com. Free.
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