I struggled with my rating of this book. I have read all the previous books in this series. I found this book to be at par with the better stories except for one major point. Ms Reichs' books are labeled as suspenseful forensic anthropology mysteries. I agree with that general assessment except or this book. The two facets of the ending was extremely obvious halfway through the book. I knew who the "bad" character was and what situation Tempe found herself in far before I got to the unveiling phase of the story. I do enjoy the writing style and storylines but this time I felt let down.