Deadly Decisions

by Kathy Reichs | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 043400801x Global Overview for this book
Registered by k-j-h of Geelong, Victoria Australia on 11/24/2005
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5 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by k-j-h from Geelong, Victoria Australia on Thursday, November 24, 2005
Forensic anthropologist Dr Tempe Brennan is called in to help identify victims of biker gang warfare.

Journal Entry 2 by k-j-h at Alexandra Gardens in Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Sunday, December 4, 2005

Released 16 yrs ago (12/3/2005 UTC) at Alexandra Gardens in Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia

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In the park area near the boathouses.

Journal Entry 3 by TramGirl from Ballarat, Victoria Australia on Sunday, December 4, 2005
Grabbed this off the large pile of books at the Melbourne Christmas meetup.

Journal Entry 4 by leeny37 from Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Picked this up at meet-up last night. This book comes highly recommended by a few others, and I have been assured that Kathy Reichs is much better than Patricia Cornwell (that's a relief), so I'm looking forward to reading this one!

From Amazon.com:
Critics (and publicists) often compare Reichs to Patricia Cornwell, as both are women who write bestselling thrillers featuring a female forensic expert. There's a significant difference between them, though. Reichs brings to her grisly novels a scientific detail and authenticity that Cornwell rarely matches - a virtue arising from Reich's background as a top forensic anthropologist for the governments of North Carolina and Quebec, a background mirrored by that of her heroine, Tempe Brennan. But Cornwell - a journalist before she turned novelist - is a more accomplished writer than Reichs, and her more fluid prose and plotting support a heroine who exudes a vitality that Brennan doesn't. Reichs's strengths and weaknesses are apparent in this third novel (after Death du Jour) featuring narrator Brennan, which finds the crime fighter tangling with outlaw motorcycle gangs in Montreal. The novel opens as Brennan, "sorting badly mangled tissue" in an autopsy room, is interrupted by the arrival of another body: that of a girl, nine, caught by a bullet that one gang, the Heathens, had intended for a rival Viper. The mangled tissue belongs to two Heathens who'd been en route to bomb the Vipers' headquarters: war is raging among bikers in Montreal, and Brennan is soon caught in the battles, not least because her visiting nephew, Kit, is enamored with bikers - including some involved in the war. The narrative carries Brennan to assorted bikers' hangouts, and to much forensic digging, all of which Reichs handles with an admirable intensity and veracity. Still, the novel has a stiff, storyboarded feel, with a subplot involving Brennan's cop lover - has he turned gang member? - particularly intrusive. The pacing is lopsided, laborious in front and action-stuffed at the back, and the narrative spreads its message about the malfeasance of outlaw bikers with a heavy hand. Overall, the novel works, but the gears show one time too many.

Journal Entry 5 by leeny37 at Southbank, Victoria Australia on Saturday, December 13, 2008

Released 13 yrs ago (12/13/2008 UTC) at Southbank, Victoria Australia

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An extra wishlist book for my SS partner! I am passing this directly to Mistlerose for Secret Santa 2008. Thanks for organising it again this year! Merry Christmas! :)

Journal Entry 6 by Mistlerose from Frankston, Victoria Australia on Thursday, December 25, 2008
Thank you so much. I love these books.

Journal Entry 7 by Mistlerose from Frankston, Victoria Australia on Saturday, January 31, 2009
I really enjoyed this book.

Will be taken to meet up tomorrow.

Journal Entry 8 by Mistlerose at Kaleidoscope Cafe OBCZ in Brunswick, Victoria Australia on Saturday, January 31, 2009

Released 12 yrs ago (1/31/2009 UTC) at Kaleidoscope Cafe OBCZ in Brunswick, Victoria Australia

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on bookcrossing table.

Journal Entry 9 by wingmeganhwing from Preston, Victoria Australia on Saturday, January 31, 2009
This is well travelled amongst the Melbourne meet-up group. I have selected it for a special mission - stay tuned for it's further adventures.

Journal Entry 10 by wingmeganhwing at Preston Town hall in Preston, Victoria Australia on Monday, February 22, 2010

Released 11 yrs ago (2/22/2010 UTC) at Preston Town hall in Preston, Victoria Australia

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Left in front of the council chambers where many "deadly decisions" are made.

( Here is a site with information and photos of the Town Hall over it's 115 year history)

This book is released as part of the Dutch Monopoly game - our move this week being to release a book at the town hall.

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