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Code by Kathy Reichs

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Mutated by a rogue virus to have animal like superpowers, the geeky 'Virals' are back for another heart-stopping adventure. This time pitted against a vengeful psycopath intent on exploding a bomb at 'the' debutants ball of the year - can they crack the case and master their own evolving powers? Kathy Reichs follows other big authors such as Harlan Coben into creating addictive mystery thrillers for a young adult audience.

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Code by Kathy Reichs

Tory Brennan - great niece of Dr Temperance Brennan - and the Virals return for their most terrifying adventure yet. Life appears peaceful on Loggerhead Island - rescued from financial disaster, the research institute is flourishing once more. But the tranquility is quickly shattered when Tory Brennan and her technophile gang discover a mysterious box buried in the ground. A seemingly innocent treasure hunt soon turns into a nightmarish game of puzzles, as it becomes clear that one false move will lead to terrible, explosive consequences.

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'If you like Bones, you'll love Virals James Patterson Kathy Reichs gets it dead right with sharp writing and a plot that throws a bunch of very real teens into a deadly adult world ... I loved it and I'm sure fans of Alex Rider will love it too' Anthony Horowitz

'Mystery ... fantasy ... science ... and heart-stopping action - this book is DANGEROUS. After I read Tory Brennan's first adventure, I wanted more, more, MORE' R.L. Stine, author of Goosebumps

About the Author

Kathy Reichs

Kathy Reichs is forensic anthropologist at the Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale for the province of Quebec. She is one of seventy-five anthropologists certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. Dr Reichs serves as Vice President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and is a member of the National Police Advisory Council (RCMP/GRC) in Canada. A professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, she is a native of Chicago, where she received her Ph.D. at Northwestern. She now divides her time between Charlotte and Montreal and is a frequent expert witness at criminal trials.


When speaking of writers that have most influenced me, it’s safe to begin at the beginning. My mother Kathy Reichs has written eleven London Times best selling books and fostered the television drama Bones. I am incredibly proud of her talents, and her pride in mine has sweetened my success. My defection from Lawyer Camp (my father and brother are lawyers) to Writer Camp was heralded with joyous open arms by my mother, and the best part is enjoying it together. We don’t agree on everything, and we write about vastly different subject materials. But some day I may just cave in to her pestering that I “put a dead body” in one of my books so we can write something together! If you haven’t already, try her latest book, Devil Bones.

Maxim Jakubowski's view on TEMPERANCE BRENNAN...

Created by Kathy Reichs, Tempe Brennan is a forensic anthropologist who shares her time between North Carolina and Montreal, and has now appeared in almost ten novels where her medical examinations of bones and other sinister discoveries always send her on a trail of murder, peril and grief. Her latest outing is in 206 BONES.

Temperance Brennan series:
1. Deja Dead
2. Death Du Jour
3. Deadly Decisions
4. Fatal Voyage
5. Grave Secrets
6. Bare Bones
7. Monday Mourning
8. Cross Bones
9. Break No Bones
10. Bones to Ashes
11. Devil Bones
12. 206 Bones

13. Mortal Remains

14. Flash and Bones

15. Bones are Forever

See below where Kathy Reichs, bestselling author and forensic anthropologist, discusses how forensics have influenced her career. This was filmed at London's Barts Pathology Museum.

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3rd January 2013


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William Heinemann Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone




Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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