I grew up watching NCIS, version 2.0 (with Ziva the main lead). So it was really good fun going back to the very first season and re-watching the entire saga. Plus, getting to know Special Agent Kate Todd was like a breath of fresh air. The mixture of Agent Gibbs, Anthony DiNozzo and the forensics team creates a dynamic cast and on-screen family that you immediately fall in love with.
The first season of Bones was everything I would expect from a great first season, so the second was a little lacking. Definitely not one of my favourite ones, but then again, it had big shoes to fill and it was still incredibly forensically and thematically interesting. Plus, my favourite Bones relationship began to bloom, so that in and of itself makes the entire season worth watching.
Every time I think that I have a handle on the legal system outlined in the Temperance Brennan books, Reichs seems to throw a spanner in the works. I finally get my head around the system de Montreal, then we move to America, then we investigate a plane crash, and finally we move onto the jurisdictional system of Guatemala. It’s always great when you learn while reading!
Bones is one of my all-time favourite TV shows. I love the combination of humour, mystery and (mostly) correct science. For someone who has spent almost all of her adult life studying science, the fact that the forensics in a forensic show are mostly correct, and never blatantly wrong is a breath of fresh air. It was actually the TV show that made me decide to read Kathy Reichs’ Temperance Brennan series.
Fatal Voyage helped to ease some of the frustrations of Deadly Decisions; it bought Andy Ryan back to the forefront of the story. I was really enjoying the courting dance of the two main characters throughout the series, and this addition to the series extended on it. Aside from the character connections, I also really enjoyed discovering what happens when there is a plane crash. Logically I knew that there are a lot of people who have to be involved in the retrieval process, but actually learning the intricacies of this, at least for America was really cool.
The third instalment of the Temperance Brennan series was another masterful description of crime, forensic anthropology and the intricacies of the underworld. This time, Reichs takes us on a journey through the world of Bikie gangs. I’ve always heard many stories about the hierarchy and the ways in which these groups operate and run, and reading a book about it was incredibly fascinating. It also provided me with more information on their formation, alliances with other groups and the way that law enforcers deal with such a large crime syndicate.
Reichs did it again – she created a spine tingling story that had me enthralled from the first sentence. It was a journey through a series of interconnected cases that had me guessing until the very end. As with Deja Dead, I wasn’t able to read this unless the room was very well lit, and I knew that I wasn’t sleeping alone that night. Reichs is just WAY too good at building a realistic storyline that you can imagine happening in real life.
Do not read this book if you are female and home alone. I repeat. Do not read this book if you are easily scared.