This is the latest novel featuring Temperance Brennan, the forensic anthropologist for Mecklenburg county in North Carolina. Temperance is called in when a plumber finds a human skull while working on an abandoned house. Temperance using her considerable knowledge helps the police in tying this skull to another set of bones found nearby. The story evolves into connections with Wiccans, a popular preacher with political ambitions and corruption. The author who is a Forensic Anthropologist adds very detailed science while also adding a multi layered main character, a good mystery and well written, Temperance is also the inspiration for the T.V. series Bones.