Reichs has written an engrossing and detailed thriller that will keep you guessing and turning pages. Her characters are realistic and nuanced. Her plots are full of red herrings, twists and enough mayhem to please the violence prone and enough character, empathy and sensitivity to please the more faint of heart. Her background in forensic anthropology gives realism to her tales. Book groups might discuss human trafficking, dealing in antiquities and ethnic treasures, women in combat, women’s place in society, court martials and criminal courts, divorce and its aftermath and drug addiction and dealers.