When an Orthodox Jew is found shot to death in Montreal, forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan is called in to figure out the puzzling damage to the corpse. Unexpectedly, a stranger slips her a photograph of a skeleton and assures her the picture is the key to the victim's death. Before she knows it, Tempe is involved in an international mystery as old as Jesus. Some descriptions of sex, descriptions of violence and strong language. 2005.