Fourteen-year-old Tory Brennan is as fascinated by bones and dead bodies as her famous aunt, acclaimed forensic anthropologist, Tempe Brennan. However living on a secluded island off Charleston in South Carolina there is not much opportunity to put her knowledge to the test. Until her and her ragbag group of technophile friends stumble across a shallow grave containing the remains of a girl who has been missing for over thirty years. The question is, did whoever was responsible for the girl's death have anything to do with the sick puppy they rescued from a secret laboratory on the same island?
With the cold-case murder suddenly hot, Tory realises that they are involved in something fatally dangerous. But events take a turn for the bizarre when they escape some would-be attackers by using physical powers more akin to a dog than a human... Could the puppy hold the key not only to the murder, but also the strange changes that are taking place in their bodies?
14 year old Tory Brennan, niece of the famous forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, is fascinated by bones. However, living on a secluded island off Charleston in South Carolina means she doesn't get to put her skills to the test. That is, until her and her friends discover the grave of a girl missing for 30 years. To add to this, the group also rescues a wolf-pup infected with a rare strain of parvovirus which causes them to gain extraordinary abilities to aid in their adventures. Perfect for Harry Potter fans! - Zoe (QBD)
Perhaps more famous for her adult series about famous character “Bones” this was Kathy Reichs debut novel for teens. Combining her usual crime theme and an added sci - fi twist, this book features Tory Brennan, the niece of Temperance Brennan, the main character in her adult books. After being exposed to a rare strain of Parvo virus, Tory and her three friends start to experience changes to their bodies....something primal...something ancient and untamed that begins to change their molecular anatomy. A must read for any Kathy Reichs fan and also those interested in crime with a twist! - Amorette (QBD)