Burnt Bones

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Signet, 2000 - Fiction - 408 pages
6 Reviews
On a remote island off the coast of Seattle, a man lies buried alive. Miles away, his captor -- the elusive killer known only as Mephisto -- listens through a transmitter to his victim's dying screams, waiting for him to reveal a secret only he knows. But learning the secret is only the beginning of Mephisto's maniacal game....

Tracking the madman are two detectives. In Canada, Super-intendent Robert DeClercq, a man who has experienced horror up close. In America, Jenna Bond, a young detective who has never known true horror -- until now.

Together they will uncover a trail of clues that will lead them to Mephisto, and into the bloody past in which he exists. Because there the most terrifying secrets are buried, lying amidst the bones of the dead....

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Review: Burnt Bones (Special X #7)

User Review  - Nadia - Goodreads

Not as enjoyable as "Headhunter". Annoying when alternating flashbacks of boyhood with historical ones. Only gets interesting near the end. No clever twists or surprises. Read full review

Review: Burnt Bones (Special X #7)

User Review  - Brian Sammons - Goodreads

Slade wanted to make a Moriarty-like villain for his RCMP to square off against with a character called 'The Druid'. Sadly, I thought it was more goofy than anything. This is an OK read, but far from the best of Slade's books. Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Michael Slade is pseudonym for Jay Clarke, a Vancouver-based trial lawyer specializing in cases for the criminally insane. As both defense and Crown counsel, he has been active in over one hundred murder cases. This background provides inspiration for his series of Special X thrillers. He is the author of six previous books, including Primal Scream, Evil Eye, Ripper, Cutthroat, Ghoul, Headhunter, and Burnt Bones.

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