Two Nights By Kathy Reichs Simon and Schuster, 336 pages, $34.99
What happens when Kathy Reichs writes a book without Temp Brennan, ace forensic anthropologist, in the central role? Answer: it opens up a ton of free space once occupied by all the deep scientific stuff. So, in the Brennan-free “Two Nights,” action fills the space.
There are so many violent collisions that it sometimes feels like one long record of homicidal strife. The main character is the bizarrely named Sunday Night. She has worked with the U.S. army in Afghanistan and with the police in the American south. Now, a freelance investigator, she’s hired by a wealthy older woman to track down the woman’s kidnapped grandchild.
It would be a serious spoiler to reveal who Night finds herself up against, so let’s just say these are people whose votes Trump could count on.