Virals: Book summary and reviews of Virals by Kathy Reichs

Virals

by Kathy Reichs

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Tory Brennan, niece of acclaimed forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan (of the Bones novels and hit TV show), is the leader of a ragtag band of teenage "sci-philes" who live on a secluded island off the coast of South Carolina. When the group rescues a dog caged for medical testing on a nearby island, they are exposed to an experimental strain of canine parvovirus that changes their lives forever.

As the friends discover their heightened senses and animal-quick reflexes, they must combine their scientific curiosity with their newfound physical gifts to solve a cold-case murder that has suddenly become very hot--if they can stay alive long enough to catch the killer's scent.

Fortunately, they are now more than friends--they're a pack. They are Virals.

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"Reichs juggles the large cast and layered story well, although the revelations at the end get a little silly. Still, the action en route is exciting, and the forensic science and research is as vital as in Reichs's adult novels, even in the more science-fictional setting." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. Reichs has found a pitch-perfect voice for Tory that will ring true with today's teens." - Kirkus

"If you like the TV show Bones (I do) or Maximum Ride, you'll love Virals." - James Patterson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Maximum Ride series

"Reichs gets it dead right with sharp writing and a plot that throws real teens into a deadly adult world." - Anthony Horowitz, New York Times bestselling author of the Alex Rider series

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abby

loved it
Loved the plot. One of my favorites.

Aurora

Viral
This is the best book ever. In the beginning, it is slow then it moves very fast as the solve the crime. BEST BOOK EVER!

Lola

;-)
it's just the first book in an amazing series!!

Brennen

Best mystery EVER
This book is the best mystery book ever because it has the perfect mixture of real life and being like a detective. It makes you look and think things that are not true. It will definitely make you draw conclusions and change things into a distorted view of the book, until the mind blowing ending. Definitely has a great ending and has an ending you wouldn't expect.

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Kathy Reichs Author Biography

Kathy Reichs's first novel Déjà Dead catapulted her to fame when it became a New York Times bestseller and won the 1997 Ellis Award for Best First Novel. Her other Temperance Brennan books include Death du Jour, Deadly Decisions, Fatal Voyage, Grave Secrets, Bare Bones, Monday Mourning, Cross Bones, Break No Bones, Bones to Ashes, Devil Bones, 206 Bones, Spider Bones, Flash and Bones, Bones Are Forever, Bones of the Lost, Bones Never Lie, Speaking in Bones and the Temperance Brennan short story collection, The Bone Collection. In addition, Kathy co-authored the Virals young adult series with her son, Brendan Reichs. The best-selling titles are: Virals, Seizure, Code, Exposure, Terminal, and the novella collection Trace Evidence. The series follows the adventures of Temperance ...

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Kathy Reichs: Last name rhymes with bikes

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