I've really been enjoying the series Bones on Fox and at some point I learned that the lead character was based on a real person (Kathy Reichs). And that real person writes novels (just like the character on the show) and that of course led me to Borders and then a book came home with me. It really is amazing the way those books make their way home with a person!
Anyway, this is the first of her "Temperance Brennan" books and I quite enjoyed it! There's quite a bit of real science in it which I like, and I flew through the last few chapters because I just had to know what happened. The basic premise is that the main character is a forensic anthropologist and she sees some connections between a few cases and has to convince the cops that there's a serial killer. It's obviously a tad more complicated than that, but that's the broad strokes anyway.
I liked it quite a bit, and it wasn't my standard sci-fi! I'm going to have to go get the next one in the series.