I'm a long-time fan of Kathy Reich's books, and have read every one of them. For some reason, "206 Bones" feels like Reichs has grown tired of her characters. I enjoyed the book a great deal, but it seemed that the situations of her two main protagonists, Tempe Brennan and Andrew Ryan, are becoming a little trite. Their on-again/off-again relationship primarily seems to thrive under pressure.And it is most assuredly under pressure in this novel, which sees Brennan's work being sabotaged by anonymous phone calls, disappearing evidence ... and even a kidnapping, which is where the book begins, with Brennan awakening in what seems to be a tomb. The plot is based on her recalling the events that led to her predicament.As always, it's a good read and highly recommended for fans of police procedurals. It's just not as good as some of the other Reichs books.