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Norman Ollestad studied creative writing at UCLA and attended UCLA Film School. He grew up on Topanga Beach in Malibu and now lives in Venice, California. He is the father of an eight-year-old son.


Some of the science you learn about in this book involves snails and mollusks and things like that. ... You can't just have Tempe [Brennan] sitting in the lab looking at bones all day. That would become rather tedious and boring.

- Kathy Reichs
Break No Bones


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"Dark Voyage" by Alan Furst

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