Argh. I did used to love this series, but this one really bothered me. This Dr. Brennan really goes out of her way to put herself in danger to a ridiculous degree (and then yells at Ryan for wanting to rescue her). I've read almost all of them, but I just ran out of patience with her as a character. The science is good, the cases interesting, but nothing rings true about this forensic anthropologist anymore. I guess some part of me wants someone in the book to call her on it, to say she's an adrenaline junkie now and out of control much like she used to be an alcoholic, maybe that would save the series for me. But it doesn't look headed that way. It's too bad -- I really used to enjoy these books.