Flesh and Bone: A Body Farm Novel
Dr. Bill Brockton, the founder of the world-famous Body Farm, is hard at work on a troubling new case. A young man's battered body has been found in nearby Chattanooga, and it's up to the talented Dr. Brockton to assemble the pieces of the forensic puzzle. Brockton is brought into the case by the rising star of the state's mechanical examiners, Jess Carter.
Just as they're on the verge of breaking the case open, events take a terrifying turn. Brockton has re-created the Chattanooga death scene at the Body Farm, but a killer tampers with it in a shocking way: placing another corpse at the setting, confusing authorities and putting Brockton's career and life in jeopardy. Soon Brockton himself is accused of the horrific new crime, and the once-beloved professor becomes an outcast. As the net around him tightens, Brockton must use all of his forensic skills to prove his own innocence . . . before he ends up behind bars with some of the very killers he's helped to convict.
Flesh and Bone is another roller-coaster ride into the world of forensic anthropology, its twists and turns marked by drama and pathos, humor and grief, families and friends and enemies. With captivatingly real characters, plus fascinating scientific insights drawn from the case files of a living forensic legend, this astonishing novel confirms Jefferson Bass as one of our most talented authors of suspense.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BookConcierge - LibraryThing
Very good mystery focusing on forensic science, BUT ... I figured out both killers way before our hero did. And the ending was rather abrupt and neat. The writing team really moves the story along ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - marsap - LibraryThing
Unlike the other novels in the Body Farm series—this novel is a sort of a prequel to the career of forensic anthropologist, Bill Brockton. It is summer of 1992, in the sweltering hills of Knoxville ... Read full review