Flesh and Bone: A Body Farm Novel

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Harper Collins, Jan 23, 2007 - Fiction - 368 pages
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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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User 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

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User 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

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
17
Section 3
21
Section 4
29
Section 5
35
Section 6
42
Section 7
49
Section 8
55
Section 23
182
Section 24
189
Section 25
195
Section 26
200
Section 27
207
Section 28
215
Section 29
225
Section 30
232

Section 9
66
Section 10
73
Section 11
82
Section 12
87
Section 13
90
Section 14
103
Section 15
127
Section 16
135
Section 17
140
Section 18
145
Section 19
151
Section 20
165
Section 21
169
Section 22
177
Section 31
238
Section 32
243
Section 33
248
Section 34
255
Section 35
269
Section 36
279
Section 37
290
Section 38
299
Section 39
320
Section 40
329
Section 41
337
Section 42
347
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About the author (2007)

Jefferson Bass is the writing team of Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson. Dr. Bass, a world-renowned forensic anthropologist, founded the University of Tennessee's Anthropology Research Facility—the Body Farm—a quarter century ago. He is the author or coauthor of more than two hundred scientific publications, as well as a critically acclaimed memoir about his career at the Body Farm, Death's Acre. Dr. Bass is also a dedicated teacher, honored as National Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Jon Jefferson is a veteran journalist, writer, and documentary filmmaker. His writings have been published in the New York Times, Newsweek, USA Today, and Popular Science, and broadcast on National Public Radio. The coauthor of Death's Acre, he is also the writer and producer of two highly rated National Geographic documentaries about the Body Farm.

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