Bones of Betrayal (Body Farm #4)
The first three Body Farm novels—Carved in Bone, Flesh and Bone, and The Devil's Bones—took readers deep into the backwoods of East Tennessee, where fascinating forensic science mixed with extraordinary characters, including the Farm's charismatic founder. Now, in the latest installment of the New York Times bestselling series Kathy Reichs calls "the real deal," truth, l
Bill Brockton, who usually spends most of his time at his Body Farm, spent much of this book in Oak Ridge, a company town if there ever ...more
But why was the man killed? Does it relate to his time working on the Manhatten project and the nuclear weapons that were used to end the second World War?
The fascinating world ...more
The mystery is an old one, and a modern one with a bizar ...more
The body turns out to be Dr. Leonard Novak. Dr Novak was one of the leaders in The Manhattan Project centered in Oak Ridge. The Manhattan Project was a secret govern ...more
Dr. Bill Brockton is in the middle of a drill preparing for nuclear terrorists when he is called to Oak Ridge, the town in Tenessee which fostered the Manhattan Project. He goes to a hotel where there is a corpse in the swimming pool, but the pool is frozen over. The ice is thick and he cuts it with his chain saw which then falls t ...more
I think the biggest problem and why so much of those things are missing is because this is more of a history on the Manhattan Project and the creation of the atomic bomb, the culture of Oak Ridge and very little else. Bill’s part and his participat ...more
In Bones of Betrayal, Jefferson Bass's setting for his latest murder mystery introduced me to Oak Ridge Tennessee, the research site for the atomic bomb. While I had heard of the manhattan project and it's monumental role in the end of WWII, I never really researched the details.
Bass builds his mystery around this historical town, drawing from the events and characters that went with it. The fic ...more
Bones of Betrayal, unlike the other books before it, deals much more with WWII, nuclear weapons and espionage than the study of anthropology. It was a nice change of pac ...more
This review is from: Bones of Betrayal: A Body Farm Novel (Hardcover)
I enjoyed this 4th book in the Body Farm series. It does have a lot of background info, historical anecdotes, and scientific detail, but the author melds it nicely within the framework of the mystery of a murdered man found frozen in a swimming pool in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The dead man, Dr. Leonard Novak was a prominent scie ...more
Jefferson Bass is the pen name of Jon Jefferson, writer, and Dr. Bill Bass, renowned forensic anthropologist. Jefferson and Bass have collaborated on 2 nonfiction books and 6 crime novels; their 7th novel, The Inquisitor's Key, will ...more