The Bone Thief [With Earbuds] (Body Farm #5)
Dr. Bill Brockton has been called in on a seemingly routine case, to exhume a body and obtain a bone sample for a DNA paternity test. But when the coffin is opened, Brockton and his colleagues, including his graduate assistant Miranda Lovelady, are stunned to see that the corpse has been horribly violated.
Brockton’s initial shock gives way to astonishment as he uncover...more
The investigation leads to Brockon's involvement with an FBI sting center on a businessman who purchases bodies for various medical conferences and to sell on the black market.
This is just one of the many puzzles presented by this fifth book in the se...more
That being said, I still loved this book. I learn so...more
To date the topnotch team of Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson writing as Jefferson Bass has brought us a number of forensic thrillers, Bones Of Betrayal (2009), The Devil's Bones (2008), Flesh and Bone (2007). Each is solidly based on accurate forensic science, well plotted, and chillingly rendered. Precisely what readers would come to expect from Bass who is known throughout the world for his expertise as a forensic anthropologist and founder of the University of Tennessee's Body Farm. When team...more
The setting is in Knoxville Tennessee, an area that I am familiar with. The story line involves forensic pathology, a topic of interest to me. And, the book is labelled SUSPENSE, a genre I enjoy. So...it would be surprising if I did not like this book.
The writing team of Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson have created an interesting story. Dr. Bill Brockton runs the body farm,...more
Body Farm founder Dr. Bill Bass continues his semi-autobiographical mystery series with a fifth entry, The Bone Thief. He and his writing partner Jon Jefferson form the team known as Jefferson Bass, and together they bring life to fictional forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Brockton. Readers following the series have seen Brockton through good times and bad. Most recently Brockton lost yet another love interest when she fled after her heinous crimes wer...more
When Dr. Bill Brockton is called upon to t...more
Black market body parts are a big business. At least that is what the FBI is using to convince Dr. Brockton to go un...more
A routine endeavor to recover DNA from a corpse reveals the body has been desecrated and plunges Dr. Bill Brockton into a case which poses both personal danger and a moral dilemma for the forensic anthropologist.
Brockton agrees to go undercover for the FBI in a sting operation to stop grave robbers engaged in a black market body parts scheme. His secret involvement poses a rift with Miranda Lovelady, his graduate assistant and self-appointed social conscience, as well as threat to his life.
And, at a certain point, it gave me bad dreams one night so I had to put it down for a while. I think it was all that talk about substituting body parts. Because that doesn't happen to me very often. Where something I have read during the day so stayed with me that it affected my dreams at night.
And so I was re...more
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The only thing I didn't like about the book is that one of the story lines wasn't wrapped up, but hey that makes for book #6 doesn't it? I only...more
There are some fairly gruesome/macabre parts, I don't think I would want to watch a movie/TV show that showed all the decomposing bits and body parts.
I enjoyed the layered storylines. It interweaves the stories of Dr. Garcia's hands, clues to Isabella's whereabouts and current situation, the mystery of the missing body parts on the cadavers, his current relationships with his son and Miranda...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