In CARVED IN BONE we follow Dr. Brockton from his basement offices under the stadium at the University of Tennessee out into the wild Tennessee hills as he works with law enforcement, and even those on the other side of the law, to solve a case involving a mummy found in a cave.
The remains of a pregnant female were left in a cave many years ago and naturally mummified. Recently discovered, the mummy is brought to Dr. Brockton and he and his team begin trying to identify the body. It soon becomes clear that the death of this young woman and the discovery of her body (not to mention the evidence of her pregnancy) will be traumatic for the small Cooke County community where she had lived. Once she is identified, her former boyfriend, as well as the relatives who had taken her in over thirty years ago, all become involved in the case. The case is complicated by the interest of both local and federal officials and by dark family secrets, but with the help of colleagues and students Dr. Brockton acts as the voice of the young woman murdered decades ago and hopes to bring her killer to justice.
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