'If you like Kathy Reichs, you'll like Jefferson Bass' The Times.
Dr Bill Brockton 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 pieces of the forensic puzzle. Brockton is brought into the case by the rising star of the state's medical examiners, Jess Carter. Just as they are on the verge of breaking the case open, events take a terrifying turn. Brockton has recreated the Chattanooga death scene at the Body Farm, but a killer tampers with it in a shocking way: placing another corpse at the setting, 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 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.
At the start of the entertaining second Body Farm novel from the\t\t pseudonymous Bass (the writing team of forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Bass\t\t and journalist Jon Jefferson), Dr. Bill Brockton ties a dead man dressed in\t\t drag to a tree at the Body Farm (a facility he heads outside Knoxville, Tenn.,\t\t devoted to researching postmortem decay), in an effort to replicate a recent\t\t murder. Dr. Bill's just beginning a romantic relationship with another\t\t participant in this experiment, Chattanooga medical examiner Dr. Jess Carter.\t\t The story veers wildly from fascinating forensics with a high yuck factor to\t\t sophomoric and corny romantic byplay, often in the same scene. Fans of the\t\t bestselling first book in the series, Carved in\t\t Bone, and readers with a penchant for the gross and grisly will take\t\t to Dr. Bill, a hero with a big heart who isn't afraid to tackle complicated\t\t issues while solving mildly engrossing mysteries. Dr. Bass and Jefferson are\t\t the coauthors of Death's Acre, about the\t\t actual Body Farm. 7-city author tour.\t\t
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book even if the guilty party was fairly obvious before they got around to telling you.