“The Body Farm novels have become bestsellers because of their attention to the fine details of forensics combined with great plot lines.”
—Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
The latest Body Farm novel from New York Times bestseller Jefferson Bass, The Bone Thief is a must for fans of Patricia Cornwell and TV’s C.S.I. The hero of four previous thrillers—Carved in Bone, The Devil’s Bones, Flesh and Bone, and Bones of Betrayal—Dr. Bill Brockton must stop a grisly black market dealing in body parts and cadavers in this white-knuckle adventure written by the man widely considered to be the world’s foremost expert in forensic anthropology. Read The Bone Thief and discover why Kathy Reichs calls Bass, “The real deal.”
Those looking for a mystery in this so-so sequel to Bones of Betrayal, the fifth forensic thriller from bestseller Bass (the pseudonym of Bill Blass and Jon Jefferson), may be disappointed to find the solving of an embalmer s murder relegated to a subplot. Bill Brockton, the chair of the University of Tennessee s anthropology department and head of the human decomposition research facility known as the Body Farm, is still preoccupied with the fallout of the previous book s events, which left his emotions in turmoil and a close friend maimed. The woman Brockton had fallen for, who turned out to be the killer he was seeking, escaped after Brockton confronted her. The present book largely focuses on Brockton s efforts at undercover work after the Feds involve him in a case against an unscrupulous tissue bank. No less than two deus ex machinas at the end undercut the realism.
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Jefferson Bass are AMAZING! I love the forensic details and the story plots! Each book keeps getting better than the last!
Top shelf forensic reading
The JB team blows CSI away with cliff hanging page turning believable down-to-earth adventures. Makes academia in forensics come alive like the archeology of Indiana Jones.