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In this long-awaited prequel to his New York Times bestselling series, Jefferson Bass turns the clock back to reveal the Body Farm's creation—and Dr. Bill Brockton's deadly duel with a serial killer
In the summer of 1992, Arkansas governor Bill Clinton and Tennessee senator Al Gore begin their long-shot campaign to win the White House. On a sweltering hillside in Knoxville, Dr. Bill Brockton, the bright, ambitious young head of the University of Tennessee's Anthropology Department, launches an unusual—some would call it macabre—research facility, unlike any other in existence. Brockton is determined to revolutionize the study of forensics to help law enforcement solve homicides. But the scientist's plans are derailed by a chilling murder that leaves him reeling from a sense of déjà vu. Followed by another. And then another: bodies that bear an eerie resemblance to cases from Brockton's past.
The police chalk up the first corpse to coincidence. But as the body count rises, the victims' fatal injuries grow more and more distinctive—a spiral of death that holds dark implications for Brockton himself. If the killer isn't found quickly, the death toll could be staggering. And the list of victims could include Brockton . . . and everyone he holds dear.
Jefferson Bass is the writing team of Jon Jefferson and Dr. Bill Bass. Dr. Bass, a world-renowned forensic anthropologist, is the creator of the University of Tennessee's Anthropology Research Facility, widely known as the Body Farm. He is the author or coauthor of more than two hundred scientific publications, as well as a critically acclaimed memoir about his career at the Body Farm, Death's Acre. Dr. Bass is also a dedicated teacher, honored as U.S. Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Jon Jefferson is a veteran journalist, writer, and documentary filmmaker. His writings have been published in the New York Times, Newsweek, USA Today, and Popular Science and broadcast on National Public Radio. The coauthor of Death's Acre, he is also the writer and producer of two highly rated National Geographic documentaries about the Body Farm.
A little shorter than most of the Jefferson Bass books but just as good & as always, filled with excellent info & great story telling.Published 1 day ago by Jo Phlieger
I just finished this book and I must say the suspense kept me up until 4:30 am finishing it. The interweaving of the mystery with the need for and founding of the Body Farm was... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Cheryl Crawford, MD
This novel is a quick read - the kind you read when you need to zone out and de-stress ... not too many characters and not too involved.Published 8 days ago by H. Phillips
A very enjoyable read. The author shares many technical aspects of forensics in a manner and language understandable to the layman.Great character development.Published 8 days ago by Joseph Belcher
I liked this book but have liked all of Jefferson Bass's books except one. If you like mysteries, you'll have a hard time putting this one down.Published 8 days ago by Linda Granato
It was good to read about the beginning fo how the body farm got started.Published 11 days ago by Amazon Customer