Carved in Bone
There is a patch of ground in Tennessee dedicated to the science of death, where human remains lie exposed to be studied for their secrets. The real-life scientist who founded the "Body Farm" has broken cold cases and revolutionized forensics . . . and now he spins an astonishing tale inspired by... show more
There is a patch of ground in Tennessee dedicated to the science of death, where human remains lie exposed to be studied for their secrets. The real-life scientist who founded the "Body Farm" has broken cold cases and revolutionized forensics . . . and now he spins an astonishing tale inspired by his own experiences. Renowned anthropologist Dr. Bill Brockton has spent his career surrounded by death at the Body Farm. Now he's being called upon to help solve a baffling puzzle in a remote mountain community. The mummified corpse of a young woman dead for thirty years has been discovered in a cave, the body bizarrely preserved and transformed by the environment's unique chemistry. But Brockton's investigation is threatening to open old wounds among an insular people who won't forget or forgive. And a long-buried secret prematurely exposed could inflame Brockton's own guilt—and the dangerous hostility of bitter enemies determined to see him fail . . . by any means necessary. With Fascinating Insider Information on the Body Farm!
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: December 26th 2006
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Series: Body Farm (#1)
Didn't meet my expectation -- I was expecting heavy investigation related to Body Farm. But the first part was boring, in addition there was drama (the father-son relationship -- what the hell was that? -- the whole younger female students infatuation) that I thought was off-putting. Not interested ...
I love this series, co-written by the forensic anthropology professor at the University of Tennessee who started The Body Farm. He must be an excellent teacher, as his books manage to take a topic that can be very dry and boring and weaves it into a compelling, thrilling and enjoyable read.
This is the first novel in Jefferson Bass' Body Farm series and bodies is something that they are never short of: The Body Farm is a place of science where forensic anthropologist observe how bodies decompose in different situations as well as determine what might have been cause of death or what ...
As with the Alex Delaware series, I enjoyed this book more for the supporting cast (Waylon and Big Jim) than I did for the main character, Bill (whose name I forgot and had to look up right now). Bill has some skeevy internal thoughts about women and his "accidentally passionate" kiss with his under...