Past, present, and future collide to throw respected forensic anthropologist Bill Brockton's successful, secure life into devastating turmoil in this poignant novel in the New York Times best-selling Body Farm mystery series.
It's been 10 years since Dr. Bill Brockton created the Body Farm - the world's first postmortem research facility dedicated to advancing the frontiers of forensic science - and the researcher is at the pinnacle of his career. Under his leadership, the University of Tennessee's forensic anthropology program has become the most prominent in the world, and Brockton's skills and knowledge are in high demand among top law enforcement. Calling him in for a number of high-profile cases, the FBI now wants him to identify the charred remains of a maverick millionaire killed in a fiery plane crash.
But a storm is about to hit Brockton with cataclysmic force. First, his identification of the crash victim is called into question. Then he receives a threatening message from the serial killer who attempted to murder the scientist and his family a decade ago. And from Brockton's beloved wife, Kathleen - his lodestone and his source of security - he gets the most shocking news of all. Will Brockton be able to weather this deluge...or has he finally reached the breaking point?
©2015 Jefferson Bass LLC (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
Definitely recommend this as an audiobook.
The plot kept me guessing.
Yes, have now listened to several books performed by Tom. He is excellent !!
Dr. Brockton's personal loss was very moving. I felt the author may have been relating a personal experience. It affected me strongly.
The story line is interesting and the humanity of the characters jump out of the pages. Absolutely love the voice of the narrator, Tom Stechschulte, his reading adds that little extra to an already great story. Highly recommend this book.
Loving the bone farm series, too! looking forward to more from both author and narrator!
First one on Audible. Great way to work outside, ride the train or just relax. The mixture of science, flies and body parts is so fun and educational. The best of summer reads, or fall or winter or spring.
Not bloody likely
The performance is one long, continuous character. All voices are the same. Same cadence, same inflections marginal variation in tone & temper. Even the accent variations are weak.
There are several side situations that add nothing to the story, do not develop the characters and provide zero backstory. The best example is when he is at the airline counter. All it did was annoy me as a leader.
Like most people, I assume, I read these books for the forensic science involved. As always, the forensics did not disappoint. What I didn't like about this one was that it went back in time before any of the other books happened. Brocton's wife is still alive, he hasn't met Miranda, it's just confusing. It's still a good book, but I don't understand the reason for the backtracking.
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