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Editorial Reviews

Erik Singer's voice is solid and steady as he gives listeners a strong picture of Dr. Bill Brockton, a medical anthropologist at the world-famous Body Farm. Bill is still grieving over his wife's death when an investigation of a horrific mutilation brings him into a relationship with Medical Examiner Jess Carter. Singer's narration becomes infused with the excitement of new love and increases its emotional levels when Jess is murdered and Bill is set up as the killer. Singer manages to keep two intertwined crimes straight and deliver forensics details lucidly while he gives voice to a steady stream of the hero's inner monologues and convincingly switches roles from hard-boiled cops to angry victims and even a caring transvestite.

Publisher's Summary

Dr. Bill Brockton, the founder of the world-famous Body Farm, 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 the 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're on the verge of breaking the case open, events take a terrifying turn. Brockton has re-created the gruesome Chattanooga death scene at the Body Farm, but a killer places another corpse at the site, putting Brockton's career and even his life in jeopardy. Soon Brockton is accused of the horrific new crime, and the once-beloved professor becomes an outcast. Brockton must use all of 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.

Flesh and Bone is another roller-coaster ride into the world of forensic anthropology, raising powerful questions about the nature of justice, loyalty, honor, and evil. This astonishing novel confirms Jefferson Bass as one of our most talented authors of suspense.

©2007 Jefferson Bass LLC; (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"The story is razor sharp...with a nice mixture of mystery and horror. Fans of forensic fiction will want to add this author to their list of favorites." (Booklist)

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Just OK

Held my attention, but very contrived. Worth hearing, but not highly recommended.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Wonderful - suspenceful

We loved this story. We listened to it on our way to and from Miami. Even the kids loved it.
The reader was wonderful with his inflections and other voices.

GREAT!!!!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Would you listen to Flesh and Bone again? Why?

No. I would rather read it. The narrator spoke in monotones.

What did you like best about this story?

The plot was intriguing, well woven, and the ending was superb.

What didn’t you like about Erik Singer’s performance?

The narrator sounded like he had a terminal case of ennui.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Fresh forgets; bone remembers.

Any additional comments?

I would love to see the series turned into a film franchise.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Jackie
  • Sterling, VA, United States
  • 04-21-09

excellent story line, but....

The story is great, love all the books from Dr. Bill Bass. Two related to the Body Farm, and two other fictions co-written by Bass and Jefferson. All the stories, whether the biography of the author or the fictional dectective Dr. Brockton are really intriging, and interesting, captured my total attention. However, unlike the other narrators from the other books, this particular narrator sounded too young for the charactor, Dr. Bill Brockton's charactor is about 58 years old. The narrator sounded no more than 30 years old, with an heavy southern accent, this made the charactor less convincing than the other books.

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Great for this Genre

I love this style of book. This one included an unexpected twist. Recommend for anyone who likes suspense and intrigue.

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AWESOME...

loved it!!! I figured it out by chapter 3 but still enjoyed the play out!!