Carved in Bone by Jefferson Bass
(Body Farm Novels)

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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!


About Jefferson Bass

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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.
Published October 13, 2009 by William Morrow. 352 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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First-rate forensic fiction with compelling plot, amazing detail - and attractive anthropology assistants.

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Carved in Bone, the remarkable break-out novel by Jefferson Bass, is forensic fiction at its best.

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The voice of Bill Bass, the research he does, the.

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This team writes about the Body Farm, which Dr. Bass founded.

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... Title: Carved in Bone Author: Jefferson Bass ISBN: 9780060759827. Pages: 352. Release Date: December 26, 2006. Publisher: Harper

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