The Budapest Connection by Henry C. Lee
A Novel

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On a dank fall night at the Brooklyn Marine Terminal in New York City, police uncover a grisly scene: the naked corpses of three murdered young women lying on the pier. Weirdly, their bodies are neatly arranged to form a perfect triangle, each face up with one eye glued open and the other shut. A gunshot wound to the side of each woman’s head confirms the initial impression that this was an execution-style killing.
Dr. Henry Liu—a brilliant forensic scientist—calls together the Global Interactive Forensics Team (GIFT) to investigate these brutal murders. Composed of the very best in the profession, this eclectic group of four men and one woman works together as a forensics SWAT team to solve bizarre and insidious crimes around the globe. So begins the intricate, suspense-filled plot of this exciting murder mystery, written by world-renowned forensic scientist Dr. Henry Lee and critically acclaimed mystery writer Jerry Labriola, M.D.
Dr. Liu and his group boldly pursue leads that are fraught with danger and bloodshed. They encounter an assortment of strange and suspicious characters—including a descendent of the real life Dracula (who proudly displays his chain collection). Despite receiving a barrage of threats—as well as overtures from the frankly seductive Dr. Gail Merriday, a detective in his own group—Dr. Liu remains focused on the aim of his quest: to discover the identity of Mr. or Ms. Big—a top international criminal.
Fans of mystery novels, true crime, and forensic dramas like CSI, will not be able to put down this entertaining and suspenseful page-turner.
 

About Henry C. Lee

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Dr. Henry C. Lee (Branford, CT), professor of forensic science at the University of New Haven and chief emeritus in the Department of Public Safety in Meriden, CT, is a distinguished fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. He is the author (with Jerry Labriola, M.D.) of Dr. Henry Lee's Forensic Files and (with Thomas W. O'Neil) Cracking Cases and Cracking More Cases, among other works. Dr. Lee can be seen on Court TV's Trace Evidence. He has also been a special news analyst on Court TV and a frequent guest on Larry King Live, Fox TV shows, and numerous other national television programs. Jerry Labriola, M.D. (Naugatuck, CT), is the coauthor with Dr. Lee of Dr. Henry Lee's Forensic Files and Famous Crimes Revisited. He is the author of five mystery novels, including the recently released The Maltese Murders and the critically acclaimed Murders at Hollings General.
 
Published October 2, 2006 by Prometheus Books. 275 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The first fiction collaboration between medical doctors Lee and Labriola (coauthors of the true crime studies Dr. Henry Lee's Forensic Files and Famous Crimes Revisited ) introduces Dr. Henry Liu, a forensics expert who, like his primary creator, worked on the O.J.

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As part of the Global Interactive Forensics Team or GIFT, Dr. Henry Liu and his four partners find themselves working on the some of the world’s most challenging cases.

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