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The Bone Thief (Body Farm Series #5)

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  • Posted March 26, 2010

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    entertaining Body Farm mystery

    University of Tennessee's anthropology department chairman and the head of the school's human decomposition research facility the Body Farm, Dr. Bill Brockton and his grad assistant Miranda Lovelady open a coffin to obtain a sample for a DNA paternity test. However, the remains inside have been desecrated.

    The FBI asks Brockton to assist them on ending a lucrative body parts black market operation. He agrees to play the role of a supplier though he remains preoccupied by his last case Bones of Betrayal. At the same time he struggles with an undercover role to end a chop shop, his medical examiner friend Eddie Garcia has been exposed to a dose of radioactivity that has cost him both hands amputated and likely his job unless he takes an illegal underhanded spin with his hope being Brockton.

    This is an entertaining Body Farm mystery as the hero is caught in a personal value's dilemma between helping his friend and ending the black market sales of body parts. This issue comes on top of his inability to move past the betrayal that "murdered" his heart. Although two late shaky spins detract from an otherwise solid undercover tale, forensic fans will enjoy Dr. Brockton's moral crisis.

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted September 26, 2014

    Even better than #4!

    I am loving this series. The Bone Thief was a little different than the other books and I liked it a lot. Bass crafts a clever plot with some surprises along the way. He includes just enough scientific and anthropological information to keep it interesting without being dry. His characters are well-developed. I'm looking forward to number 6. Anyone who enjoys characters you can connect with, mystery, and a bit of medical or scientific information should enjoy this novel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2014

    On the 5th book in this series

    If you enjoy reading authors like Tess Gerritson or James Patterson this series would be a good read.

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  • Posted March 6, 2012

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    Jefferson Bass has done it again. The Body Farm novels are an e

    Jefferson Bass has done it again. The Body Farm novels are an excellent read.

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  • Posted October 12, 2011

    The Bone Thief

    Dr. Bill Brockton runs the 'Body Farm' where donated bodies are laid out in plots, carefully kept track of by his assistant and studied for different affects on decomposition. Burt DeVriess, 'Grease', a defense attorney calls Dr. Brockton to examine a body that is being exhumed for a paternity case. The only problem is, when the body is exhumed, it is obviously missing some pieces!
    Black market body parts are a big business. At least that is what the FBI is using to convince Dr. Brockton to go undercover to help them find who is buying and selling these body parts. After opening several other graves, the signs point to a funeral home and Brockton reluctantly agrees to be a part of the sting.
    All the while, Dr. Brockton is trying to reconcile with a former flame who isn't at all what she appears and, may have a bigger hold on him than Brockton ever imagined! He is also faced with several ethical decisions one of which could jeopardize a man's life and could be losing a valuable asset in his assistant.
    This is a thrilling addition to the Body Farm series. Once you start it, you won't put it down!

    Reviewed by Ashley Wintters for Suspense Magazine

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  • Posted April 10, 2010

    Not As Compelling as the First Books of the Series, but Still an Excellent Read

    Dr. Bill Brockton finds himself in another moral dilemma in the latest book in the series, when his friend and coworker continues to be in desparate need of a way to continue working after the loss of the major part of both of his hands. Add to that the trafficking of body parts on the black market, and you the have the makings of a great read. While not quite as good as the first books of the series, this is still a great read for fans of Dr. Brockton. Thrills and chills as well as the apparent betrayal of friends lends another dimension to this chapter of the continuing series. I looks forward to the next one in the series!

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