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In this latest thriller from New York Times bestselling author Jefferson Bass, Dr. Bill Brockton discovers the dark side of the Sunshine state when he's called in to investigate human remains found on the grounds of a boys' reform school in Florida

The Bone Yard

The onset of summer brings predictably steamy weather to the Body Farm, Dr. Bill Brockton's human-decomposition research facility at the University of Tennessee. But Brockton's about ...

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Overview

In this latest thriller from New York Times bestselling author Jefferson Bass, Dr. Bill Brockton discovers the dark side of the Sunshine state when he's called in to investigate human remains found on the grounds of a boys' reform school in Florida

The Bone Yard

The onset of summer brings predictably steamy weather to the Body Farm, Dr. Bill Brockton's human-decomposition research facility at the University of Tennessee. But Brockton's about to get more heat than he's bargained for when Angie St. Claire, a forensic analyst with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, asks him to help prove that her sister's death was not suicide, but murder.

Brockton's quick consulting trip takes a long, harrowing detour when bones begin turning up amid the pines and live oaks of the Florida panhandle. Two adolescent skulls–ravaged by time and animals, but bearing the telltale signs of lethal fractures–send Brockton, Angie, and Special Agent Stu Vickery on a search for the long-lost victims. The quest leads them to the ruins of the North Florida Boys' Reformatory, a notorious juvenile detention facility that met a fiery end more than forty years ago.

Guided by the discovery of a diary kept by one of the school's young "students," Brockton's team finds a cluster of shallow graves, all of them containing the bones of boys who suffered violent deaths. The graves confirm one of the diary's grim claims: that one wrong move could land a boy in the Bone Yard. But as the investigation expands, it encounters opposition from the local sheriff, who's less than delighted to find forensic experts from the state capital and the Body Farm digging up dirt in his county.

As Brockton and his team close in on the truth, they find skeletons in some surprisingly prominent closets . . . and they learn that the ghosts of the past pose perilous consequences in the present.

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Publishers Weekly
In Bass's uneven sixth forensic procedural featuring Dr. Bill Brockton (after The Bone Thief), Brockton, who's in charge of the Body Farm, a Tennessee research facility where cadavers are left to decay for research purposes, agrees to help a visiting Florida forensic analyst, Angie St. Claire, with a personal tragedy. St. Claire's sister has died of a shotgun blast to the head in Georgia, a death ruled a suicide by the local authorities, but St. Claire suspects her brother-in-law killed her sister. Brockton's efforts to preserve evidence that could support St. Claire's theory ends up taking a backseat to another puzzle, based on events at an actual Florida reform school, where boys were routinely physically abused. Realistic descriptions of forensic work compensate only in part for less than convincing action sequences. Bass is the writing team of Bill Bass, the real-life model for Brockton, and Jon Jefferson. (Mar.)
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When a skull is found in the Florida woods and shallow graves then discovered on the grounds of a nearby reform school, since closed, who better to call in than the Body Farm's Dr. Bill Brockton? Some fans found last spring's The Bone Thief a bit diffuse, but the good doctor is still back with a 75,000-copy first printing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061806780
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/8/2011
  • Series: Body Farm Series , #6
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Jefferson Bass is the writing team of Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson. Dr. Bass, a world-renowned forensic anthropologist, founded the University of Tennessee's Anthropology Research Facility—the Body Farm—a quarter century ago. 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 National 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.

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  • Posted February 17, 2011

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    an enjoyable thriller

    Dr. Bill Brockton runs the Body Farm in Tennessee. The farm is actually a research facility where human corpses are studied to ascertain decay rates. Bill agrees to assist Floridian forensic specialist Angie St. Claire with a family trauma. In Georgia, Angie's sister Kate died from a shotgun blast to her head. Local law enforcement decided she committed suicide. Angie cannot accept the official denouement as she believes her brother-in-law Don Nicely murdered his wife.

    Nicely nicely buries the evidence when he expedites the burial of his wife's body without telling Angie he moved the funeral forward. As he works the dead sister case, Brockton also becomes involved with a skull and subsequent graves found in the Panhandle. These remains of adolescent boys lead Bill to a reform school where the student-inmates were abused.

    In the latest "Bone" forensic investigation (see The Bone Thief), the two subplots are fast-paced and fun though somewhat muted as the science supersedes the action. Readers will appreciate the insight into forensics but that overwhelms the cases. Still the Body Farm Doctor's latest soiree into human decay is an enjoyable thriller for those who like to remain current.

    Harriet Klausner

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 5, 2012

    Outstanding!

    Those guys really know how to keep you in suspense and continually build on the story. There are a lot of separate things going on. The ending was exceptional - I won't say more to give anything away. And the whole story line is extremely plausible, knowing the history of the south.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 28, 2011

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    If you enjoy police procedurals and forensic anthropology, don't miss this book!

    The Bone Yard drew me in from the first chapter. Not surprisingly, Jonathan Bass paints a clear and authentic picture of the research facility. After all, Dr. Bill Bass is an expert in forensic anthropology and created The Body Farm in University of Tennessee while Dr. Jon Jefferson wrote and produced two films on the facility. I learned a bit about forensic pathology, which made the book even more enjoyable.

    As heroes go, Dr Bill Brockton is an enjoyable one to follow. An acknowledged expert in his field, he is generous with his time and a dedicated teacher. He is insatiably curious and tenacious. He looks for puzzles and won't rest until he solves them. He's a hero to root for. When he comes across the bones that reveal disturbing cruelty to young children, he responds the way that we wish we could, the way we wish people did in real life. He focuses everything on finding out more about these children, solving the mystery of their death and bringing their attackers to justice. The story is engrossing - with sympathetic characters, red herrings, plot twists, and a satisfying ending. I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend The Bone Yard.


    ISBN-10: 0061806781 - Hardcover
    Publisher: William Morrow (March 8, 2011), 336 pages.
    Review copy provided by the publisher.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 22, 2013

    Highly recommended

    Like all of Jefferson Bass' novels, this is a good one. Always interesting from cover to cover.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 15, 2013

    Great mystery - must have

    Great book series, could not put down, keeps you on the edge of your seat. I read all 6 books in 5 weeks. Start with #1 and go from there.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2012

    liked a lot--

    was good especialy if you have read her other books and knopw the people in the book -found it hard to put down

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    Dr. Bass rocks!

    I love all the Jeffersin Bass books. I just hate that they end so suddenly. I feel that when they start to get really exciting it's over.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2014

    highly recommended

    All of the Jefferson Bass novels are interesting reads. I have enjoyed three of them already.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2014

    LOVE

    I love these books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2014

    Loved it.

    More gold from the Body Farm duo.

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  • Posted December 11, 2013

    Absolutely incredible! - Great Series from beginning to end!

    This is one of those series where you wish the author could write faster and that they would put out more often. I've gone through the whole series from beginning to end and I'm waiting with anticipation for the next book to be published. READ IT!! I know you'll love it!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2013

    Better

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2013

    Fascinating

    Intriguing story especially since the story of the school for boys was real. This author uses a lot of history to tell his stories. Absolutely fascinating.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2012

    A small furry little kit...

    Im locked out of res one and two plz help Hunter i love you soooo much(set up a shack, at least)!!!!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2012

    Hunter

    G 2 life res 4

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    Dawn

    Stood proudly next to maxine. Just what a clumsy idiot like you needs!tata!*glides smartly out of sight.*

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2012

    MAXINE

    Looks through hunters stuff.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2012

    Buzze

    Love to join ya. Me locke out of first result though.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2012

    Fluff

    *She licks moonkit the spits out the paint* Ewwwwww thats grosse

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2012

    Uh

    Did you forget about me? Em the human

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