The Breaking Point: A Body Farm Novel

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Past, present, and future collide to throw respected forensic anthropologist Bill Brockton’s successful, secure life into devastating turmoil in this poignant novel in the New York Times bestselling Body Farm mystery series.

It’s been ten years since Dr. Bill Brockton created the Body Farm—the world’s first postmortem research facility dedicated to advancing the frontiers of forensic science—and the researcher is at the pinnacle of his career. Under his leadership, the ...

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Overview

Past, present, and future collide to throw respected forensic anthropologist Bill Brockton’s successful, secure life into devastating turmoil in this poignant novel in the New York Times bestselling Body Farm mystery series.

It’s been ten years since Dr. Bill Brockton created the Body Farm—the world’s first postmortem research facility dedicated to advancing the frontiers of forensic science—and the researcher is at the pinnacle of his career. Under his leadership, the University of Tennessee’s forensic anthropology program has become the most prominent in the world, and Brockton’s skills and knowledge are in high demand among top law enforcement. Calling him in for a number of high profile cases, the FBI now wants him to identify the charred remains of a maverick millionaire, killed in a fiery plane crash.

But a storm is about to hit Brockton with cataclysmic force. First, his identification of the crash victim is called into question. Then he receives a threatening message from the serial killer who attempted to murder the scientist and his family a decade ago. And from Brockton’s beloved wife Kathleen—his lodestone and his source of security—he gets the most shocking news of all. Will Brockton be able to weather this deluge . . . or has he finally reached the breaking point?

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Editorial Reviews

Wilmington Star News
Praise for the Body Farm novels:“The Bone Yard is especially good and should fnd an audience with CSI fans and devotees of crime fiction in general.”
Chattanooga Free Press
“The Bone Thief is a compelling read. Long after the last page is turned, readers will continue to ponder their positions on organ donation—the signature of memorable writing.”
Washington Post
“The forensic thriller meets a formidable slice of history. . . . In addition to being a riveting mystery with an intricately emotional conclusion, Bones of Betrayal bears witness to the past with great respect for the long shadow it casts.”
Houston Chronicle on Carved in Bone
“A superb mystery—well-plotted, flled with memorable characters, based on accurateforensic science and written with more fair and literary sensibility than anything byJohn Grisham. The novel, in fact, is in Cornwell’s league, high praise indeed.”
USA Today
“Carved in Bone has a unique corpse, solid science, quirky humor and a loveable protagonist. That a novel like this can be described as charming is a tribute to the team that created some very human, down-to-earth characters.”
Booklist on The Inquisitor's Key
“Clever and compelling.”
Library Journal
04/15/2014
Dr. Bill Brockton of Body Farm fame is challenged on his identification of some plane crash remains, even as his wife unburdens herself of some terrible news. With a 75,000-copy first printing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062262332
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/17/2015
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 705,292
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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