Bones of Betrayal (Body Farm Series #4)

Bones of Betrayal (Body Farm Series #4)

by Jefferson Bass
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Bones of Betrayal (Body Farm Series #4) by Jefferson Bass

Forged in the crucible of World War II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was a top-secret military installation—the linchpin of the Manhattan Project. Brilliant careers were born and dark secrets buried in the desperate race to build the Bomb. Those secrets begin to emerge when the body of a renowned physicist is discovered facedown in a frozen swimming pool.

Forensic anthropologist Bill Brockton, founder of the Body Farm, is shocked when an autopsy reveals the cause of Dr. Leonard Novak's death: a deadly radioactive pellet inside the elderly scientist's body. Who would commit such a horrific crime? Is it related to Novak's role in creating America's deadliest weapon? The answers may lie with the victim's aging ex-wife, Beatrice, a captivating yet utterly unreliable storyteller. Careening between history and fantasy, dementia and lucidity, Beatrice draws Brockton into a maze of memories, leading him to darker truths than he could have imagined.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062277398
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/24/2013
Series: Body Farm Series , #4
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 332,504
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About 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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Bones of Betrayal 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 139 reviews.
gwood79336 More than 1 year ago
I read all four of the books in the series and I enjoyed them all. They were very well written and did not want to stop reading them once I started. I loved the relationship between Dr Brockton and his graduate student Miranda Lovelady, as teacher & student, father & daughter and something a little crush. These books cover all of your emotion; there is love and loss, happiness and sorrow, and the fear of the unknown. There is never a dull moment in this series you will not regret getting all four books. The books left me want more; I wish there had been more books in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jefferson Bass is a good storyteller, and his choice of historical context and characters make this a compelling read. I would recommend "Bones of Betrayal" to anyone who enjoys thought-provoking detective tales. However, Harper-Collins' production of this e-book is horrendous: Punctuation is limited to commas and periods while the apostrophes, quotation marks, hyphens and other markings printed in the hard-copy edition are absent, making this e-book very difficult to navigate. My advice: Readers, buy the print version of this Body Farm novel, and Mr. Bass, get a new e-publisher!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While I feel this is classic Jefferson Bass I think they went above and beyond with the historical material. Although I am not a history buff the historical angle left me involved and interested in the story line. I was oh so greatful that the romantic side of this series has been kept minimal. If you have read any of Jefferson Bass you will definately love this story and really sympathize with each and every character new and old. In my opinion this is probably their best so far. Although I am always intrigued by the plot lines I felt more involved and fascinated by where the story took me. Just when you think you know 'whodunit' another surprise pops up where you would never expect it.
MBM71 More than 1 year ago
I'm hooked on this author and this series. Read them in order to make the most sense!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story is seamlessly wrapped around one of 20th century US history's important events.
Traction_Bob More than 1 year ago
Characters are getting deeper, and an investigative team is bonding.  Still not "there", but the series continues to draw me further.  :)
MrsEllis212 More than 1 year ago
Although not my favorite of JeffersonBass, still a very good read... a lot of emotional dilemas as well as mysteries to solve... and possible a romance as well... I recommend this to everyone - especially those who enjoy mixing mysteries with real life issues and real history as well. I learned some interesting facts about atomic bombs and Tennessee's part in it...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed all the body farm books, but this one has been the best yet. The plot, occasional humor, technical references make this book interesting and a good read. I really like the main character and his assistant. I recommend this to all who enjoy a good mystery.
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Another wonderful installment to the series.
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I didn't like this one as well as the others. The author did a good job relating some of the history of the "bomb". Personaaly I found it somewhat depressing.
McDr More than 1 year ago
Jefferson Bass books are the best!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book. Every book I've read of theirs has been great. I really like that it's fiction but with a nice helping of true history & science.
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