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Flesh And Bone

Author: Jefferson Bass
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061827444
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Anthropologist Dr. Bill Brockton founded Tennessee's world-famous Body Farm—a small piece of land where corpses are left to decay in order to gain important forensic information. Now, in the wake of a shocking crime in nearby Chattanooga, he's called upon by Jess Carter—the rising star of the state's medical examiners—to help her unravel a murderous puzzle. But after re-creating the death scene at the Body Farm, Brockton discovers his career, reputation, and life are in dire jeopardy when a second, unexplained corpse appears in the grisly setting. Accused of a horrific crime—transformed overnight from a respected professor to a hated and feared pariah—Bill Brockton will need every ounce of his formidable forensic skills to escape the ingeniously woven net that's tightening around him . . . and to prove the seemingly impossible: his own innocence.

Flesh And Bone

Author: Jefferson Bass
Publisher: lresda kames
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Dr. Bill Brockton, the founder of the world-famous Body Farm, is hard at work on a troubling new case. A young man's battered body has been found in nearby Chattanooga, and it's up to the talented Dr. Brockton to assemble the pieces of the forensic puzzle. Brockton is brought into the case by the rising star of the state's mechanical examiners, Jess Carter. Just as they're on the verge of breaking the case open, events take a terrifying turn. Brockton has re-created the Chattanooga death scene at the Body Farm, but a killer tampers with it in a shocking way: placing another corpse at the setting, confusing authorities and putting Brockton's career and life in jeopardy. Soon Brockton himself is accused of the horrific new crime, and the once-beloved professor becomes an outcast. As the net around him tightens, Brockton must use all of his forensic skills to prove his own innocence . . . before he ends up behind bars with some of the very killers he's helped to convict. Flesh and Bone is another roller-coaster ride into the world of forensic anthropology, its twists and turns marked by drama and pathos, humor and grief, families and friends and enemies. With captivatingly real characters, plus fascinating scientific insights drawn from the case files of a living forensic legend, this astonishing novel confirms Jefferson Bass as one of our most talented authors of suspense. From Publishers Weekly At the start of the entertaining second Body Farm novel from the pseudonymous Bass (the writing team of forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Bass and journalist Jon Jefferson), Dr. Bill Brockton ties a dead man dressed in drag to a tree at the Body Farm (a facility he heads outside Knoxville, Tenn., devoted to researching postmortem decay), in an effort to replicate a recent murder. Dr. Bill's just beginning a romantic relationship with another participant in this experiment, Chattanooga medical examiner Dr. Jess Carter. The story veers wildly from fascinating forensics with a high yuck factor to sophomoric and corny romantic byplay, often in the same scene. Fans of the bestselling first book in the series, Carved in Bone, and readers with a penchant for the gross and grisly will take to Dr. Bill, a hero with a big heart who isn't afraid to tackle complicated issues while solving mildly engrossing mysteries. Dr. Bass and Jefferson are the coauthors of Death's Acre, about the actual Body Farm. 7-city author tour. (Feb.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. From Booklist Forensic anthropologist Bill Brockton, who made his debut in Carved in Bone (2005), returns to defend himself against a charge of murder. The mummified body of a woman is found in a cave in Tennessee. Brockton, who works at the University of Tennessee's Body Farm (founded in real life by Bill Bass, one-half of "Jefferson Bass"), has seen his share of gruesome sights, but this one has him stymied. And when a second body turns up, Brockton finds himself square in the spotlight. The second Body Farm mystery is as smoothly written as the first (Bass' coauthor, Jon Jefferson, is an accomplished journalist), but it goes a lot farther in exploring its protagonist, a man who spends his life looking at death. The story is razor sharp, too, with a nice mixture of mystery and horror. Fans of forensic fiction will want to add this author to their list of favorites. David Pitt Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

Icons Of Crime Fighting Relentless Pursuers Of Justice 2 Volumes

Author: Jeff Bumgarner
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1567206735
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Notorious criminals have captured our imaginations for years and years. But we don't forget, either, the many people and organizations who fight back. J. Edgar Hoover and Eliot Ness have entered into the American psyche as two of our most aggressive and successful crime fighters. Still, there are others who have risen to the occasion, combating crime in all its manifestations. From the U.S. Marshals, FBI agents, and Secret Service to Rudy Giuliani, John Walsh— host of America's Most Wanted—and Joseph Pistone (aka Donnie Brasco), this set highlights some of the nation's bravest crime stoppers. Icons of Crime Fighting will enlighten the curious mind with a comprehensive overview of the most successful, the most well-known, and the most important crime fighters in recent American history. Part of our national culture, these figures represent all that is good about the American justice system. Moreover, they exemplify how individuals in the criminal justice system have made a real difference in law enforcement. These titans of law enforcement are profiled in this important and timely set. Those covered in the set include: Gun Fighters: U.S. Marshals of the Old West; Allan Pinkerton; The Texas Rangers; August Vollmer; J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI; Thomas Dewey; Robert Kennedy; Jim Garrison; Buford Pusser; Eddie Egan and Sonnie Grosso; Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein; Francisco Vincent Serpico; Joe Pistone, aka Donnie Brasco; Vincent T. Bugliosi; John Walsh; FBI Profilers; Sheriff Joe Arpaio; Mark Fuhrman; Rudolph Rudy Giuliani; Curtis Sliwa; Dr. Henry Lee; and Dr. Bill Blass.

Farm Der Tiere

Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 3257601115
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»Die Fabel vom Aufstand der Tiere des Farmers Jones und vom allmählichen Umschlag der Revolution in ihr den status quo ante wiederherstellendes Gegenteil gehört zu den bekanntesten literarischen Werken des 20. Jahrhunderts. Der Satz ›Alle Tiere sind gleich, aber einige Tiere sind gleicher als andere‹ wurde zum geflügelten Wort.«

The Devil S Bones

Author: Jefferson Bass
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 184916665X
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A woman's charred body has been found inside a burned car atop a hill in Knoxville. Was this an accidental death, or murder? Forensic anthropologist Bill Brockton is on the case, torching bodies to research how fire consumes flesh and bone. Days later, he receives a mysterious package - a set of cremated remains that seems entirely unreal. As Dr Brockton investigates, he uncovers a truth too horrifying to believe... Little does Dr Brockton know that his research is about to collide with reality. Disgraced medical examiner, and Dr Brockton's nemesis, Garland Hamilton, has escaped from custody on the way to his trial. So begins a deadly game of cat and mouse with Dr Brockton's life at stake. Finally running Hamilton to ground, Brockton finds only the incinerated remains of his enemy, or does he?

Abbitte

Author: Ian McEwan
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 3257600259
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Die Abgründe und die Macht der Leidenschaft und der Phantasie: An einem heißen Tag im Sommer 1935 spielt die dreizehnjährige Briony Tallis Schicksal und verändert dadurch für immer das Leben dreier Menschen.

Das Camp

Author: Nick Cutter
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 364113918X
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Ein Mann strandet auf einer einsamen Insel vor der kanadischen Küste. Er ist ausgemergelt, dünn, wirkt mehr tot als lebendig. Und er hat Hunger – einen unstillbaren, schmerzhaften Hunger. Auf der Insel findet er eine Scouttruppe vor. Die Scouts merken schnell: Der Fremde ist krank, todkrank. Egal, wie viel er isst: sein Körper fällt mehr und mehr in sich zusammen. Und dann sehen sie, dass sich etwas unter seiner Bauchdecke bewegt. Während die Scouts überlegen, was zu tun ist, bemerkt ihr Leiter, dass ihn plötzlich ein nie gekannter Hunger quält ...

Body Farm

Author: Patricia Cornwell
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
ISBN: 3455403042
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Der grausame Mord an der elfjährigen Emily Steiner schockiert die Kleinstadt Black Mountain. Die Gerichtsmedizinerin Kay Scarpetta steht zunächst vor unlösbaren Rätseln. Doch dann deuten Spuren an der verstümmelten Leiche auf einen Täter hin, der aus Emilys engstem Umfeld stammen muss. Wurde das Mädchen Opfer einer düsteren Familientragödie? Kay Scarpettas Untersuchungen in dem Mordfall des elfjährigen Mädchens laufen anfangs ins Leere, da Emilys Tod einfach zu viele Fragen aufwirft: Was verschweigt Emilys Mutter? Hat der mysteriöse Selbstmord eines Polizisten etwas mit dem Tod des Mädchens zu tun? Und warum verübt ein Unbekannter einen Mordanschlag auf Scarpettas Nichte Lucy? Als Scarpetta auf ein entscheidendes Indiz stößt, muss ihr die "Body Farm" helfen: ein forensisches Labor, das menschliche Verwesungsprozesse erforscht und durch seine spektakulären Ergebnisse schon mehrmals geholfen hat, die schwierigsten Mordfälle aufzuklären.