Things have taken a dangerous turn at the Body Farm. Dr Bill Brockton and his graduate assistant, Miranda, have been called to a death scene. A body has been found in a frozen swimming pool. The dead man is found to have been a renowned engineer, responsible for the Manhattan Project, which produced the atomic bombs of 1945. And he's been poisoned by a radiation source. Now Brockton, Miranda and the ME who carried out the autopsy are in grave danger . . . Suffering radiation sickness and worrying for his friends, Brockton delves into the town's gruesome past to discover the dark secrets and lies that have lead to this engineer's murder and to find out who else the killer has in their sights.
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"This series...just keeps getting better. [Bones of Betrayal] features both the most compelling story and the best portrayal yet of Brockton, who has completed the transition from fictional representation of coauthor Bass to fully realized protagonist."--BooklistFrom the Back Cover:
Dr Bill Brockton has just received an urgent call from the nearby town of Oak Ridge, home of the A-bomb in World War II. With his graduate assistant Miranda Lovelady, Brockton rushes to the scene, where they find a body frozen facedown in a swimming pool. The victim is Dr Leonard Novak, the designer of a plutonium reactor integral to the bomb. But when they carry out an autopsy, they discover he died of a searing dose of radiation. And everyone in the room is now in grave danger... A second body is discovered and the race to find the truth intensifies. As Brockton digs deeper, he uncovers a mystery that is far darker and more complex than he could ever have imagined. Will he discover the truth before more people die? Just how far back does he need to look to find the truth?
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Book Description William Morrow, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0061284742
Book Description WilliamMr, 2009. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "The forensic thriller meets a formidable slice of history.A riveting mystery with an intricately emotional conclusion." Washington Post Bones of Betrayal is the fourth heart-racing "Body Farm" thriller from the world's top forensic anthropologist. Kathy Reichs calls author Jefferson Bass, "the real deal," and his hero Bill Brockton has already taken his rightful place alongside Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta and the investigators on TV's "C.S.I." In Bones of Betrayal, a hideous murder has links that connect it to World War Two's Manhattan Project and the development of the atomic bombadding a fascinating historical element that enriches an already superior crime series. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0061284742
Book Description WilliamMr, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0061284742
Book Description WilliamMr, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110061284742