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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (128 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Baden, Linda Kenney Baden Narrator: Michele Santopietro Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jake Rosen & Manny Manfreda Series Release Date: June 2009 ISBN: 9780739324066
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Forensic expert Dr. Michael Baden of the HBO series Autopsy and trial attorney and legal commentator Linda Kenney Baden bring us a chilling new thriller featuring their crack crime-fighting duo: Dr. Jake Rosen, world-famous pathologist, deputy chief medical examiner, and devoted scientist; and top litigator Manny Manfreda, who is as lovely (and accessorized) as she is gutsy.

The case begins with New York City on high alert for a most bizarre serial killer—a strange kind of thief who stalks his victims for the purpose of extracting a vial of blood, earning him the tabloid nickname the Vampire. As the attacks become more and more vicious and escalate to torture and then to murder, Jake and Manny begin to suspect there is a connection between the killer’s seemingly random victims. But what is the link between the Vampire and a case that Manny’s been working for a kid whose high school prank-gone-wrong has earned him the moniker the Preppy Terrorist and an FBI electronic ankle bracelet? Jake’s careful forensic examinations, Manny’s courtroom tenaciousness, and an unusual clue suggesting that a high-ranking politician has risen from the grave take the pair from the bowels of the morgue to the world of international intrigue. At the heart of this story is a tragic tale of corruption interlaced with cover-ups, conspiracies, death squads, and dictators who committed crimes that to this day go unpunished.

A fast-paced, boldly imagined work from an exuberant new team in suspense.

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Quotes & Awards

  • The first couple of forensics has done it again. Skeleton Justice is a ripping good read from start to finish. Kathy Reichs
  • Your hair will be raised and you’ll be up all night with [this] ingenious sequel. Charles Brandt
  • A fascinating tome that is perfect for filling several cold, winter evenings. Pull up a cozy chair and a warm fire, and enjoy. Ann Rule

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 9/10/2013

    " What do a high school student, a terrorist attack, and a predator who steals blood from unsuspecting people blood have in common? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 7/16/2013

    " ok. interesting enough to keep me going, but sort of flat. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 1/19/2013

    " A serial killer who draws blood from his victims to what purpose. This was a pretty good book with medical stuff which I like. The author hosts a TV show called Autopsy on HBO. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Regan | 11/10/2012

    " Good read but I liked the first book better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 8/27/2012

    " Mildly entertaining as far as the story line goes. I enjoyed the main characters and that is why I kept reading it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pam | 6/13/2012

    " I liked the mystery this book held, but I didn't like one of the "supporting" characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chantal | 11/2/2011

    " It's an easy read but the storyline is a bit slow, lacks investigative plots (everything investigated fits together too easily) and the ending is a little predictable and therefore disappointing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy | 9/24/2011

    " if you've ever thought about writing a mystery book and have not done much preparation or planning, this is what your book will turn out like. predictable, plodding, and a poor attempt to be what it clearly is not and will never be, a page turner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gretchen | 8/29/2011

    " It was an entertaining mystery. The storyline wasn't quite as twisted as I prefer but still an enjoyable read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Flynt | 4/16/2011

    " So much for choosing a book by its cover... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helena | 2/6/2011

    " So thrilling and exciting and beautifuly writen
    Really great book
    really realistic
    not recomended for the squemesh :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chantal | 12/12/2010

    " It's an easy read but the storyline is a bit slow, lacks investigative plots (everything investigated fits together too easily) and the ending is a little predictable and therefore disappointing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pam | 2/17/2010

    " I liked the mystery this book held, but I didn't like one of the "supporting" characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 12/4/2009

    " ok. interesting enough to keep me going, but sort of flat. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 10/22/2009

    " A serial killer who draws blood from his victims to what purpose. This was a pretty good book with medical stuff which I like. The author hosts a TV show called Autopsy on HBO. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gretchen | 10/14/2009

    " It was an entertaining mystery. The storyline wasn't quite as twisted as I prefer but still an enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 9/1/2009

    " What do a high school student, a terrorist attack, and a predator who steals blood from unsuspecting people blood have in common? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 8/11/2009

    " Mildly entertaining as far as the story line goes. I enjoyed the main characters and that is why I kept reading it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Regan | 7/18/2009

    " Good read but I liked the first book better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Theresa | 7/1/2009

    " I really liked the first book in this series but maybe I just wasn't in the mood to read this one. I finished it but it just seemed really simplistic--almost like a James Patterson but maybe still a step above.

    I had hopes for this one but I was disappointed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jim | 6/26/2009

    " not sure that I will read much more
    too cute probably for my tastes "

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About the Author
Michael Baden, M.D., is one of America’s leading forensic experts. He is the host of Autopsy, theHBOhit documentary series. He has overseen cases ranging from the death of John Belushi to the examination of the remains of Tsar Nicholas II and has served as an expert witness in countless criminal cases, including the trials of Claus von Bülow and O. J. Simpson. He has been a consulting forensic pathologist to the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the FBI, and the Russian government, as well as a visiting professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Albert Einstein School of Medicine, and Albany Medical College.