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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,284 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jefferson Bass Narrator: Dan Woren Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Body Farm Novels Release Date:
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New York Times bestselling author Jefferson Bass delivers an authentic and knuckle-biting thriller in which forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Brockton must confront a crime of unimaginable proportions on his own doorstep. Find out why Booklist says, "Fans of forensic fiction will want to add this author to their list of favorites."

The Bone Thief

Dr. Bill Brockton has been called in on a seemingly routine case, to exhume a body and obtain a bone sample for a DNA paternity test. But when the coffin is opened, Brockton and his colleagues, including his graduate assistant Miranda Lovelady, are stunned to see that the corpse has been horribly violated.

Brockton’s initial shock gives way to astonishment as he uncovers a flourishing and lucrative black market in body parts. At the center of this ghoulish empire is a daring and prosperous grave robber. Soon Brockton finds himself drawn into the dangerous enterprise when the FBI recruits him to bring down the postmortem chop shop—using corpses from the Body Farm as bait in an undercover sting operation.

As Brockton struggles to play the unscrupulous role the FBI asks of him, his friend and colleague medical examiner Eddie Garcia faces a devastating injury that could end his career. Exposed to a near-lethal dose of radioactivity, Dr. Garcia has lost most of his right hand and his entire left hand. Out of options, he embarks on a desperate quest: both of his ravaged hands will be severed at the wrist and replaced with those from a cadaver. But unless suitable ones are found soon, the opportunity will be lost.

As Brockton delves deep into the clandestine trade, he is faced with an agonizing choice: Is he willing to risk an FBI investigation—and his own principles—to help his friend? Will he be able to live with himself if he crosses that line? Will he be able to live with himself if he doesn’t? And as the criminal case and the medical crisis converge, a pair of simpler questions arise: Will Dr. Garcia survive—and will Brockton?

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  • “The Body Farm novels get better with each new book; not only are they more compellingly plotted and more tightly written but Brockton also has become a more fully realized character, not merely a stand-in for his creator. A very good mystery, suitable not just for fans of the Brockton novels but also for readers who enjoy forensic thrillers by Kathy Reichs and Patricia Cornwell.”


  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Deb | 2/13/2014

    " I find books about forensics fascinating, and this one is part of a series written by a real forensic pathologist. Good murdery mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Susan | 2/10/2014

    " A collaborative effort by Dr. Bill Bass, the founder of the real Body Farm at the University of Tennessee, and Jon Jefferson - journalist, writer, and filmmaker, The Bone Thief is about number five in a series of Body Farm books that I have somehow missed. The facts ring so true, and no wonder. They could use a bit more work in the plot department, but it is a good book. Pretty scary to think what really goes on in some medical development circles! If you are fascinated by forensic science, this is a super series for you - and good if you just like a really good mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Pauline | 2/7/2014

    " Don't know why but these books are never as good as I expect them to be. This one was better than the others that I have read in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Odile | 12/30/2013

    " not as good as the previous ones. "

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