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Download The Inquisitor's Key: A Body Farm Novel, Book 7 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (703 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jefferson Bass Narrator: Tom Stechschulte Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2012 ISBN:
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Miranda Lovelady, Dr. Bill Brockton's protégé, is spending the summer helping excavate a newly discovered chamber beneath the spectacular Palace of the Popes in Avignon, France. There she discovers a stone chest inscribed with a stunning claim: Inside lie the bones of none other than Jesus of Nazareth.

Faced with a case of unimaginable proportions, Miranda summons Brockton for help proving or refuting the claim. Both scientists are skeptical - after all, fake relics abounded during the Middle Ages - but evidence for authenticity looks strong initially, and soon grows stronger.

Brockton and Miranda link the bones to the haunting image on the Shroud of Turin, revered by millions as the burial cloth of Christ, and then a laboratory test finds the bones to be 2,000 years old. The finding triggers a deadly tug-of-war between the anthropologists, the Vatican, and a deadly zealot who hopes to use the bones to bring about the Second Coming - and trigger the end of time.

Set against an international landscape and weaving a rich tapestry of religion, history, art, and science, The Inquisitor's Key takes Jefferson Bass' work to an exciting new level of suspense.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 2/13/2014

    " interesting plot with a take on the Shroud of Turin and forgery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 2/8/2014

    " Another entertaining body farm book. Dr. B. goes to France to help out his Miranda, his assistant. He finds himself in a mystery that involves the Avignon Papacy, Petrarch, and the Shroud of Turin. Fast moving, suspenseful, and clever with likeable characters....who could ask for more from a mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 A. Somers | 1/31/2014

    " I have not read any of the other books in the Body Farm series, but this was enjoyable enough that I will definitely go to the library to look for the older titles.This book centers around the mysteries of the Shroud of Turin which is fascinating in itself. The "what- If's" resented in the book are just plausible enough to make it interesting. I would recommend it to anyone who likes Dan Brown or Patricia Cornwell although it is a much lighter/quicker read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frances | 1/31/2014

    " They had me at airpark...very CSI only with international travel and problems to solve. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennie Stephens | 1/30/2014

    " This is one of my favorite series to read. I couldn't wait for this one to come out, and it did not disappoint. I love the characters, Dr. B and Miranda Lovelady. I love the humor that is sarcastic and irreverent. Keep the coming Jefferson and Bass! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lynne Mohler-Musgrave | 1/16/2014

    " It was ok~kind of dragged out the story & was kind of Da Vinci Code-ish (not in a good way) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew | 1/6/2014

    " Excellent book really feeds my love of historical thrillers. But there honestly aren't a lot of thrills. The climax sneaks up on you and the ending just happens. But I enjoyed the history, both the factual and the fictionalized. I'd recommend it but it's not as good as others I've read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meghan | 12/28/2013

    " I always enjoy a Body Farm book. I've been to Avignon and enjoyed reading about the city. I especially liked the art and history part of the book. The religious aspect wasn't too heavy handed and I though the theory of the Shroud was plausible. Over all a good book for a quick, interesting read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea Kervick | 12/2/2013

    " Entertaining but not the forensic quality of Dr Bass's other books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Genji Bailey | 11/8/2013

    " Verging on John Brown's territory, but with Bass and Jefferson style. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James Burke | 9/27/2013

    " Not only entertaining, but the Author's Note was quite educational and leaving me to want to learn more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dana | 8/14/2013

    " Another good Body Farm mystery. The story provides an interesting mystery that is engaging and entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 7/3/2013

    " This is my favorite Jefferson Bass book so far. I love the way the book is structured: a story that takes place in the present and a story that takes place in the 14th century. The combination of forensics, story, and character in the Jefferson Bass books overcomes my usual dislike of mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy Rogers | 7/2/2013

    " This is the most recent of a series called "The Body Farm". It is an easy read with enjoyable characters and many twists and turns. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 11/21/2012

    " Good story! Just what you would expect from these authors. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Glynda | 5/10/2012

    " NOT BASS'S BEST BUT THE HISTORY WAS INTERESTING. WORTH READING. "

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About the Author
Author Jefferson Bass

Jefferson Bass is the writing team of Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson. Dr. Bass, a world-renowned forensic anthropologist, founded the University of Tennessee’s Anthropology Research Facility—the Body Farm—a quarter century ago. 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. He is also a dedicated teacher, honored as National Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

About the Narrator

Tom Stechschulte has narrated well over a hundred audiobooks and has won fifteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. He won the prestigious Audie Award in 2009 and has been a finalist for the Audie in 2005 and 2011. As an actor, he has been seen in eleven Broadway shows as well as numerous television and film shows, including the remake of The Manchurian Candidate.