The Devil's Bones

The Devil's BonesA Woman S Charred Body Has Been Found Inside A Burned Car Perched Atop A Hill In Knoxville Is It Accidental Death, Or Murder Followed By Arson Forensic Anthropologist Bill Brockton S Quest For Answers Prompts An Experiment Straight From Dante S Inferno In The Dark Of Night, He Puts Bodies To The Torch, Researching How Fire Consumes Flesh And BoneIn The Meantime, Brockton Is Sent A Mysterious Package A Set Of Cremated Remains That Looks Entirely Unreal With The Help Of A Local Crematorium, He Investigates And Discovers A Truth Too Horrifying To Believe A Facility In Another State Has Not Been Disposing Of Bodies Properly, Instead Scattering Them All Around The Grounds Little Does Brockton Know That His Research Is About To Collide With Reality With The Force Of A Lit Match Meeting Spilled Gasoline En Route To Trial, His Nemesis, Medical Examiner Garland Hamilton, Has Escaped From Custody What Follows Is A Deadly Game Of Cat And Mouse, Played For The Ultimate Stakes Brockton S Own Life With Help From His Loyal Graduate Assistant, Miranda, And Ace Criminalist Art Bohanan, Brockton Eventually Tracks Hamilton, But When The Police Arrive, They Find Only A Smoldering Ruin Sifting Through The Ashes, Brockton Finds The Incinerated Remains Of Hamilton Or Does He The Answer Along With Brockton S Ultimate Test Comes In A Searing Moment Of Truth 3.5 starsThis is the third book in the Body Farm series and I believe the best book so far I have enjoyed these stories as they have progressed They are based on true stories coming from the real body farm part of the University of Tennessee Anthropology Research Facility This particular book had a number of true life people who allowed use of their real names and job descriptions These books are written by two men Dr Bill Bass, Forensic Anthropologist and Jon Jefferson, a writer, jour 3.5 starsThis is the third book in the Body Farm series and I believe the best book so far I have enjoyed these stories as they have progressed They are based on true stories coming from the real body farm part of the University of Tennessee Anthropology Research Facility This particular book had a number of true life people who allowed use of their real names and job descriptions These books are written by two men Dr Bill Bass, Forensic Anthropologist and Jon Jefferson, a writer, journalist and filmmaker, who together write under the name of Jefferson Bass The major protagonist, Dr Bill Brockton, is developed after Dr Bill Bass This particular book has two stories going on One story about a crematorium who had quit cremating the bodies endeared to their care the other story brought back an ongoing story line dealing with the man who murdered Brockton s girlfriend The crematorium story was based on a true story about a Noble Georgia Crematorium scandal that happened in the early months of 2002 With every book in this series I have managed to laugh out loud, managed to learn something, and also thoroughly enjoyed the story The next book is book number four Bones of Betrayal The Devil s bones by Jefferson Bass.A car accident with a woman s body inside is discovered in Knoxville Dr Bill Brockton starts experiments with corpses to find how a fire may destroy flesh and bone At the same time an acquaintance has a problem with the cremains of his aunt and asks Dr Brockton s assistance in uncovering the reason why there is such a discrepancy in her cremains compared to the average person.Dr Brockton starts to unravel the mystery behind his friend s aunt s cremains by The Devil s bones by Jefferson Bass.A car accident with a woman s body inside is discovered in Knoxville Dr Bill Brockton starts experiments with corpses to find how a fire may destroy flesh and bone At the same time an acquaintance has a problem with the cremains of his aunt and asks Dr Brockton s assistance in uncovering the reason why there is such a discrepancy in her cremains compared to the average person.Dr Brockton starts to unravel the mystery behind his friend s aunt s cremains by investigating the crematorium where all this took place First he visits an above board crematorium and learns the acceptable way of the procedure There is evento this marvelous mystery that brings up a presence of evil from Bill s past that he would rather never come face to face with again The author s detail in outlining each character and their relationship to Dr Bill helps to bring us into the scene of each day The comprehensive and elaborated details of the environment and settings leaves nothing to our imagination This is one of the most enjoyable mystery series and educational as well Not the best body farm book I ve read It took me a long time to finish this one not because the storyline was bad However, this one didn t leave me with wanting to run to my bookstore and grab another body farm book It was just ok for me Not the best body farm book I ve read It took me a long time to finish this one not because the storyline was bad However, this one didn t leave me with wanting to run to my bookstore and grab another body farm book It was just ok for me I know it gets tiresome to continually hawk the benefits of one author over and over for three posts now But technically Jefferson Bass is TWO authors So does that make it different Probably not, but I don t care The Body Farm series is continuing to entertain and amaze me, now three books in.The third novel in the series, The Devil s Bones, continues the story of Dr Bill Brockton, University of Tennessee professor and Body Farm founder You need to read the first two novels to reall I know it gets tiresome to continually hawk the benefits of one author over and over for three posts now But technically Jefferson Bass is TWO authors So does that make it different Probably not, but I don t care The Body Farm series is continuing to entertain and amaze me, now three books in.The third novel in the series, The Devil s Bones, continues the story of Dr Bill Brockton, University of Tennessee professor and Body Farm founder You need to read the first two novels to really appreciate this one, as it delves deeper into a storyline about a former colleague turned murderer who still has a bone to pick with Brockton pun intended.Forensically, the novel discusses the affect of fire on bones The book begins with a case of a woman who died in an automobile fire There are reasons to suspect foul play, but the main suspect the woman s husband was thousands of miles away in Las Vegas at the time of her demise Brockton conducts experiments to study the affect burning bones has on new and old bones New, or green , bones burn in a spiral pattern that develops from the moisture in them being released quickly, so that the layers of bone are almost steamed Older, dry bones burn in a linear, heavily patterned way, much like old logs in a fire Think about the end of logs burned in a fireplace or bonfire a crosshatch pattern That s how you can tell the difference in new and old bones, therefore also being able to tell the difference between whether a body was burned soon after death or a lengthy amount of time after death.To go along with the burning bones experiments, Jefferson Bass a team of both Dr Bill Bass, the actual Body Farm founder from UT, and journalist Jon Jefferson also addresses a real life case that I remember from my college years in Chattanooga In 2002, a Georgia crematorium was discovered to have been not performing its duties as advertised and as it was paid for During a search of the property that resulted from anonymous tips to the GBI,than 300 bodies were found buried and piled up on the property The crematorium had been sending back to families a mixture of human and animal bones, concrete mix, and filler materials rather than the remains of their loved ones Bass places Brockton thick in the middle of this case, one that was extremely interesting to me, as I remember vividly watching CNN s 24 hour coverage of the property search and ongoing investigation Real life Body Farm professor and author Dr Bill Bass worked some of the cases, which gave him an inside view and factual representation of the story in this novel.I think I ve gone on enough Go get these books My mom has them in hand and has already started the first one, soon to be followed by my other family members I really am enjoying this series The Devil s Bones has the usual engaging characters and situations, even bringing back some of the likable characters from the previous books The banter is believable and the humor prevents the book from becoming too morbid Although Brockton s techniques and activities in his investigations don t always make the university attorney happy, they do keep me interested Like the TV series Law and Order, some of the crimes are ripped from the headlines but this s I really am enjoying this series The Devil s Bones has the usual engaging characters and situations, even bringing back some of the likable characters from the previous books The banter is believable and the humor prevents the book from becoming too morbid Although Brockton s techniques and activities in his investigations don t always make the university attorney happy, they do keep me interested Like the TV series Law and Order, some of the crimes are ripped from the headlines but this series tells the forensic science side of things, which I like very much I learned a lot about crematoriums in this book, which I definitely foundinteresting than I did when I read Smoke Gets in Your Eyes And Other Lessons from the Crematory On to the next one I like this series and I learn a lot There are some humorous conversations I did learnthan I wanted to about cremations No way are they doing that to me I wasn t planning on it anyway There were lots of mysteries going on in this book Definitely not boring. Good book certainly not one of my favorites I admit to getting wholly tired of the whole disgruntled ME gone crazy it was intriguing the first time, exciting the second time, but this time it s entirely over done Hopefully, the madness is over.I m finally starting to get accustom to this author s writing style I have to say that this book, the 3rd in the series, just wasn t my favorite It seemed like the author just had to stretch to get what he was looking for I m also getting a little t Good book certainly not one of my favorites I admit to getting wholly tired of the whole disgruntled ME gone crazy it was intriguing the first time, exciting the second time, but this time it s entirely over done Hopefully, the madness is over.I m finally starting to get accustom to this author s writing style I have to say that this book, the 3rd in the series, just wasn t my favorite It seemed like the author just had to stretch to get what he was looking for I m also getting a little tired of the wishy washy way Dr Brockton is with Miranda, his grad student Pardon the expression, but he needs to Pee or get off the Pot.I was glad to see Big Jim O Connor and Waylon they re two of my favorite characters and have been since they were introduced I liked their involvement and really loved learningabout them then I knew the first time I think that the author should consider expanding their involvement in the stories 3.5 StarsI really love this series This book islike a continuation of Book 2 with Dr Brockton having to deal with the fallout from Garland Hamilton It was still good, but not nearly as crazy Just trying to figure out where all the pieces fit. Forensic anthropologist Bill Brockton is trying to figure out who murdered Mary Latham and how her car caught fire and burned so extensively when his criminal defense attorney gives him what are claimed to be the cremains cremated remains of his aunt, which looklike concrete mix than bone ash With the help of forensic scientist Art Bohanan, Brockton investigates the crematorium in Georgia that was responsible for the cremation but keeps butting up against stone walls Eventually, he dis Forensic anthropologist Bill Brockton is trying to figure out who murdered Mary Latham and how her car caught fire and burned so extensively when his criminal defense attorney gives him what are claimed to be the cremains cremated remains of his aunt, which looklike concrete mix than bone ash With the help of forensic scientist Art Bohanan, Brockton investigates the crematorium in Georgia that was responsible for the cremation but keeps butting up against stone walls Eventually, he discovers a horror the likes of which he has never seen before Meanwhile, he learns that his nemesis, former medical examiner Garland Hamilton, has escaped from prison and is on the prowl Knowing he s in Hamilton s sites, Brockton is relieved to learn Hamilton s charred body is discovered at a fire scene in Cooke County However, as Brockton soon finds out, things are not always as they seem.This third installment in the Body Farm series is, as usual, chock full of interesting forensics information relayed through Brockton and his assistant, Miranda Readers may find the book distracting as it seems to meander along from one investigation to the other, then dashes off to the conflict between Brockton and Hamilton Although the three mysteries within the plot are good ones, perhaps focusing on one or two would provide a stronger read The forensics investigations help buffer the distraction and will keep the reader invested throughout the book

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  • Hardcover
  • 309 pages
  • The Devil's Bones
  • Jefferson Bass
  • English
  • 11 July 2019
  • 0060759852