The Devil’s Bones

Published By: William Morrow

Book Category: Fiction, Suspense

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Reviewed by Julina K. Mills

Forensic Anthropologist, Dr. Bill Brockton, spends his days among the dead, and performs eerie experiments in the dark of night. Igniting human corpses in remote fields to discover the decomposition of burnt flesh, examining fissures in skeletal fragments under microscope, and photographing aging corpses to record the rate of decay are part of his daily life.

The information and research provided by Dr. Brockton assist law enforcement throughout the country to solve homicides and put criminals behind bars. But Dr. Brockton’s life is about to change and his research will take on a personal meaning when an escaped convict begins to trace his every move.

Garland Hamilton, previous medical examiner and the man who murdered Dr. Brockton’s sweetheart, Jess, has escaped from prison and is determined to take revenge on the man who put him behind bars. With the help of an intern student and friends in law enforcement, Dr. Brockton must use knowledge from his previous experiences working with Garland Hamilton to track down this killer or risk losing his own life and endangering the life of a close friend.

The Devil’s Bones is a captivating thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat and reading late into the night as you follow Dr. Brockton and his colleagues from Tennessee to the backwoods of Georgia. With believable characters and new twists in the storyline with every chapter, this book is a must-read!

Author Jefferson Bass is a writing team composed of Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson. Dr. Bass is a forensic anthropologist and the founder of The Body Farm, a research facility at the University of Tennessee. Jon Jefferson is a journalist and documentary filmmaker. Their combined writing efforts create a style of writing and a mystery plot unlike any I have read before and should be added to the forensic mystery reader’s list of favorites.

Check out their other works: Carved in Bone, Flesh & Bone, Beyond the Body Farm, and Death’s Acre.

Armchair Interviews says: The Jefferson Bass duo are great storytellers.

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