The Bone Thief
Publication date: March, 2010
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 -- by using corpses from the Body Farm as bait in an undercover sting operation.
The best Body Farm novel yet 5 out of 5 stars
By R. Kyle VINE VOICE on March 25, 2010
A Wonderfully Distracting Read 5 out of 5 stars
By Karen Joan VINE VOICE on April 9, 2010
THE BONE THIEF is the fifth installment in the Body Farm series by Jefferson Bass. And let me tell you, this book will take your mind off of all your troubles. I know. I had a 3 day case of stomach flu will reading this book. I couldn't eat, couldn't get out of bed, couldn't really do anything. All I could do was sleep...and read this novel. THE BONE THIEF helped me forget (at least temporarily) how really lousy I really felt. And that is a ringing endorsement!
Perfect Blend of Mystery Fiction and Medical Forensics
5 out of 5 stars
By Lynne E. July 2, 2010
This book contains more medical detail than any of our prior books," say the authors in their Acknowledgments. This is (1) a good thing if you like learning about anatomy and forensics, but (2) a bad thing if you're a good visualizer and a bit squeamish about blood, surgical techniques, and decomposition. But decomposition details are what you expect from a "Body Farm" mystery, right?