The Bone Yard
Publication date: March, 2012
Early summer brings warm weather to the Body Farm in East Tennessee, but Dr. Bill Brockton's about to get more heat than he's bargained for. Angie St. Claire, a former student who's now a forensic specialist with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, seeks his help in identifying a partial skull found in the woods in rural Florida. The victim, a child, appears to have died from a lethal blow to the head. Brockton and Angie's search for the remaining bones leads to a notorious reform school, where boys lived under constant threat of being beaten... and of being buried in "the bone yard." As Brockton and his team close in on the truth, they find skeletons in some surprisingly prominent closets -- and learn that someone is willing to kill to keep the truth hidden. Despite the danger, Brockton knows he must expose the school's horrors -- and speak for boys who have been silenced far too long.
Could not put this down! 5 stars out of 5
By Gaby at Starting Fresh blog VINE VOICE on March 27
The Bone Yard drew me in from the first chapter. Not surprisingly, Jonathan Bass paints a clear and authentic picture of the research facility. After all, Dr. Bill Bass is an expert in forensic anthropology and created The Body Farm in University of Tennessee while Dr. Jon Jefferson wrote and produced two films on the facility. I learned a bit about forensic pathology, which made the book even more enjoyable.
Startling and provocative 4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on March 30, 2011
THE BONE YARD is a startling expose of the Florida penal system as it applies to adolescents.
Fiction deeply rooted in the soil of grim realities. 5 out of 5 stars
By L. Dean Murphyon March 8, 2011
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