Bones of Betrayal

Bones of Betrayal

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Baker & Taylor
When a renowned Manhattan Project scientist is found dead from radiation poisoning, Body Farm founder Bill Brockton, aided by graduate assistant Miranda Lovelady, is frustrated in the investigation when the only person with knowledge of what may have happened is an elderly woman with a floundering grasp on lucidity. 100,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer

“The forensic thriller meets a formidable slice of history….A riveting mystery with an intricately emotional conclusion.”
Washington Post

 

Bones of Betrayal is the fourth heart-racing “Body Farm” thriller from the world’s top forensic anthropologist. Kathy Reichs calls author Jefferson Bass, “the real deal,” and his hero Bill Brockton has already taken his rightful place alongside Patricia Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta and the investigators on TV’s “C.S.I.” In Bones of Betrayal, a hideous murder has links that connect it to World War Two’s Manhattan Project and the development of the atomic bomb—adding a fascinating historical element that enriches an already superior crime series.



Baker
& Taylor

When a Manhattan Project scientist is found dead from radiation poisoning, Body Farm founder Bill Brockton is frustrated in the investigation when the only person with knowledge of what happened is an elderly woman with a floundering grasp on lucidity.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061284748
0061284742
Characteristics: 356 p. : ill., ; 24 cm

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ValinOR14
Oct 29, 2019

As this series has progressed I have come to care, not only about Bill Brockton, but also more and more about the other recurring characters. Bones of Betrayal provides interesting background surrounding the development of the atomic bomb without coming across like a textbook. When I lived in New Mexico I was able to tour the Trinity Site, which was fascinating, but I definitely learned more about Atomic bombs from reading Bones of Betrayal. There wasn't as much forensic information in this book but that was okay. (I loved Beatrice and her stories so, so much!!)

IndyPL_RobinK Jul 27, 2019

Another excellent mystery from the Body Farm. This one involves nuclear radiation and the threat it brings with a tie to the Manhattan Project.

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ilovewhippets
Aug 20, 2013

Good mystery about the Manhattan Project and the people who were involved... (Nuclear Bomb developed)

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IrisNielsen
Jul 14, 2012

nuclear-terrorism disaster drill becomes a reality when a tiny capsule is found - dangerous enough to kill quickly and to destroy the hands of someone holding it. Dr. Brockton explores the past and staff of the Manhattan Project to solve the crime.

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