Bones of Betrayal

Bones of Betrayal : A Body Farm Novel

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Forged in the crucible of World War II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was a top-secret military installation--the linchpin of the Manhattan Project. Brilliant careers were born and dark secrets buried in the desperate race to build the Bomb. Those secrets begin to emerge when the body of a renowned physicist is discovered facedown in a frozen swimming pool.

Forensic anthropologist Bill Brockton, founder of the Body Farm, is shocked when an autopsy reveals the cause of Dr. Leonard Novak's death: a deadly radioactive pellet inside the elderly scientist's body. Who would commit such a horrific crime? Is it related to Novak's role in creating America's deadliest weapon? The answers may lie with the victim's aging ex-wife, Beatrice, a captivating yet utterly unreliable storyteller. Careening between history and fantasy, dementia and lucidity, Beatrice draws Brockton into a maze of memories, leading him to darker truths than he could have imagined.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 394 pages
  • 104.14 x 187.96 x 27.94mm | 272.15g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0062277391
  • 9780062277398
  • 1,148,446

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The forensic thriller meets a formidable slice of history in Jefferson Bass s impressive new novel....In addition to being a riveting mystery with an intricately emotional conclusion, Bones of Betrayal bears witness to the past with great respect for the long shadow it casts. --Washington Post"
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