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The Breaking Point : A Body Farm Novel

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Dr. Bill Brockton-founder of the University of Tennessee's macabre Body Farm-has enjoyed professional acclaim and personal contentment in the years since he once came close to losing his wife and son at the hands of a serial killer. The pioneering research done at the Body Farm, and Brockton's forensic expertise, have earned him respect, renown, and high-profile cases.

Now the FBI has asked Brockton to help identify the remains of a pilot killed in a suspicious, fiery plane crash. Are the charred bones indeed those of maverick humanitarian Richard Janus And was the nighttime crash an accident, a suicide-or a murder

But a storm is about to hit Brockton with cataclysmic force. First, he discovers he's landed in the middle of a nasty political battle. Then his identification of the crash victim is called into question, as is the future of his research facility. Reeling from these blows, he receives a gruesome threat from the killer who nearly murdered the Brocktons more than a decade before. But Brockton gets the most shocking news of all from his beloved Kathleen.

Will the legendary Dr. Bill Brockton be pushed beyond his breaking point
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 104.14 x 187.96 x 30.48mm | 249.48g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062262343
  • 9780062262349
  • 315,834

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Dr. Bill Brockton--founder of the University of Tennessee's macabre Body Farm--has enjoyed professional acclaim and personal contentment in the years since he once came close to losing his wife and son at the hands of a serial killer. The pioneering research done at the Body Farm, and Brockton's forensic expertise, have earned him respect, renown, and high-profile cases.

Now the FBI has asked Brockton to help identify the remains of a pilot killed in a suspicious, fiery plane crash. Are the charred bones indeed those of maverick humanitarian Richard Janus? And was the nighttime crash an accident, a suicide--or a murder?

But a storm is about to hit Brockton with cataclysmic force. First, he discovers he's landed in the middle of a nasty political battle. Then his identification of the crash victim is called into question, as is the future of his research facility. Reeling from these blows, he receives a gruesome threat from the killer who nearly murdered the Brocktons more than a decade before. But Brockton gets the most shocking news of all from his beloved Kathleen.

Will the legendary Dr. Bill Brockton be pushed beyond his breaking point?
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Praise for the Body Farm novels: "The Bone Yard is especially good and should fnd an audience with CSI fans and devotees of crime fiction in general."--Wilmington Star News "The Bone Thief is a compelling read. Long after the last page is turned, readers will continue to ponder their positions on organ donation--the signature of memorable writing."--Chattanooga Free Press "The forensic thriller meets a formidable slice of history. . . . 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 "A superb mystery--well-plotted, flled with memorable characters, based on accurateforensic science and written with more fair and literary sensibility than anything byJohn Grisham. The novel, in fact, is in Cornwell's league, high praise indeed."--Houston Chronicle on Carved in Bone "Entertaining. . . . Fascinating forensics. . . . Readers . . . will take to Dr. Bill, a hero with a big heart who isn't afraid to tackle complicated issues."--Publishers Weekly on Flesh and Bone "Carved in Bone has a unique corpse, solid science, quirky humor and a loveable protagonist. That a novel like this can be described as charming is a tribute to the team that created some very human, down-to-earth characters."--USA Today "Clever and compelling."--Booklist on The Inquisitor's Key "The Bone Yard is especially good and should fnd an audience with CSI fans and devotees of crime fiction in general."--Wilmington Star News Another strong performance in what has become an outstanding series for CSI fans.... compelling and skillfully written. --Booklist on THE BREAKING POINT" One of the best books of 2015! --Suspense Magazine on THE BREAKING POINT" Full of tension, mystery, danger, suspense. --Knoxville News-Sentinel on THE BREAKING POINT" "Another strong performance in what has become an outstanding series for CSI fans.... compelling and skillfully written."--Booklist on THE BREAKING POINT "One of the best books of 2015!"--Suspense Magazine on THE BREAKING POINT "Full of tension, mystery, danger, suspense."--Knoxville News-Sentinel on THE BREAKING POINT -Another strong performance in what has become an outstanding series for CSI fans.... compelling and skillfully written.---Booklist on THE BREAKING POINT -One of the best books of 2015!---Suspense Magazine on THE BREAKING POINT -Full of tension, mystery, danger, suspense.---Knoxville News-Sentinel on THE BREAKING POINT
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