From New York Times bestselling author Jefferson Bass comes the most suspenseful installment of the Body Farm series to date
USA -(AmmoLand.com)- Continuing the New York Times bestselling Body Farm series, Jefferson Bass returns with their tenth, most suspenseful, installment— WITHOUT MERCY (William Morrow, On Sale October 4, 2016, ISBN 13: 9780062363190, $26.99).
Based on the very real and macabre Body Farm laboratory in Tennessee, Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson, writing together as Jefferson Bass — follows Forensic anthropologist Bill Brockton, who has devoted his life to bringing killers to justice.
In the middle of Brockton’s most troubling investigation the unthinkable happens: one of the most dangerous criminals he helped stop has escaped from prison: the sadistic serial killer Satterfield.
Locked away for twenty years, Satterfield has had nothing but time to plan vengeance on the man who stole his freedom: Dr. Bill Brockton. But killing his nemesis won’t be enough. Satterfield wants to make him suffer. He will take away everything that matters to Brockton—including his son, his daughter-in-law, and his grandsons. No one will be spared, not even Brockton’s longtime graduate assistant, Miranda, on the verge of getting her Ph.D. and embarking on a forensic career of her own.
With so many innocent lives in danger, Brockton begins to question the system that he has worked for and trusted his entire life. If the police and prison cannot protect him and those he loves from a psychopathic predator, he may have no choice but to take the law into his own hands. Justice and mercy—can the two co-exist?
If not, which one will Brockton choose in his ultimate moment of truth?
A harrowing, thoughtful and provocative tale that explores what happens when one honorable, rational man is tested beyond all measure, WITHOUT MERCY is a powerful exploration that raises uneasy questions about justice and revenge, compassion and principle, the desire to kill and the will to survive.
Praised by fellow forensic anthropologist and author Kathy Reichs as “The real deal,” Dr. Bass’s unrivaled expertise coupled with Jefferson’s narrative deftness and literary flair, create riveting forensic thrillers. WITHOUT MERCY is a seamless addition to The Body Farm series with its fascinating scientific detail and edge of your seat drama readers have come to love as they follow Brockton through each case.
“The Body Farm series adds another suspenseful, thought-provoking, and all-out-awesome title to its list…continues to balance the worlds of anthropology and forensics perfectly, creating tales of suspense that are unforgettable.”— Suspense Magazine
“…Bass balances anthropological instruction with a twisty tale of suspense in the 10th Body Farm case.” –Kirkus Reviews
On-Sale: October 4, 2016
Jefferson Bass will appear in the following venues to promote WITHOUT MERCY:
About the Body Farm:
Situated on the University of Tennessee campus lies two acres of ground unlike any in the world. The Forensic Anthropology Center, “The Body Farm”, is a place where human corpses are left to the elements, and every manner of decay is fully explored—for the sake of science and the cause of justice. The real-life laboratory in Tennessee, was created in 1987 by forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Bass to study human decomposition. In the past, investigators could only guess at someone’s death-date; now, thanks to Dr. Bass and the Body Farm, determining time since death is a science.
About Jefferson Bass:
Dr. Bill Bass is a world-renowned forensic anthropologist who founded the University of Tennessee’s Body Farm—the world’s first and foremost laboratory devoted to the study of human decomposition. He is the author of more than 200 scientific publications, and two nonfiction books about the Body Farm, DEATH’S ACRE and BEYOND THE BODY FARM, both written with Jon Jefferson. Jon Jefferson is a journalist, science writer, and documentary filmmaker. Jefferson has written for the New York Times, Newsweek, and National Public Radio, and has written and produced numerous documentaries for the Arts & Entertainment Network and The History Channel. The coauthor of DEATH’S ACRE and BEYOND THE BODY FARM, he has also produced two National Geographic documentaries about the Body Farm for broadcast worldwide.
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