The Bone Thief (Body Farm, Book 5) by Jefferson Bass

By Jefferson Bass

Forged within the crucible of global conflict II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, used to be a top-secret army installation—the linchpin of the ny venture. very good careers have been born and darkish secrets and techniques buried within the determined race to construct the Bomb. these secrets and techniques start to emerge while the physique of a popular physicist is stumbled on . . .

Forensic anthropologist invoice Brockton, founding father of the physique Farm, is surprised whilst an post-mortem finds the reason for Dr. Leonard Novak's demise: a dangerous radioactive pellet contained in the aged scientist's physique. Who could devote this sort of bad crime? Is it concerning Novak's function in developing America's deadliest weapon? The solutions may possibly lie with the victim's getting older ex-wife, Beatrice, an enthralling, but totally unreliable storyteller. Careening among background and delusion, dementia and lucidity, Beatrice attracts Brockton right into a maze of stories, best him to darker truths than he may have imagined.

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Oh. ” McGregor grimaced, then joined her on the sofa, taking her hands in his own. ” “After fourteen months? ” He chuckled. “Okay. Move in with me, please. ” She licked her lips, disappointed. ” “For now. ” She pulled her hands free. ” She eyed him grimly. “All year long I thought you were waiting until the new office was set up. Then I thought you were waiting to see if Ray would come back to SPIN, which obviously isn’t going to happen. Now what? Are you some kind of freakish confirmed bachelor in disguise?

The brunette slunk backward until she was flush against the counsel table. ” “This is your lucky day. Thanks to Ms. ” Suzannah shook her head frantically. “I never consented to that. My custody? I don’t even know what that means. I mean, I know what it means generally, but in this context—” “It means you’re vouching for him,” the judge explained. “And I don’t need your consent. This is still my courtroom, is it not? Which means I’m in charge. And from now on you’re going to listen, not talk, while I walk you through this, step by baby step.

Right. ” She winced when he said, “’Bye” and hung up without giving her a chance to say anything further. She was actually tempted to call him back and make him promise to contact her at least daily. Then a video popped up on her monitor, distracting her completely. It was a recent film of Suzannah Ryder handling—or rather, attempting to politely terminate—a news conference on her recent appellate court success. Even with the graininess of the footage, the attorney’s smile was amazing, just as Justin had described—confident yet vulnerable.

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