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By Jefferson Bass

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


Bones of Betrayal is the fourth heart-racing “Body Farm” mystery from the world’s most sensible forensic anthropologist. Kathy Reichs calls writer Jefferson Bass, “the actual deal,” and his hero invoice Brockton has already taken his rightful position along Patricia Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta and the investigators on TV’s “C.S.I.” In Bones of Betrayal, a hideous homicide has hyperlinks that connect it to global struggle Two’s new york venture and the improvement of the atomic bomb—adding a desirable historic point that enriches an already more advantageous crime series.

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