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The Devil's Bones

Jefferson Bass

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In two previous New York Times bestselling novels, Jefferson Bass enthralled readers with ripped-from-the-headlines forensic cases, memorable characters, and plots that "rival Kathy Reichs and Patricia Cornwell" (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). Drawing on research at the Body Farm-three acres of land in the backwoods of Tennessee, where bodies are left to the elements to illuminate human decomposition-Bass has moved fiction to a fascinating new realm, with forensics expertise drawn from his five decades of work as the world's leading forensic anthropologist. But this latest novel cements Jefferson Bass as one of the finest writers of suspense working today, and in a work of drama, cunning, and heartbreak, thrills the reader with fiction that feels all too real. A woman's charred body has been found inside a burned car perched atop a hill in Knoxville. Is it accidental death, or murder followed by arson? Forensic anthropologist Bill Brockton's quest for answers prompts an experiment straight from Dante's Inferno: In the dark of night, he puts bodies to the torch, researching how fire consumes flesh and bone. In the meantime, Brockton is sent a mysterious package-a set of cremated remains that looks entirely unreal. With the help of a local crematorium, he investigates and discovers a truth too horrifying to believe: A facility in another state has not been disposing of bodies properly, instead scattering them all around the grounds. Little does Brockton know that his research is about to collide with reality-with the force of a lit match meeting spilled gasoline. En route to trial, his nemesis, medical examiner Garland Hamilton, has escaped from custody. What follows is a deadly game of cat and mouse, played for the ultimate stakes: Brockton's own life. With help from his loyal graduate assistant, Miranda, and ace criminalist Art Bohanan, Brockton eventually tracks Hamilton, but when the police arrive, they find only a smoldering ruin. Sifting through the ashes, Brockton finds the incinerated remains of Hamilton .

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tom McKeon

Length:

5h 41m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:25


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:30


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:02


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:20


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:15


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:19


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

10:53


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:37


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:05


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:30


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:43


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:11


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:19


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

10:36


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:11


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:16


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:59


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:18


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:40


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:23


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:17


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:59


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:48


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:43


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:10


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:39


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:40


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

11:15


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:17


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:44


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:54


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:27


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

01:18


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

00:18


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

00:20