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Without Mercy - A Body Farm Novel

Jefferson Bass

In the most suspenseful installment of the New York Times bestselling Body Farm series to date, forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Brockton investigates a bizarre murder-and confronts a deadly enemy he thought he'd put behind bars for good Forensic anthropologist Bill Brockton has spent twenty-five years solving brutal murders-but none so horrific and merciless as his latest case: A ravaged set of skeletal remains is found scattered in the woods of nearby Cook County. They are all that is left of a victim who had been chained, hand and foot, to a tree on a remote mountainside. The bones tell Brockton and his longtime graduate assistant, Miranda, that the victim was a young male under the age of thirty. As they dig deeper to establish his identity, they uncover warning signs that long-simmering hatred is about to explode into violence, engulfing the region in chaos. But the shocking case is only the beginning of Brockton's trials. In the middle of the troubling investigation, the unthinkable happens. The most frightening and deadliest criminal Brockton has ever foiled-the sadistic serial killer Nick Satterfield-escapes from prison, bent on wreaking vengeance. And he's had nearly twenty years to plan. Simply killing Brockton isn't enough. Satterfield wants to make his nemesis suffer first, by destroying everything Brockton holds dear: his son, daughter-in-law, and grandsons, and even Miranda, who's now on the verge of completing her Ph.D. and launching a forensic career of her own. Barraged by dangers striking from all directions, haunted by the ghosts of old cases, and desperate to save those he loves, Brockton finds himself slipping closer to the abyss. Pushed to the edge, he is forced to question the two pillars that have guided his life and his entire career-the justice system and the quality of mercy. Can the two truly coexist? If he cannot reconcile these principles, which will Brockton choose in his ultimate moment of truth? A harrowing, thoughtful, and provocative tale that explores what happens when on

In the most suspenseful installment of the New York Times bestselling Body Farm series to date, forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Brockton investigates a bizarre murder-and confronts a deadly enemy he thought he'd put behind bars for good Forensic anthropologist Bill Brockton has spent twenty-five years solving brutal murders-but none so horrific and merciless as his latest case: A ravaged set of skeletal remains is found scattered in the woods of nearby Cook County. They are all that is left of a victim who had been chained, hand and foot, to a tree on a remote mountainside. The bones tell Brockton and his longtime graduate assistant, Miranda, that the victim was a young male under the age of thirty. As they dig deeper to establish his identity, they uncover warning signs that long-simmering hatred is about to explode into violence, engulfing the region in chaos. But the shocking case is only the beginning of Brockton's trials. In the middle of the troubling investigation, the unthinkable happens. The most frightening and deadliest criminal Brockton has ever foiled-the sadistic serial killer Nick Satterfield-escapes from prison, bent on wreaking vengeance. And he's had nearly twenty years to plan. Simply killing Brockton isn't enough. Satterfield wants to make his nemesis suffer first, by destroying everything Brockton holds dear: his son, daughter-in-law, and grandsons, and even Miranda, who's now on the verge of completing her Ph.D. and launching a forensic career of her own. Barraged by dangers striking from all directions, haunted by the ghosts of old cases, and desperate to save those he loves, Brockton finds himself slipping closer to the abyss. Pushed to the edge, he is forced to question the two pillars that have guided his life and his entire career-the justice system and the quality of mercy. Can the two truly coexist? If he cannot reconcile these principles, which will Brockton choose in his ultimate moment of truth? A harrowing, thoughtful, and provocative tale that explores what happens when on
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In the most suspenseful installment of the New York Times bestselling Body Farm series to date, forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Brockton investigates a bizarre murder-and confronts a deadly enemy he thought he'd put behind bars for good Forensic anthropologist Bill Brockton has spent twenty-five years solving brutal murders-but none so horrific and merciless as his latest case: A ravaged set of skeletal remains is found scattered in the woods of nearby Cook County. They are all that is left of a victim who had been chained, hand and foot, to a tree on a remote mountainside. The bones tell Brockton and his longtime graduate assistant, Miranda, that the victim was a young male under the age of thirty. As they dig deeper to establish his identity, they uncover warning signs that long-simmering hatred is about to explode into violence, engulfing the region in chaos. But the shocking case is only the beginning of Brockton's trials. In the middle of the troubling investigation, the unthinkable happens. The most frightening and deadliest criminal Brockton has ever foiled-the sadistic serial killer Nick Satterfield-escapes from prison, bent on wreaking vengeance. And he's had nearly twenty years to plan. Simply killing Brockton isn't enough. Satterfield wants to make his nemesis suffer first, by destroying everything Brockton holds dear: his son, daughter-in-law, and grandsons, and even Miranda, who's now on the verge of completing her Ph.D. and launching a forensic career of her own. Barraged by dangers striking from all directions, haunted by the ghosts of old cases, and desperate to save those he loves, Brockton finds himself slipping closer to the abyss. Pushed to the edge, he is forced to question the two pillars that have guided his life and his entire career-the justice system and the quality of mercy. Can the two truly coexist? If he cannot reconcile these principles, which will Brockton choose in his ultimate moment of truth? A harrowing, thoughtful, and provocative tale that explores what happens when on

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tom Stechschulte

Length:

10h 14m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

59:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:09


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:00


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

49:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

25:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:36


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:50


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:50


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:26


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:08


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:07


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:38


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:29


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

19:16


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

14:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

27:34


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

23:12


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

15:58


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

28:17


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

34:20


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

18:02


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:36


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:00


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:19


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

19:38


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

13:45


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

33:18


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:24


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

00:36