Brockton and Miranda
link the bones to the haunting image on the Shroud of Turin, revered by
millions as the burial cloth of Christ, and then a laboratory test finds
the bones to be two thousand years old. The finding triggers a deadly
tug-of-war between the anthropologists, the Vatican, and a deadly zealot
who hopes to use the bones to bring about the Second Coming—and trigger
the end of time.
The Inquisitor's Key
Set against an international landscape, and weaving a rich tapestry of religion, history, art, and science, The Inquisitor's Key takes Jefferson Bass to an exciting new level of suspense.
is my first body farm novel written by new to me author Jefferson Bass. It is an excellent thriller that mixes the historical with the present, the religious with the scientific. I found myself thinking two different people wrote this story because the characters and voices in the past were so much more distinctive than the characters and voices in the present. It all blended together towards the end with a thrilling conclusion and left me wanting to read more Body Farm novels. Sure enough, once I finished the story, discovered Jefferson Bass is a writing team of forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Bass and journalist author Jon Jefferson. Sometimes it pays to read the back flap author information when you aren't familiar with an author. *grin* Prior to reading the story, I never knew body farms
existed. Gross but intriguing all the same. Looking forward to reading more body farm novels by the writing team of Jefferson Bass
Publisher: William Morrow
Genre: Forensic thriller
Released: May 8, 2012
Thank you to William Morrow for providing me with a courtesy copy of the book.
Not sure this one is for me, but I would love to give this to my aunt, who gobbles up novels like this. Thanks for the great review and for giving me a new title to suggest to her!ReplyDelete
I have their first book and I thought it sounded great!! Really need to start reading the books on my shelf!!ReplyDelete