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The Bone Thief

(2010)
(The fifth book in the Body Farm series)
A novel by

 
New York Times bestselling author Jefferson Bass delivers an authentic and knuckle-biting thriller in which forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Brockton must confront a crime of unimaginable proportions on his own doorstep. Find out why Booklist says, "Fans of forensic fiction will want to add this author to their list of favorites."

The Bone Thief

Dr. Bill Brockton has been called in on a seemingly routine case, to exhume a body and obtain a bone sample for a DNA paternity test. But when the coffin is opened, Brockton and his colleagues, including his graduate assistant Miranda Lovelady, are stunned to see that the corpse has been horribly violated.

Brockton's initial shock gives way to astonishment as he uncovers a flourishing and lucrative black market in body parts. At the center of this ghoulish empire is a daring and prosperous grave robber. Soon Brockton finds himself drawn into the dangerous enterprise when the FBI recruits him to bring down the postmortem chop shop - using corpses from the Body Farm as bait in an undercover sting operation.

As Brockton struggles to play the unscrupulous role the FBI asks of him, his friend and colleague medical examiner Eddie Garcia faces a devastating injury that could end his career. Exposed to a near-lethal dose of radioactivity, Dr. Garcia has lost most of his right hand and his entire left hand. Out of options, he embarks on a desperate quest: both of his ravaged hands will be severed at the wrist and replaced with those from a cadaver. But unless suitable ones are found soon, the opportunity will be lost.

As Brockton delves deep into the clandestine trade, he is faced with an agonizing choice: Is he willing to risk an FBI investigation - and his own principles - to help his friend? Will he be able to live with himself if he crosses that line? Will he be able to live with himself if he doesn't? And as the criminal case and the medical crisis converge, a pair of simpler questions arise: Will Dr. Garcia survive - and will Brockton?

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Hardback Editions

January 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Bone Thief (The Body Farm)
Author(s): Jefferson Bass
ISBN: 1-84916-056-2 / 978-1-84916-056-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


March 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Bone Thief: A Body Farm Novel
Author(s): Jefferson Bass
ISBN: 0-06-128476-9 / 978-0-06-128476-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

September 2013 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Bone Thief: A Body Farm Novel
Author(s): Jefferson Bass
ISBN: 0-06-227740-5 / 978-0-06-227740-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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February 2011 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Bone Thief: A Body Farm Novel
Author(s): Jefferson Bass
ISBN: 0-06-128477-7 / 978-0-06-128477-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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February 2011 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Bone Thief: A Body Farm Novel
Author(s): Jefferson Bass
ISBN: 0-06-204488-5 / 978-0-06-204488-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Bone Thief (The Body Farm)
Author(s): Jefferson Bass
ISBN: 1-84916-057-0 / 978-1-84916-057-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Bone Thief (The Body Farm)
Author(s): Jefferson Bass
ISBN: 1-84916-058-9 / 978-1-84916-058-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Bone Thief: A Body Farm Novel
Author(s): Jefferson Bass
ISBN: 0-06-194568-4 / 978-0-06-194568-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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Audio Editions

March 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Bone Thief: A Body Farm Novel
Author(s): Jefferson Bass
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

November 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Bone Thief: A Body Farm Thriller (Body Farm Novel Book 5)
Author(s): Jefferson Bass
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK   


March 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Bone Thief: A Body Farm Novel
Author(s): Jefferson Bass
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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