The Inquisitor’s Key (Morrow $25)
Jon Jefferson and Bill Bass take the Body Farm’s Dr. Bill Brockton on a DaVinci Code-style case to Avignon, France, and embroils him in a deadly religious mystery that could shake the Vatican itself to its very foundations. Great stuff in this thriller. Bass will participate by Skype, and Jefferson brings us images to view.Perfect for you Dan Brown readers.
“The real deal.”
“The Sherlock Holmes for bones.”
—Katherine Ramsland, author of The Forensic Science of C.S.I.
The most riveting and ambitious novel to date in Jefferson Bass’ New York Times bestselling Body Farm mystery series, The Inquisitor’s Key takes forensic investigator Dr. Bill Brockton to Avignon, France, and embroils him in a deadly religious mystery that could shake the Vatican itself to its very foundations. Another sterling crime novel in the vein of Patricia Cornwell, Kathy Reichs, and Karin Slaughter, as well as TV’s C.S.I., The Inquisitor’s Key adds a touch of James Rollins to the acclaimed Jefferson Bass mix of suspense, surprise, and finely detailed forensic investigation.
Jefferson Bass (jeffersonbass.com) is the writing team of Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson. Dr. Bass, a world-renowned forensic anthropologist, founded the University of Tennessee’s Anthropology Research Facility the Body Farm a quarter century ago. He is the author or coauthor of more than two hundred scientific publications, as well as a critically acclaimed memoir about his career at the Body Farm, Death’s Acre. Dr. Bass is also a dedicated teacher, honored as National Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Jon Jefferson is a veteran journalist, writer, and documentary filmmaker. His writings have been published in the New York Times, Newsweek, USA Today, and Popular Science, and broadcast on National Public Radio. The coauthor of Death’s Acre, he is also the writer and producer of two highly rated National Geographic documentaries about the Body Farm.