The Bones of Avignon: A Body Farm Thriller

Hachette UK
10

'If you like Kathy Reichs, you'll like Jefferson Bass' The Times.

Miranda Lovelady, Dr Bill Brockton's protégé, is spending the summer helping excavate a newly discovered chamber beneath the spectacular Palace of the Popes in Avignon, France. There she discovers a stone chest inscribed with a stunning claim: inside lie the bones of none other than Jesus of Nazareth. Faced with the case of the millennium, Miranda summons Brockton for help proving or refuting the claim. Both scientists are sceptical - after all, fake relics abounded during the Middle Ages - but the evidence for authenticity soon grows. 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 a laboratory test finds that the bones are 2,000 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.

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About the author

Jefferson Bass is the writing team of Dr Bill Bass, founder of the University of Tennessee's Body Farm - the world's first laboratory dedicated to the study of human decomposition, and Jon Jefferson. Together, they are the authors of the novels Carved in Bone, Flesh and Bone, The Devil's Bones, Bones of Betrayal, The Bone Thief and the nonfiction book Beyond the Body Farm.
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3.7
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Publisher
Hachette UK
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Published on
Apr 26, 2012
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Pages
352
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ISBN
9781780875491
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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