"Death's Acre" recounts the career of a real-life forensic hero, Dr. Bill Bass, creator of the famous "Body Farm" at the University of Tennessee--the world's only research facility devoted to studying postmortem human decomposition. The research data gathered at the Body Farm has helped
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Bass and police solve many gruesome murders and put away some particularly brutal killers. The book is structured largely around these cases, which give it a gritty true-crime feel, but it also delves into Dr. Bass's own life, loves, and losses as well, giving a picture of a man who's a visionary scientist, brilliant sleuth, eloquent advocate for murder victims, and surprisingingly funny human being.
The review of this Book prepared by JJ