"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
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