The Breaking Point

Past, present, and future collide to throw respected forensic anthropologist Bill Brockton s successful, secure life into devastating turmoil in this poignant novel in the New York Times bestselling Body Farm mystery seriesIt s been ten years since Dr Bill Brockton created the Body Farm the world s first postmortem research facility dedicated to advancing the frontiers ofPast, present, and future collide to throw respected forensic anthropologist Bill Brockton s successful, secure life into devastating turmoil in this poignant novel in the New York Times bestselling Body Farm mystery seriesIt s been ten years since Dr Bill Brockton created the Body Farm the world s first postmortem research facility dedicated to advancing the frontiers of forensic science and the researcher is at the pinnacle of his career Under his leadership, the University of Tennessee s forensic anthropology program has become the most prominent in the world, and Brockton s skills and knowledge are in high demand among top law enforcement Calling him in for a number of high profile cases, the FBI now wants him to identify the charred remains of a maverick millionaire, killed in a fiery plane crash.But a storm is about to hit Brockton with cataclysmic force First, his identification of the crash victim is called into question Then he receives a threatening message from the serial killer who attempted to murder the scientist and his family a decade ago And from Brockton s beloved wife Kathleen his lodestone and his source of security he gets the most shocking news of all Will Brockton be able to weather this deluge or has he finally reached the breaking point
The Breaking Point Past present and future collide to throw respected forensic anthropologist Bill Brockton s successful secure life into devastating turmoil in this poignant novel in the New York Times bestselling B

  • Title: The Breaking Point
  • Author: Jefferson Bass
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 429
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1 thought on “The Breaking Point”

    1. If I hadn't been so confused at first, I think I would have enjoyed this book more and given it a 4 1/2 or 5! I did not read the summary on this book as I don't usually do that on any book, actually though I think if I had it wouldn't have really helped me. I kept asking myself, "hadn't I read that Dr. Brockton's wife passed away already?" This is really bugged me and my mind kept wondering to the other books in the series. I think if I had known ahead of time that this book was taking a step ba [...]

    2. Having read all the previous Body Farm books (except for #7 which I didn't finish), I was afraid this one might bore me. Indeed, after I read Chapter 11, I thought about giving up. There were two or three subsequent things that struck me as odd as well, but I will not spoil the book for anyone. However, I continued on. Eventually, the pace picked up, a personal upheaval for Dr. Brockton was sensitively dealt with, and the investigation came to a conclusion. Not an excellent book, but it was sati [...]

    3. The Breaking Point by Jefferson Bass.This did not start off as I had expected in comparison to other books I've read in the body farm series. It did not capture my attention until well past half the book. The the depth of uncovering the true identity of a body found in a plane crash and why it was being kept a mystery comes to light. Dr. Brockton is the chief investigator who finds even his body farm being brought into question. Threatening messages ensue as well as Brockton's credibility is hit [...]

    4. This is a great book if you like forensic type books. Most people reading this book do, as it's the 11th or so in the series about the "Body Farm" in Tennessee. Bad puns aside (and the first three chapters or so I thought they bordered on annoying), this book is great reading. It's dense and satisfying. Well plotted, likeable characters and lots of real information to satisfy those who love learning when they read.

    5. Jefferson Bass returns with a throwback novel that hold the thrills to which series fans are accustomed as it further educates all about the wonders of forensic anthropology. After celebrating his 30th wedding anniversary, Dr. Bill Brockton, creator of the Body Farm, is summoned by the FBI and sent to the outskirts of San Diego. After bidding goodbye to his wife, Kathleen, Brockton heads west where he's asked to identify the remains of a well-known philanthropist, whose small plane crashed on a [...]

    6. The ninth 'body farm' novel from the writing team known as Jefferson Bass, (Jon Jefferson- Dr. Bill Bass) is another gem from this series. "The Body Farm", proves to be a heart wrenching tale of greed, philanthropy and death. The nationally well respected forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Brockton is summoned once again by the FBI to help identify the remains of a millionaire who crashed his plane into the mountains near San Diego. Brockton suffers from an incurable and mostly devastating malady [...]

    7. This book is a strange set of seeming contradictions. First off, there are vast tonal discrepancies between the sections. I know "Jefferson Bass" is a writing team, but it feels as though parts 1&3 were written by one author and part 2 by another author. It's truly bizarre. Most frustratingly, part 1 -- all 175 pages of it -- is basically completely pointless. You could have completely cut part 1 from the book and not missed anything. You could have summed it up in one paragraph -- a page ma [...]

    8. This was a great story. Not only in terms of the mystery, but also in terms of the life of the main character. Expressions of love and compassion were common in his marriage. It all serves to make him more human, to my way of thinking. This enrichment is a very welcome aspect of this novel.

    9. Exhaustingly good. Poor Dr. Brockton is having a rough time of pretty much everything. His life, life's work, investigative abilities, everything he holds dear is now in turmoil. He begins questioning his place in the world and why everything is happening to him. And I think that's what I liked most about the book. The mystery was very good, but seeing the main character of a popular series be as human as Bill Brockton was during a good portion of the story, was superb. I alternated between want [...]

    10. Two-haiku review:Good guy's plane crashesDr. Bill helps ID himBut then there's questionsAbsolutely lovedSeries better and betterReally tore my heart

    11. Dr. Bill Brockton heads up the University of Tennesse's Anthropology Research Facility known by the media, press, law enforcement and others simply as the Body Farm. Taking donations of bodies that are unclaimed or donated, Dr. Brockton has been creating a way to help police define more detailed analysis of body decomposition to aid in murders through the research he conducts at the Body Farm. He even helps train law enforcement to know what to look for in determining things in advancing the fro [...]

    12. Jefferson Bass’ Body Farm Series is one of my favorite series, so I have really been looking forward to this latest release of Breaking Point. This novel is a prequel to the series and follows in the footsteps from the previously released novel, Cut to the Bone. It begins with Dr. William Brockton, founder of the Body Farm, investigating a plane crash south of San Diego involving a well-known humanitarian, Richard Janus. At first it seemed just a matter of recovering the body and determining t [...]

    13. Author Jefferson Bass takes you on a roller coaster ride of emotions and suspense in the latest installment of the Body Farm series, THE BREAKING POINT.Narrator Tom Stechschulte does a wonderful job giving voices to the numerous characters. His inflections and varied mannerisms keeps listeners on the edge of their seat with anticipation. His pace matches the story’s emotions and heightened the suspense.Dr. Bill Brockton is seemingly hit from all sides. The forensic anthropologist is called in [...]

    14. I really enjoyed this book. The science bits were well explained and well integrated within the story, and the story made sense, two seemingly mundane items for any crime novel, except that so many novels in this genre don't do so well at these tasks. I was a bit annoyed that none of the active characters in the investigation were female, except a couple secretaries, the victim's grieving widow and the hero's dying wife. Having watched far too much Bones lately for my own good, I found myself po [...]

    15. I received this book through the firstreads program. When I saw that it was related to a Body Farm, I immediately thought Patricia Cornwell. I don't think I've heard of Jefferson Bass, so I was surprised to see this is so far into a series. The story is of a plane crash involving a humanitarian. The professor from the Body Farm is called in to assist with recovering remains to identify the body. It's rather coincidental that the Professor is also a donor to the crash victim's charity. They unco [...]

    16. Closer to 4 stars but there were a few nit picky things I didn't really care for. First off, why bring Satterfield and his resultant meeting with Decker at the prison into the book? No real addition to the story. Brockton kind of strikes me as a drama queen sometimes but that's just me I'm sure (he's afraid of the FBI guy knowing he overheard a conversation but it willing to ramble around a crime-ridden area of a US/Mexican border town???). I thought the airplane crash/humanitarian pilot/drug ru [...]

    17. The book starts out with a person left just over the American Border looking forwell I will leave that up to you to find out for yourself. What I can say is the Bill Brockman (Founder of the Tennessee Body Farm) was called in to assist the FBI with the recovery of the remains of a humanitarian whose plane crashes into a mountain. The past and the current events surrounding Bill Brockman's life unfold in twisty story. After I listened to it, I discovered that this book is meant to be a prequel to [...]

    18. Fantastic. At the start I was interested, as forensics fascinate me. Knowing of Jefferson Bass and the Body Farm from Patricia Cornwell's books piqued my interest a little more. As my reading took me deeper into the characters and the story itself I was enamoured. My emotions were aroused and I really didn't want the book to end, despite craving the final outcome. The writing style was wonderful and the character development superb. This is definitely a series I will need to start from square on [...]

    19. The authors should really be called for piling on. Poor Bill Brocton in this exploration of the past and foreshadowing of the future has more problems and troubles than any other character I can think of (right this minute anyway). Always entertaining with a terrible habit of bad punning, Brocton is one of the most interesting medical professionals in literature-not every one has an office in the bowels of Neyland Stadium. If you're waiting for me to say "Go Vols!" you'll be waiting a long, long [...]

    20. Too much going on and too much detailI was not happy with all the detail. I felt the storylines were underdeveloped due to the details. Didn't his wife die in a previous book?? And in this book she dies again!! Wasn't Miranda his assistant in his other books? And during the last couple of pages we are introduced to her!!

    21. I won this book from a giveaway and was finally able to get to it. I waited way too long. This book was fantastic. It you like Patricia Cornwall, you'll like this.

    22. A forensic science novel full of suspense and science. It has danger and intrigue. A nail biter. Would recommend tom anyone who likes danger and science mixed.

    23. I'm getting this review in at the 11th hour of the last day of the year. It was a great (safe?) book to read as the finishing touch for 2017 - a year with many good reads, a few stinkers, and a few "did not finish" titles.For whatever reason, I have found myself reading these Body Farm books out of order. As I learned in the latter books, Bill Brockton's lovely wife had died of cancer at some point in his past. Well, as we learn in The Breaking Point, Kathleen meets her untimely end in this, the [...]

    24. the book starts out decently slow, leading into the eccentric life of Dr. Bill Brockton. Starting out, it is slightly confusing if you haven't read the previous 8 like I hadn't but if paying close enough attention it is fairly easy to connect the dots to figure out what goes where. One of the most beneficial parts of the book is the in-detail descriptions of the behind the scenes of the FBI and forensic encounters. Through the reading, a sense of adrenaline appears as the detail described is ube [...]

    25. I started reading this book when it first came out, having read the previous 8 books in the series. But, there was something a bit different with this one - something I couldn't (and still can't) put my finger on. I made my way through a good chunk of the beginning, then stopped. At the time, I figured, even the best authors can have a miss every once in awhile. So, recently I decided to give the story a shot again - and I am actually glad I did.Yes, the start of the book is a bit I don't know. [...]

    26. This installment is also a prequel to many of the Body Farm stories. There are 4 different threads in this one, Satterfield makes another appearance, a reporter is trying to shut down The Body Farm saying they are disrespectful of Veteran's bodies, Brockton is called to help determine who flew a private jet into a mountain, and Kathleen's illness is dealt with. Any and all of these can bring Brockton to the Breaking Point. The stories are put together rather well, but the story about the veteran [...]

    27. Mark said 'meh' on this one but I liked it. A lot of threads sort of magically appeared in the middle of the book, but I mostly liked the way they tied together in the end. Bill Brockton is tapped to help investigate a plane crash in CA, near the Mexican border and very soon the plot thickens. The pilot is experienced and runs a humanitarian aid organization with his wife. Then all of a sudden, his name is linked to an ongoing FBI investigation into drug smuggling. Lots of surprises along the wa [...]

    28. Altho I am reading some of this CSI type series out of order, they are very good mysteries that are excellent stand alone books. In this particular novel, some of the prior characters and their actions have a place, but it is included so seamlessly that there is no confusion. This novel is also delves much more into Bill Brockton's personal life and family situation. Swinging from the family situation to the crime scene is also done very smoothly, and this book is a very satisfying mystery with [...]

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