The Inquisitor's Key - Body Farm, Bk 7 Author:Jefferson Bass While helping to excavate a newly unearthed chamber beneath the spectacular Palace of the Popes in Avignon, France, Miranda Lovelady -- protegee of Dr. Bill Brockton -- makes a startling discovery: a stone chest bearing an inscription declaring it holds the bones of Jesus of Nazareth. The find could rock the Church to its very foundations, and i... more »t draws Brockton from the Body Farm to determine the truth, using modern forensic science.
But when Brockton and Miranda link the bones to the haunting image on the famous Shroud of Turin, their investigation sparks a deadly tug of war between scientists, the Vatican, and Apocalypse-obsessed fanatics -- and a newly slain corpse soon appears on hallowed ground. Suddenly the search for answers to a mystery born in an ancient era has taken on a frightening urgency ... as a crazed zealot waits in the shadows, determined to trigger the end of time.« less
A bit of time travel, as we switch between the 1300s and today in Avignon France, the city of the other pope, and of inquisitors and fanatics then and now. Lovelady is there excavating and researching old bones showing marks of crucifiction. Are they 2000 years old or merely 700 years old? Brockton flies to assist and together they are one step ahead of the manipulators and scoundrels. A whodunnit 700 years old, with modern forensics technique as a very important "character" in pursuit of the truth found in the bones. A thoroughly enjoyable and engrossing and somewhat scientific read!