‘If you like Kathy Reichs, you’ll like Jefferson Bass’ The Times.
Dr Bill Brockton is leaving the Body Farm and heading to Europe for the most fascinating case of his career, The Bones of Avignon. But first, in this exclusive short story prequel, trouble awaits. Inspector René Descartes of the French National Police is awoken in the middle of the night to investigate a break-in at the Petit Palais in Avignon – the medieval town’s museum. What Descartes discovers plunges him into a labyrinth of art-lined walls, leading to a master forger’s lair. And inside, a charred corpse.
And as he closes this case, he will be called to an altogether more intriguing death scene – and one of the greatest mysteries of human history.