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June 8, 2015

NO STONE UNTURNED by Steve Jackson

WildBlue Press

"I shall be as secret as the grave"
(from book) (Miguel de Cerv Quixote)

The True Story of The World's Premier
Forensic Investigators
Steve Jackson
(Wild Blue Press)

A body stuffed in a car trunk swallowed by the swirling, muddy waters of the Missouri River. A hiker brutally murdered, then thrown off a cliff in a remote mountain range.  A devious killer, who hid his wife's body under  a thick cement patio.
For investigators, the story is often the same: they know a murder took place, they may even know who did it.  But without key evidence, pursuing a conviction is nearly impossible.  That''s when they call NecroSearch International.  Necrosearch boasts a brain trust of the nation's top scientists special behaviourists who use the latest technology and techniques to help 'unsolvable' crimes, no matter how decayed the corpse, no matter the killer has  hidden the victim's body.

From Library Journal

True-crime author Jackson (Monster) has created a fascinating account of a group of extraordinary people who volunteer their time and expertise to locate hidden murder victims for the police and prosecutors. Before the advent of NecroSearch International, police had few choices in searching for buried evidence. Using a backhoe for clues buried in the ground often destroyed the data, while searching in water was difficult and risky. Often, police would be within a few inches of evidence and not realize it. G. Clark Davenport, a geophysicist who had expertise in using equipment the police were not familiar with, knew there had to be a better way. At the same time, two law enforcement officials were coming to the conclusion that experts in different fields could help the police solve crimes. Davenport and the two officials met, and "the evolutionary tree of forensic science grew a new branch." From this meeting, NecroSearch International was eventually born. Recommended for public and academic libraries. Karen Evans, Indiana State Univ., Terre Haute
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

New York Times bestselling author, Steve Jackson takes his readers on a interesting, sometimes scary journey of investigation of crime.  Few people are even aware of the crimes. Necrosearch   cases are described, bit by bit as Holmes find bodies and evidence that everyone though couldn't be found,, and tried to bring justice to cold blooded killers.  The author, Steve Jackson wrote a fascinating journey into the deep dark and evil shadows of crime.  The author seems to miss nothing.  In true crime he has taken much pain and research to bring about the true crime feeling.  This is a must for true crime readers.  The author wrote a wonderful true crime mystery with so much involved.  Bodies, evidence, crimes, fear, dark and evil and much more.  What else would a true crime fan want?   Take a journey as Steve Jackson takes you into the dark and evil shadows of crime and its investigation.

I was given a complimentary copy of NO STONE UNTURNED from the author Steve Jackson and Wild Blue Press for my view of the book.

I would give this book 5 STARS.


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