No Stone Unturned The True Story of the World's Premier Forensic Investigators review ç 3

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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 evid. I found this book fascinating I was most interested in all the various scientific specialties that were utilized and the basic research done by the groupNecrosearch was founded in 1991 as a not for profit forensic investigation team They specialize in homicide cold cases where a body cannot be producedThe team members are from a wide range of experts from chemists geophysicists behaviorists medical examiners forensic anthropologist photography retired police officers to cadaver dogs Jackson reveals in the book the burden of scientific proof with exciting stories of forensic field work and basic police workSteve Jackson is a crime journalist based in Colorado He is now a member of the team His first book was a true crime story called “Monster” written in 1998 He also writes fiction along with New York ADA Robert K Tanenbaum for a series called Butch Karp The first part of the book provides the history of forensics I was surprised to learn that the French police were the first to us forensics and teach it in police trainingThe middle part of the book is about the original members of Necrosearch telling about the expertise and how it was first used by the group The group’s research teams used pigs buried in different ways and depths to learn about the changes in graves over time so that they have provable information to look for such as changes in the soil plants insects animals and in the electrical flow and chemical gases of graves I found this absolutely fascinating The last half of the book is about some of the field projects they under took such as the discovering the body of Michael Wallace who disappeared near Gunnison Colorado The author covered this in depth from her disappearance search and police work at the time to the Det Young working it as a cold case twenty years later Jackson covers the step by step work Young did to narrow the search area so Necrosearch had a reasonable search area The author then covered the step by step procedures of the search and then the detailed work after the found parts of the body to local the entire body Jackson then covered in depth the trial of the murderer and the role the team played in helping toward the conviction Jackson covered a number of other cases in almost as much detail as the Wallace caseThe book is well written and moves at a fast pace I understand another book about the team is on the way I read this as an audiobook downloaded from Audible Kevin Pierce narrated the book

review No Stone Unturned The True Story of the World's Premier Forensic Investigators

No Stone Unturned The True Story of the World's Premier Forensic InvestigatorsEnce pursuing a conviction is nearly impossible That's when they call NecroSearch International Necrosearch boasts a brain trust of the nation's top scientists specialists and behaviourists who use the latest technology and techniues to help solve unsolvable crimes no matter how decayed the corpse no matter how cleverly the killer has hidden the victim's body. Some of the best parts were involving the description of the science involved I enjoyed listening to them work through the entire scientific process to figure out different problems posed There were many scientific first in this book and I absolutely love hearing about the first time a scientist finds a uestions and then goes about discerning the truth in the best way they canI think this narration by Pierce was right on point He has the right kind of cadence and inflection for a book focusing on science case studies but also the stories about the people behind the science It was articulate throughout and I never once had a problem understanding everything he saidI found the entire book packed with interesting science and stories The backstories about the people involved were just as interesting as the science itself The only part that kind of slowed me down and I didn't enjoy as much was the second to last story about the meth dealers The author spent WAY too much time setting up the entire scene and by the time the actual forensic got involved it was over in a couple minutes I would have cut this story and included one that was science focusedI received the audible version of this book for free in exchange for an honest review

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No Stone Unturned The True Story of the World's Premier Forensic Investigators review ç 3 ☆ 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 wifNow for the first time ever readers are taken on a fascinating often shocking journey into a realm of crime investigation of which few people are aware Necrosearch's most challenging cases are described step by step as these modern day Sherlock Holmes's detect bodies and evidence thought irretrievable and testify in court to bring cold blooded killers to justi. We've been brainwashed into thinking that murder investigation always start with a body found Not so How then do we go about finding the body Ghostbusters won't answer the call but nowadays NecroSearch is the organization to call A fine group of science nerds and cadaver dogs have adapted and utilized technology usually known to us only through archaeology In this edition the early cases which prodded the ideas resulting in a mobile team to provide what most departments cannot afford to keep on retainer are expanded upon and epilogues provided Like the medical examiners this organization aids law enforcement to speak for the dead assists in providing justice for them and bring closure to the grievingKP takes audio performance tips from Joe Friday Excellent delivery which makes it uite clear that this is reality not fictionThank you so much AudioBook Blast for giving me the opportunity to learn