• by Vincent Di Maio, Ron Franscell
  • Narrated by Tony Ward
  • 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Forensic science is booming. TV dramas, books, and movies have made morgues cool. Complex technology and intricate research can take curdled blood, bone shards, and flakes of skin and turn them into justice. And Vincent Di Maio, MD, son of a famous New York City medical examiner, is one of the lions of forensic science in his own right. In this clear, gritty, and enthralling narrative, Di Maio himself guides us into the inner sanctum, through the cases that have made him famous, from the exhumation of assassin Lee Harvey Oswald and the racially charged shooting of Florida teen Trayvon Martin to the unmasking of a serial baby killer and the mysterious death of troubled genius Vincent van Gogh. Along the way, one of the country's most methodical and intuitive criminal pathologists will dissect himself, maintaining a nearly continuous flow of suspenseful stories, revealing anecdotes, and enough macabre insider details to rivet the most fervent crime fans.


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Biased book with little actual forensics.

The first hour deals with the murder of Trayvon Martin. There is barely any actual forensic information, instead we get a rundown off the night it happened and an obviously biased rant about the media. The author blatantly doesn't like BLM movement and often refers to them as "blacks" and "race baiters". And insinuates that Trayvon was a thug.

I thought I was getting a book about science, not a book about opinions. I won't be finishing the rest of the book as this is not what I signed up for.
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- S. Winchester "Wife, Mother, Photographer. Obsessed with Great White Sharks, urban legends, Sweet Valley High and horror movies."


I would have listened to this for the Memphis 3 chapter alone. I'm glad the 'teenagers' have been released but saddened that the killer of the three boys hasn't been found.
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- RNEUSTEL "Speedy Reader"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-17-2016
  • Publisher: Recorded Books