Synopses & Reviews
In his forty-year career, Michael Baden has conducted more than 20,000 autopsies. Considered one of the world's leading pathologists, he was New York City medical examiner from 1960 to 1985 and is now co-director of the New York State Police Medicolegal Investigation Unit. The host of the popular program Autopsy on HBO, Dr. Baden brings riveting stories and expert analysis to Dead Reckoning.
Along with award-winning writer Marion Roach, Dr. Baden, takes readers on a you-are-there tour of the morgue to demonstrate how the advances in forensic science are helping to solve crimes as never before. They visit cases, both famous and ordinary, to explain why the first hour at a crime scene is crucial. Readers are also invited to be present at the analysis of soil samples, plant matter, insects, blood spatters, bone, teeth, hair, weather, and other crime scene evidence to witness how they can improve the chances of a just verdict.
What Sherwin Nuland did for the science of death, Dr. Baden and Dead Reckoning does for the science of forensic pathology, offering what Tracy Kidder calls a "fascinating window into the world of the medical detective."
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About the Author
Cynthia Heimel is the author of seven books and numerous columns and articles. She lives in Oakland, California, with her boyfriend, his son and too many dogs.