The Budapest Connection.
Article Type: Book review
Subject: Books (Book reviews)
Pub Date: 09/22/2008
Publication: Name: The Forensic Examiner Publisher: American College of Forensic Examiners Audience: Professional Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health; Law; Science and technology Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2008 American College of Forensic Examiners ISSN: 1084-5569
Issue: Date: Fall, 2008 Source Volume: 17 Source Issue: 3
Topic: NamedWork: The Budapest Connection (Book)
Persons: Reviewee: Lee, Henry C.; Labriola, Jerry
Accession Number: 183981024
Full Text: The Budapest Connection

By Dr. Henry C. Lee & Jerry Labriola

The Budapest Connection opens with three young women, each with gunshot wounds to the head, their corpses left in a bizarre condition. Murder, mystery, and suspense: Drs. Henry C. Lee and Jerry Labriola have succeeded in bringing together the crucial elements of a page-turning detective novel.

The heroes of the novel include a high-profile cast of forensic experts. Lee's own extensive experience in the field of forensic science contributed to the unique concept of a team of specialists referred to as the GIFT--the Global Interactive Forensics Team. The team includes two forensic pathologists and members from the U.K.'s Scotland Yard and Canada's Royal Mounted Police Force. These are led by Dr. Henry Liu--a forensic scientist and noted university professor--as they travel the world in their private jet, pooling their varied expertise to work the most challenging crime scenes.

The novel begins with a triple-homicide, but the suspense doesn't stop before the crime leads to a more sinister, international plot. The GIFT must prevail through death threats and deception in order to uncover the truth. Lee and Labriola's work is fast paced and complex--a story that is sure to please forensic professionals and CSI fans alike.

Dr. Henry C. Lee is a professor of forensic science at the University of New Haven and a Life Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute, of which he has been a member since 2002. He is the author of Dr. Henry Lee's Forensic Files (with Jerry Labriola) and Cracking Cases and Cracking More Cases (with Thomas W. O'Neil), among other works.

Jerry Labriola, MD, has coauthored with Dr. Lee on Dr. Henry Lee's Forensic Files and Famous Crimes Revisited. He is the author of five mystery novels, including the recently released The Maltese Murders and the critically acclaimed Murders at Hollings General

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