“[S]uspense genre fans will find plenty to enjoy in this first and hopefully not the last piece of fiction from forensic expert Lee.”
Monsters and Critics.com
“Sex, murder and mystery - a winning combination for the new forensic thriller from the master of crime scene detectives."
Dr. Michael M. Baden and Linda Kenney Baden
Authors of Remains Silent
“The world-famous doctor of fact has shown that he can also write fiction. Henry Lee has collaborated with Jerry Labriola to write a novel about an international crime that could come from tomorrow’s headlines. If you like forensic crime detection this true-to-life roman-à-clef is a book for you.”
Prof. Alan Dershowitz, Harvard Law School
Author of Preemption: A Knife That Cuts Both Ways
"[Dr. Lee is the] best expert criminologist and witness I have ever encountered, a witty and engaging speaker, and a master storyteller. Beware! Don't start reading The Budapest Connection after dinner; if you do, take the following day off. There is no good place to stop."
F. Lee Bailey
On a dank fall night at the Brooklyn Marine Terminal in New York City, police uncover a grisly scene: the naked corpses of three murdered young women lying on the pier. Weirdly, their bodies are neatly arranged to form a perfect triangle, each face up with one eye glued open and the other shut. A gunshot wound to the side of each woman’s head confirms the initial impression that this was an execution-style killing.
Dr. Henry Liu — a brilliant forensic scientist — calls together the Global Interactive Forensics Team (GIFT) to investigate these brutal murders. Composed of the very best in the profession, this eclectic group of four men and one woman works together as a forensics SWAT team to solve bizarre and insidious crimes around the globe.
So begins the intricate, suspense-filled plot of this exciting murder mystery, written by world-renowned forensic scientist Dr. Henry Lee and critically acclaimed mystery writer Jerry Labriola, M.D.
Dr. Liu and his group boldly pursue leads that are fraught with danger and bloodshed. They encounter an assortment of strange and suspicious characters — including a descendent of the real life Dracula (who proudly displays his chain collection). Despite receiving a barrage of threats — as well as overtures from the frankly seductive Dr. Gail Merriday, a detective in his own group — Dr. Liu remains focused on the aim of his quest: to discover the identity of Mr. or Ms. Big — a top international criminal.
Fans of mystery novels, true crime, and forensic dramas like CSI, will not be able to put down this entertaining and suspenseful page-turner.
Book Binding: Hardcover
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Dr. Henry C. Lee (Branford, CT), professor of forensic science at the University of New Haven and chief emeritus in the Department of Public Safety in Meriden, CT, is a distinguished fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. He is the author (with Jerry Labriola, M.D.) of The Budapest Connection and (with Thomas W. O’Neil) Cracking Cases and Cracking More Cases, among other works. Dr. Lee was formerly on Court TV’s Trace Evidence (now TruTV). He has also been a special news analyst on TruTV and a frequent guest on Larry King Live, Fox TV shows, and numerous other national television programs.
Jerry Labriola, M.D. (Naugatuck, CT), is the coauthor with Dr. Lee of Famous Crimes Revisited and is the author of five mystery novels, including the recently released The Maltese Murders and the critically acclaimed Murders at Hollings General. A pediatrician for over thirty years and also a Connecticut state senator, he now lectures extensively on true crime and forensic science issues, while writing both fiction and nonfiction.