"Dog days and the fresh bodies are arriving once again." So begins the fall term at South Carolina Medical College, where Dr. Jacob Thacker is on probation for Xanax abuse. His interim career--working public relations for the dean--takes an unnerving detour into the past when the bones of African American slaves, over a century old, are unearthed on campus. Out of the colleges dark past, these bones threaten to rise and condemn the present.
Caleb Carr is just magnificent. This book is set in the late 1800's of New York City. Because the mentally ill were deemed aliens of society, those who worked with them were not called psychologists but rather, alienists. Amazing page turner if you're into psychological thrillers! Loved this book!