4/27 Discussion with Bone Detective Author Jon Jefferson

As a veteran journalist and documentary filmmaker, Jon Jefferson has written seven novels in the Body Farm series in consultation with renowned forensic anthropologist and founder of the University of Tennessee’s “Body Farm”, Dr. Bill Bass. Jefferson Bass is the pen name of Jon Jefferson and Bill Bass. Jon Jefferson’s two National Geographic documentaries on the Body Farm were seen around the world.

  • Meet Jon Jefferson! (2:00)
  • Mr. Jefferson describes the beginning of his schooling and shares his experience in television documentaries, including the last ten years as a writer. (3:35)
  • Mr. Jefferson shares his insight on Jefferson Bass and working with Dr. Bill Bass. (6:00)
  • Jon Jefferson explains the meaning behind Jefferson Bass. (11:00)
  • A story about survival is discussed. (12:30)
  • Mr. Jefferson discusses the new international setting in his newest book, “The Inquisitor’s Key”, which takes place in Avignon, France. (21:00)
  • Mr. Jefferson illustrates a detailed and fascinating picture while describing his experience in Avignon. (23:00)
  • Jefferson lists the main topic for each of the novels in the Jefferson Bass series. (25:00)
  • The provocative trailer for “The Inquisitor’s Key” is discussed, and can be found on youtube.com (30:05)
  • Good and evil is debated; “Who would kill to possess them and who would die to protect
  • them?”, in reference to the newest novel. (32:00)
  • Mr. Jefferson shares his empirical definition of extremism. (37:23)
  • Mr. Jefferson shares a story with us and discusses his upcoming book. (46:00)
  • Possible talk about a television series in the future based on the body farm novels. (57:40)
  • Mr. Jefferson discusses his e-book, “Madonna And Corpse”, which is a short prequel to “The Inquisitor’s Key”, which comes out on May 8th, 2012. Find us on Facebook and look for an announcement from Arie K. to find out how you can WIN a copy! (59:50)
  • Next weeks guest and giveaways are announced! (62:24)
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About behindtheyellowtape

Joey Ortega started his investigative career early at the age of 18 working as an apprentice investigator for local detectives. He started out doing insurance fraud investigations and background investigations. Proving adept in the areas surveillance and information gathering, Joey continued to seek further investigative challenges. From there he went on to do internal investigations for a number of companies that include; Sears, Roebuck Co., Saks Fifth Avenue, and K-mart. He was largely responsible for investigating issues of internal theft, embezzlement, workers comp fraud, and crime ring investigations. His success eventually earned him a position as a national investigator for a cellular chain, investigating crime rings on a national level. Trained in the Reid technique (interviewing/interrogation), Joey was able to gain confessions consistently without a single prosecution ever being challenged in court. Throughout his career as an internal investigator Joey continued to work for various private investigative agencies. Moving away from insurance fraud, Joey began developing his skills in the areas of criminal defense investigation, fidelity investigation, missing person’s investigations, and stalker investigations. It was the area of stalker investigations that Joey began to discover his passion for computer crime investigations. Having to learn quickly how to trace harassing and threatening emails, Joey began see that this is where the future of crime and justice was heading and decided to throw himself deeply into the subject. As a result, Joey’s clientele began to include those who were victims of internet fraud and cyber attacks. Joey is also the co-founder of The Ullemeyer Group, Inc. an investigative and training firm based in Santa Barbara, California that specializes in forensic training and consulting.
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