A blessed event becomes a nightmare for pregnant homicide detective Jane Rizzoli when she finds herself on the wrong side of a hostage crisis in this timely and relentless new thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of Body Double.A nameless, beautiful woman appears to be just another... show more
A blessed event becomes a nightmare for pregnant homicide detective Jane Rizzoli when she finds herself on the wrong side of a hostage crisis in this timely and relentless new thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of Body Double.A nameless, beautiful woman appears to be just another corpse in the morgue. An apparent suicide, she lies on a gurney, awaiting the dissecting scalpel of medical examiner Maura Isles. But when Maura unzips the body bag and looks down at the body, she gets the fright of her life. The corpse opens its eyes. Very much alive, the woman is rushed to the hospital, where with shockingly cool precision, she murders a security guard and seizes hostages . . . one of them a pregnant patient, Jane Rizzoli. Who is this violent, desperate soul, and what does she want? As the tense hours tick by, Maura joins forces with Jane’s husband, FBI agent Gabriel Dean, to track down the mysterious killer’s identity. When federal agents suddenly appear on the scene, Maura and Gabriel realize that they are dealing with a case that goes far deeper than just an ordinary hostage crisis. Only Jane, trapped with the armed madwoman, holds the key to the mystery. And only she can solve it–if she survives the night.From the Hardcover edition.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: August 29th 2006
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 401
Edition language: English
After years and years of reading mysteries, I'm quite used to reading about horrible things, but human trafficking always makes my blood turn cold. Tess Gerritsen does a very good job in describing the setting without being too crude, but making it clear this is something horrible that is happening ...
My favorite character in this series is Gabriel Dean. I do find him attractive. I feel I must say he is much cuter in my head than he is in the TV show. His feelings and thoughts toward Jane is one of the things about him I like the most.The switch between listening to what happened to Mila and what...
This is my favorite Rizzoli & Isles book so far. Some of the subject matter in this book is truly disturbing(those who find plots involving sexual assault triggering may want to avoid this one), but I thought the author did a good job not only of telling a story but also of delving deep into a probl...
Opening Line: "My name is Mila, and this is my journey."VANISH is part 5 in the Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles series. I read it as a stand alone though and did just fine, so I can recommend it that way too. I’d also never heard of author Tess Gerritsen before this but will definitely be searching out...
Ich hab mich mit dem Buch schwergetan muß ich zugeben. Ich kam nicht in die Geschichte rein und hab 3 Anläufe gebraucht um mich durch das Buch zu 'schlagen'.Ich fand es durch einander, zu viele Personen wo man irgendwann nicht mehr wusste wer nun wer war und was er gemacht hat.Die Rückblicke zu Mila...