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Vanish by Tess Gerritsen
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Vanish (2005)

by Tess Gerritsen

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Series: Jane Rizzoli/Maura Isles (5), Rizzoli & Isles (5)

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This is part 5 of the Rizzoli & Isles series but less of a whodunit and more of a story about a social problem of our society: modern slaves in the sex industry. This is Mila´s story who comes from Eastern Europe to the US, hoping for a better life but she ends up in a brothel where she is victim of abuse, murder and death. Far away from that place Jane Rizzoli ends up in a kidnapping situation in the very same hospital where she is about to have her first baby. She is hold prisoner by a woman who was already proclaimed death but dr. Isles discovered that the corpse in the body bad wasn´t a corpse at all.... Are you with me still? This really sounds like a twisted story but in the end Gerritsen gets all the parts of her story back together and there even is a slight sparkle of hope, but getting there is a really tour-de-force. But knowing, liking and loving the two heroines of these detectives stories makes the fifth installment another entertaining read. Let´s go on to number 6! ( )
  Kaysbooks | Oct 16, 2013 |
Ah, the pregnancy rears its ugly head again (though, I assume there's a cute head waiting at the end of the pregnancy tunnel). Of course, there are still years (and so many many books) of the whole 'being a mom' vs. 'being a cop' drama to come as well.

What I find really interesting about Gerritsen's books in this series is that the characters do change and they're not at all one dimensional, but it always seems like they can't change towards good for very long. I get that fiction needs drama and a good way to get drama is through personal troubles, anger, sadness. But sometimes it just seems like everyone is always angry and they don't ever seem to let up with it in these books.

Of course, I was also a bit confused when the radio station KBUR was introduced into the story since the novel takes place in and around Boston and while there are a couple of radio call signs with Ks (in NY) on the Boston side of the Mississippi River, for the most part it's Ws. And, while, yes, the call sign isn't essential to the novel, it still irked me. ( )
  DanieXJ | Aug 18, 2013 |
Another good entry in the Rizzoli & Isles series by Tess Gerritsen. What I most enjoy is that both the plotting and approach to the stories is fresh, different from so many genre mysteries. ( )
  CandaceVan | Apr 16, 2013 |
wow!!!!!!!!!!!! ( )
  helenamelona | Apr 3, 2013 |
Audiobook. I really enjoyed this one. It's my favorite so far. I can't wait until I can get the next one in the series. ( )
  Barb_H | Apr 1, 2013 |
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Ze krijgt de schrik van haar leven...
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Once again, to Jacob.
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My name is Mila, and this is my journey.
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When Dr. Maura Isles discovers one of the corpses in the morgue is alive the woman is rushed to the hospital, where doctors are able to save her life. The woman wakes only to shoot a man dressed as a security guard, taking Maura hostage. Maura escapes but the revived woman, with the help of a mystery man is able to take six others hostage, one of the hostages being FBI agent Gabriel Dean’s pregnant wife Detective Jane Rizzoli. The woman from the morgue has a secret, a secret she wants heard, but someone wants her silenced and they will do whatever it takes to keep her secret hidden.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0345476980, Mass Market Paperback)

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.


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FBI agent Gabriel Dean rushes into action to protect his pregnant wife, homicide detective Jane Rizzoli, when she is taken hostage along with others at the hospital by Nicholas Tennant, a black-ops agent in possession of high-level government secrets.… (more)

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