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Surgeon

Author: Tess Gerritsen

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780613626538

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 8040

Two years ago, Dr. Catherine Cordell fought back and killed her attacker before he could complete his assault. Now, a new killer is recreating the details of Cordell's own ordeal.
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The Sinner

Author: Tess Gerritsen

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 1101887397

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 3865

Includes an excerpt from Rizzoli & Isles: Die again.
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Vanish

A Rizzoli & Isles Novel

Author: Tess Gerritsen

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345484758

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4930

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Tess Gerritsen's The Silent Girl. 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 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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The Surgeon

(Rizzoli & Isles series 1)

Author: Tess Gerritsen

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409095045

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 4402

HE KNOWS EXACTLY WHERE IT HURTS... ‘This is crime-writing at its nerve-tingling best’ Harlan Coben A killer is targeting lone women, torturing and murdering them. The precision of his methods leads Detective Jane Rizzoli to suspect he is medically trained. Then Jane makes a terrifying discovery. Years ago a young woman was assaulted in a similar way. She escaped by shooting her attacker dead. So why does it feel like he’s stalking her again? IT'S GORY, IT'S GRIPPING, IT'S GERRITSEN
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Playing with Fire

A Novel

Author: Tess Gerritsen

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 1101884363

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3502

"In a shadowy antiques shop in Rome, violinist Julia Ansdell happens upon a curious piece of music-- the Incendio waltz-- and is immediately entranced by its unusual composition. Full of passion, torment, and chilling beauty, and seemingly unknown to the world, the waltz, its mournful minor key, its feverish arpeggios, appear to dance with a strange life of their own. Julia is determined to master the complex work and make its melody heard. Back home in Boston, from the moment Julia's bow moves across the strings, drawing the waltz's fiery notes into the air, something strange is stirred-- and Julia's world comes under threat. The music has a terrifying and inexplicable effect on her young daughter, who seems violently transformed. Convinced that the hypnotic strains of Incendio are weaving a malevolent spell, Julia sets out to discover the man and the meaning behind the score. Her quest beckons Julia to the ancient city of Venice, where she uncovers a dark, decades-old secret involving a dangerously powerful family that will stop at nothing to keep Julia from bringing the truth to light"--Amazon.com.
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The Apprentice

Author: Tess Gerritsen

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 1101887400

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 8554

"It is a boiling hot Boston summer. Adding to the city's woes is a series of shocking crimes, in which wealthy men are made to watch while their wives are brutalized. A sadistic demand that ends in abduction and death. The pattern suggests one man: serial killer Warren Hoyt, recently removed from the city's streets. Police can only assume an acolyte is at large, a maniac basing his attacks on the twisted medical techniques of the madman he so admires. At least that's what Detective Jane Rizzoli thinks. Forced again to confront the killer who scarred her--literally and figuratively--she is determined to finally end Hoyt's awful influence"--Page 4 of cover.
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Life Support

Author: Tess Gerritsen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439140734

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8015

New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen weaves authenticity into another novel of searing medical suspense, as a dedicated woman doctor probes into the cause of a mystifying and lethal outbreak. The quiet overnight shift at Springer Hospital ER suits Dr. Toby Harper just fine -- until she admits a man in critical condition from a possible viral infection of the brain. The delirious man barely responds to treatment -- and then disappears without a trace. Before Toby can find him, a second case occurs, revealing a terrifying fact: the virus can only be spread through direct tissue exchange. Following a trail of death that winds from a pregnant sixteen-year-old prostitute to her own home, Toby discovers the unthinkable: the epidemic didn't just happen -- someone let it loose....
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Bloodstream

Author: Tess Gerritsen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439140789

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 4216

With her acclaimed novels Harvest and Life Support, Tess Gerritsen has injected a powerful dose of adrenaline into the medical thriller. Now, in a new blockbuster, Gerritsen melds page-turning suspense with chilling realism as a small-town doctor races to unravel the roots of a violent outbreak -- before it destroys everything she loves. Lapped by he gentle waters of Locust Lake, the small resort town of Tranquility, Maine, seems like the perfect spot for Dr. Claire Elliot to shelter her adolescent son, Noah, from the distractions of the big city and the lingering memory of his father's death. But with the first snap of winter comes shocking news that puts her practise on the line: a teenage boy under her care has committed an appalling act of violence. And as Claire and all of Tranquility soon discover, it is just the start of a chain of lethal outbursts among the town's teenagers. As the rash of disturbing behavior grows, Claire uncovers a horrifying secret: this is not the first time it has happened. Twice a century,the children of Tranquility lash out with deadly violence. Claire suspects that there is a biological cause for the epidemic, and she fears that the placid Locust Lake may conceal an insidious danger. As she races to save Tranquility -- and her son -- from harm, Claire discovers an even greater threat: a shocking conspiracy to manipulate nature, and turn innocents to slaughter.
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Body Double

Author: Tess Gerritsen

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345547713

Category: Fiction

Page: 498

View: 4383

Returning from Paris to discover a murder victim in her driveway, Boston medical examiner Maura Isles is shocked to discover that the victim looks exactly like her and is a twin sister she never knew.
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The Surgeon: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel

Author: Tess Gerritsen

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345449436

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 9942

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A briskly paced, terrifically suspenseful work that steadily builds toward a tense and terrifying climax.”—People (Page-turner of the week) He slips into homes at night and walks silently into bedrooms where women lie sleeping, about to awaken to a living nightmare. The precision of his methods suggests that he is a deranged man of medicine, prompting the Boston newspapers to dub him “The Surgeon.” Led by Detectives Thomas Moore and Jane Rizzoli, the cops must consult the victim of a nearly identical crime: Two years ago, Dr. Catherine Cordell fought back and filled an attacker before he could complete his assault. Now this new killer is re-creating, with chilling accuracy, the details of Cordell’s ordeal. With every new murder he seems to be taunting her, cutting ever closer, from her hospital to her home. And neither Moore nor Rizzoli can protect Cordell from a ruthless hunter who somehow understands—and savors—the secret fears of every woman he kills. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Tess Gerritsen's Die Again. “[A] top-grade thriller . . . Sharp characters stitch your eye to the page. An all-nighter.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Creepy . . . will exert a powerful grip on readers.”—Chicago Tribune
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I Know a Secret

A Rizzoli & Isles Novel

Author: Tess Gerritsen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0345543882

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

View: 7098

Rizzoli and Isles invesigate the murder of a horror film producer.
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The Rizzoli & Isles 8-Book Bundle

The Surgeon, The Apprentice, The Sinner, Body Double, Vanish, The Mephisto Club, The Keepsake, Ice Cold

Author: Tess Gerritsen

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345530047

Category: Fiction

Page: 3360

View: 337

New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen has thrilled countless readers with her acclaimed novels of suspense featuring Boston detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles—and TNT struck ratings gold with the Rizzoli & Isles series based on Gerritsen’s novels. Now here’s a convenient e-book bundle of the first eight installments of this compelling series: The Surgeon, The Apprentice, The Sinner, Body Double, Vanish, The Mephisto Club, The Keepsake, and Ice Cold.
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Die Again

Author: Tess Gerritsen

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345543874

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 7638

When Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles are summoned to a crime scene, they find a killing worthy of the most ferocious beast--right down to the claw marks on the corpse. But only the most sinister human hands could have left renowned big-game hunter and taxidermist Leon Gott gruesomely displayed like the once-proud animals whose heads adorn his walls. Did Gott unwittingly awaken a predator more dangerous than any he's ever hunted?
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Girl Missing

Author: Tess Gerritsen

Publisher: Center Point Pub

ISBN: 9781628991222

Category: Fiction

Page: 295

View: 904

"Medical examiner Kat Novak fears that a serial killer is stalking the streets, using a deadly drug to do his dirty work. The police are skeptical. The mayor won't listen. Kat's chief suspect is a prominent citizen. As the death toll rises, Kat races to expose a deadly predator who is close enough to touch her"--
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The Silent Girl

A Novel

Author: Tess Gerritsen

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 034551551X

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 5824

Discovering primate hair at the scene of a grisly murder in Chinatown, Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles discover clues linked to the fable of the Monkey King. By the best-selling author of Ice Cold. Reprint. 475,000 first printing.
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The Rizzoli & Isles Series 9-Book Bundle

The Surgeon, The Apprentice, The Sinner, Body Double, Vanish, The Mephisto Club, The Keepsake, Ice Cold, The Silent Girl

Author: Tess Gerritsen

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345541170

Category: Fiction

Page: 3840

View: 9286

Tess Gerritsen has thrilled countless readers with her acclaimed novels of suspense featuring Boston detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles. TNT struck ratings gold with Rizzoli & Isles, a series based on Gerritsen’s New York Times bestsellers. And now the first nine Rizzoli & Isles novels are together in one convenient eBook bundle. “Suspense doesn’t get smarter than this. Not just recommended but mandatory.”—Lee Child, on The Silent Girl This bundle includes the following titles: THE SURGEON THE APPRENTICE THE SINNER BODY DOUBLE VANISH THE MEPHISTO CLUB THE KEEPSAKE ICE COLD THE SILENT GIRL And don’t miss the thrilling excerpt of Tess Gerritsen’s new Rizzoli & Isles novel, Last to Die. “[Gerritsen] has an imagination that allows her to conjure up depths of human behavior so dark and frightening that she makes Edgar Allan Poe and H. P. Lovecraft seem like goody-two-shoes.”—Chicago Tribune
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Ice Cold

A Rizzoli & Isles Novel

Author: Tess Gerritsen

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345522753

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 601

This eBook includes the full text of the novel plus the following additional content: • Rizzoli & Isles, In Their Own Words: learn more about the lead characters in these special essays written by the author • A special preview of Tess Gerritsen’s I Know a Secret. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A spur-of-the-moment ski trip becomes a bone-chilling nightmare when a wrong turn leaves Boston medical examiner Maura Isles marooned—far from home and help—in the snowbound Wyoming mountains. Seeking shelter from the cold, she and her traveling companions stumble upon Kingdom Come—a remote village of identical houses that seems to have become a ghost town overnight. But the abandoned hamlet has dark secrets to tell, and Maura’s party may not be as alone as they think. Days later, word reaches homicide cop Jane Rizzoli that Maura’s charred remains have been found at the scene of a car crash. But the shocking news leaves Jane with too many questions, and only one way to get answers. Determined to dig up the truth, she heads for the frozen desolation of Kingdom Come, where gruesome discoveries lie buried, and a ruthless enemy watches and waits. Praise for Ice Cold “The kind of book you’d read in one sitting.”—Chicago Sun-Times “Amazing . . . another winner.”—The Plain Dealer “Gerritsen paces Ice Cold with surgical precision.”—Salon
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The Apprentice

A Rizzoli & Isles Novel

Author: Tess Gerritsen

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345509437

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1475

The bestselling author of The Surgeon returns—and so does that chilling novel’s diabolical villain. Though held behind bars, Warren Hoyt still haunts a helpless city, seeming to bequeath his evil legacy to a student all-too-diligent . . . and all-too-deadly. This ebook edition contains a special preview of Tess Gerritsen’s I Know a Secret. It is a boiling hot Boston summer. Adding to the city’s woes is a series of shocking crimes, in which wealthy men are made to watch while their wives are brutalized. A sadistic demand that ends in abduction and death. The pattern suggests one man: serial killer Warren Hoyt, recently removed from the city’s streets. Police can only assume an acolyte is at large, a maniac basing his attacks on the twisted medical techniques of the madman he so admires. At least that’s what Detective Jane Rizzoli thinks. Forced again to confront the killer who scarred her—literally and figuratively—she is determined to finally end Hoyt’s awful influence . . . even if it means receiving more resistance from her all-male homicide squad. But Rizzoli isn’t counting on the U.S. government’s sudden interest. Or on meeting Special Agent Gabriel Dean, who knows more than he will tell. Most of all, she isn’t counting on becoming a target herself, once Hoyt is suddenly free, joining his mysterious blood brother in a vicious vendetta. . . . Filled with superbly created characters—and the medical and police procedural details that are her trademark—The Apprentice is Tess Gerritsen at her brilliant best. Set in a stunning world where evil is easy to learn and hard to end, this is a thriller by a master who could teach other authors a thing or two.
Forensic pathologists

Keeping the Dead

Author: Tess Gerritsen

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0553818384

Category: Forensic pathologists

Page: 446

View: 5313

HE HIDES, HE KILLS, HE KEEPS . . . Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles is asked to attend an intriguing examination. An ancient mummy has been found in a museum basement, prompting great media excitement. But with horror she realises that itâe(tm)s not as ancient as they thought...A very modern bullet is showing up on the scan. Detective Jane Rizzoli is called to investigate and soon discovers a second âe" and then a third âe" mummified body. Who is this killer and why does he preserve his victims so meticulously? And who will be the next to join his monstrous collection?
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The Bone Garden

A Novel

Author: Tess Gerritsen

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345502223

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6498

This ebook edition contains a special preview of Tess Gerritsen’s I Know a Secret. Unknown bones, untold secrets, and unsolved crimes from the distant past cast ominous shadows on the present in the dazzling new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen. Present day: Julia Hamill has made a horrifying discovery on the grounds of her new home in rural Massachusetts: a skull buried in the rocky soil–human, female, and, according to the trained eye of Boston medical examiner Maura Isles, scarred with the unmistakable marks of murder. But whoever this nameless woman was, and whatever befell her, is knowledge lost to another time. Boston, 1830: In order to pay for his education, Norris Marshall, a talented but penniless student at Boston Medical College, has joined the ranks of local “resurrectionists”–those who plunder graveyards and harvest the dead for sale on the black market. Yet even this ghoulish commerce pales beside the shocking murder of a nurse found mutilated on the university hospital grounds. And when a distinguished doctor meets the same grisly fate, Norris finds that trafficking in the illicit cadaver trade has made him a prime suspect. To prove his innocence, Norris must track down the only witness to have glimpsed the killer: Rose Connolly, a beautiful seamstress from the Boston slums who fears she may be the next victim. Joined by a sardonic, keenly intelligent young man named Oliver Wendell Holmes, Norris and Rose comb the city–from its grim cemeteries and autopsy suites to its glittering mansions and centers of Brahmin power–on the trail of a maniacal fiend who lurks where least expected . . . and who waits for his next lethal opportunity. With unflagging suspense and pitch-perfect period detail, The Bone Garden deftly interweaves the thrilling narratives of its nineteenth- and twenty-first century protagonists, tracing the dark mystery at its heart across time and place to a finale as ingeniously conceived as it is shocking. Bold, bloody, and brilliant, this is Tess Gerritsen’s finest achievement to date. "The story, which digs up a dark Boston of times long past, entices readers to keep turning pages long after their bedtimes."—Kirkus Reviews (starred)