Vanish by Tess Gerritsen
A Rizzoli & Isles Novel (Jane Rizzoli & Maura Isles)

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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 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.

About Tess Gerritsen

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Tess Gerritsen is a physician and an internationally bestselling author. She gained nationwide acclaim for her first novel of medical suspense, the New York Times bestseller, Harvest. Among her other blockbusters are Ice Cold, The Keepsake, The Bone Garden, The Mephisto Club, Vanish (nominated for the Edgar and winner of the Nero), Body Double, The Sinner, The Apprentice, and The Surgeon. Her latest novel is The Silent Girl. TNT’s new original series Rizzoli & Isles is based on Tess Gerritsen’s bestselling novels.
Published August 23, 2005 by Ballantine Books. 416 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Crime. Fiction

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Retired internist Gerritsen serves up another prescription for bad dreams in her latest thriller to feature Boston medical examiner Maura Isles and homicide detective Jane Rizzoli (

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When I first read a summary of VANISH, Tess Gerritsen's riveting new novel, in terms of a movie proposal my first thought was "Cagney & Lacey play Die Hard in a hospital."

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The man goes berserk and Jane gets .

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Federal agents show up on the scene and Home .

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