Vanish : Rizzoli and Isles

  • by Tess Gerritsen
  • Narrated by Susan Denaker
  • Series: Rizzoli and Isles
  • 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 best-selling 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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What the Critics Say

"Never fails to deliver chilling suspense...leaves the reader breathless." (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
"Drawing on current events, Gerritsen's latest novel is a tense, taut thriller that grabs readers from the get-go and never lets up." (Booklist)
"It's scary how good Tess Gerritsen is; this is crime writing at its unputdownable, nerve-tingling best." (Harlan Coben)

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Customer Reviews

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Definitely not as great as her other books

I like to read/listen to Gerristens books, but the reader on this one had me droning out. The story line wasn't very good but the twist at the end was pretty good. In comparison to her other books this one didn't quite measure up.
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- Amazon Customer

boston accent

Tess Gerritson always writes a great story and this was no exception. However, I am from Massachusetts and I just couldn't get past Jane Rizolli sounding like a combination of Marisa Tomei in "My Cousin Vinny" and New Jersey's Carmella Soprano.
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- andrea

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-19-2005
  • Publisher: Books on Tape