|Publish Date:||Apr 2011|
|Number of Pages:||456|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.5|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||4.1 x 1.2 x 6.8|
Tess Gerritsen is the author of several successful medical thrillers. Gerritsen began writing as a means of relaxation from the stressful life of a physician and ultimately abandoned her career as an internist. Her books, such as Life Support and Bloodstream, deal with highly ethical dilemmas in a complex and hypnotizing manner. Bloodstream, which is primarily about the selling of human organs on the black market, also explores the subjects of youth violence and parents who become afraid of children.
Gerritsen was born on June 12, 1953 in San Diego and attended Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco. In addition to her medical stories, she is the author of several romantic suspense novels published as part of the "Harlequin Intrigue" series. She is the author of the popular Rizzoli and Isles series of books; this series will be a made-for-TV series as well in the Fall of 2011. Books in this series include The Surgeon, Body Double, Ice Cold, The Silent Girl and Last to Die.
Boston medical examiner Maura Isles is in Wyoming for a medical conference when she meets a former college classmate and decides to go off on a spur-of-the-moment ski trip with him and his friends. Their journey goes awry when they are stranded during a snowstorm in a remote area where something strange has happened. When one of the companions is severely injured during an attempt to escape the wilderness, Isles is placed in further danger. Det. Jane Rizzoli and FBI agent Gabriel Dean, along with Father Daniel Brophy, travel from Boston to rescue Isles and solve the mystery.
Verdict: The taut suspense and vivid depictions that are hallmarks of Gerritsen's writing are evident in her eighth Rizzoli and Isles thriller (after The Keepsake), although this one feels a bit stretched, with one too many plot twists and one too many villains. But series fans will be on the edge of their seats, while the July premiere of the TNT television series based on these characters and starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander may raise new interest in this and Gerritsen's earlier works.
-Beth Blakesley, Washington State Univ. Libs., Pullman
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For the first time in paperback, New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen’s exhilarating suspense novel featuring Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles.
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 Boston 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.
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