If the darkest impulses could live and breathe and walk among us, what face would they wear? And who would dare stand against them? Tess Gerritsen delivers the answers!
Tess Gerritsen left a successful practice as a medic to raise her children and concentrate on her writing. THE SURGEON, THE SINNER, THE APPRENTICE, BODY DOUBLE and most recently VANISH have been Sunday Times bestsellers. She lives with her husband and two sons in Maine.
In this brisk, deftly plotted thriller from bestseller Gerritsen (Vanish), Boston medical examiner Maura Isles and police detective Jane Rizzoli look into the murder of 28-year-old Lori-Ann Tucker, whose body is found Christmas morning in her apartment amid an unholy mess of severed limbs, black candles and satanic symbols rendered in blood. "Peccavi," reads one word scrawled across Tucker's wall Latin for "I have sinned." Isles and Rizzoli must sort sinner from innocent among suspects who can be found on several continents and include a group of sophisticates scholars, an anthropologist, a psychiatrist who are either cult members or crusaders against evil straight from the pages of Revelation. Other murders follow, all gruesome, all involving apocalyptic messages. On occasion, the action shifts to Europe, to a young woman running from a man she's convinced is descended from a race of fallen angels. Gerritsen has a knack for stretching believability just short of the breaking point and for amassing details that produce an atmosphere in which the most terrible possibilities can and, indeed, should occur. (Sept.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
A Christmas Eve murder leads Boston Medical Examiner Maura Isles and Detective Jane Rizzoli to the Mephisto Club, whose pastime-analyzing the nature of evil-is suddenly not so theoretical. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.