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The Silent Girl
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'Gripping . . . Both women deal with personal and family issues that reveal their humanity and lend credibility to this deft thriller' Publishers Weekly b> /b>EVIL IS ON THE PROWL A severed hand is found in an alleyway in Boston's Chinatown. Detective Jane Rizzoli discovers the rest of the body on a nearby rooftop, the head nearly severed. The only clue Jane has is two strands of hair, but it's enough for Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles to make a startling connection. This violent attack has its roots in an unsolved murder-suicide case from nineteen years ago. The only witness, a beautiful martial arts master, has never dared to speak. And she may never get the chance...
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About the Author

Bestselling author Tess Gerritsen is also a physician, and she brings to her novels her first-hand knowledge of emergency and autopsy rooms. Her thrillers starring homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles inspired the hit TV series Rizzoli & Isles. But Tess's interests span far more than medicine and crime. As an anthropology student at Stanford University, she catalogued centuries-old human remains, and she continues to travel the world, driven by her fascination with ancient cultures and bizarre natural phenomena. For more information on Tess Gerritsen and her novels, visit her website- www.tessgerritsen.com

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In this ninth entry in the Rizzoli and Isles series, fiery Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli probes the mystery of a gruesome murder in Chinatown while cool forensic pathologist Maura Isles copes with the consequences of testifying against a violent cop. Tanya Eby-who narrated the previous volume in the series-deftly captures the socioeconomic and emotional differences that distinguish this odd couple. Her Rizzoli is properly blue collar, with a hard Boston accent, while Isles's speech is thoughtful and just aloof enough to suggest an upper-middle-class upbringing. Additionally, Eby provides appropriate voices to gruff lawmen, Irish mobsters, and even several citizens of Chinatown without stumbling into ethnic parody. Perhaps more importantly, she knows how to wring every last drop of suspense out of a tense situation, which this crisp thriller provides in abundance. Eby's excellent interpretation of Gerritsen's well-crafted tale makes for a thoroughly entertaining package. A Ballantine Books hardcover. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

"Suspense doesn't get smarter than this. Not just recommended but mandatory" -- Lee Child "Another great thrill ride... The Silent Girl is one of [Tess] Gerritsen's best" * Associated Press * "Gripping... Both women deal with personal and family issues that reveal their humanity and lend credibility to this deft thriller" * Publishers Weekly * "Chilling and thrilling... an exciting and suspense-filled adventure" * Wichita Falls "Times Record News" *

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