Vanish: A Novel

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Ballantine Books, 2006 - Fiction - 401 pages
558 Reviews
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.
  

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Respectable writing and powerful plot. - Goodreads
This was about sex trafficking and was hard to read. - Goodreads
Neat premise, well written. - Goodreads
disturbing portrayal of sex slave industry in america - Goodreads
Engrossing page turner! - Goodreads
Fast paced action with a surprise ending as usual! - Goodreads

Review: Vanish (Rizzoli & Isles #5)

User Review  - Tuyet Bui - Goodreads

It was a little bit confusing in the beginning, but the second half of the book was so good. I love it. Read full review

Review: Vanish (Rizzoli & Isles #5)

User Review  - Bonnie - Goodreads

the best of the series, so far! Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
10
Section 3
27
Section 4
38
Section 5
50
Section 6
58
Section 7
68
Section 8
82
Section 21
222
Section 22
232
Section 23
248
Section 24
260
Section 25
271
Section 26
279
Section 27
290
Section 28
299

Section 9
93
Section 10
97
Section 11
112
Section 12
125
Section 13
135
Section 14
149
Section 15
162
Section 16
171
Section 17
179
Section 18
191
Section 19
203
Section 20
214
Section 29
313
Section 30
323
Section 31
334
Section 32
341
Section 33
350
Section 34
359
Section 35
371
Section 36
383
Section 37
389
Section 38
396
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About the author (2006)

TESS GERRITSEN left a successful practice as an internist to raise her children and concentrate on her writing. She gained nationwide acclaim for her first novel of medical suspense, the New York Times bestseller Harvest. She is also the author of the bestsellers Life Support, Bloodstream, and Gravity, as well as The Surgeon, The Apprentice, The Sinner, and Body Double. Tess Gerritsen lives in Maine. Visit her website at www.tessgerritsen.com.


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