Author(s): Tess GerritsenDownload
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 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. From the Hardcover edition.”
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Unexpected Read-A-Thon: Read a sequel
Vanish is book 5 in the Rizzoli & Isles series, and it just keeps getting better. The plotline to Vanish is despite being published 13 years ago still very very relevant. Human trafficking of young girls has recently been back in the headlines with the arrest of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft for purchasing sex from a business involved in Human Trafficking.
Human Trafficking also known as White Slavery is a multi billion dollar business. Everyday shipments of young girls & women are smuggled into the United States. These women are completely helpless and often don’t speak English or speak very little English. These women vanish everyday and nobody cares or even notices.
Vanish tells a powerful and heartbreakingly realistic story. This book may be my favorite of the series. It has everything action, dark secrets and 2 strong female leads. I can’t wait to read book 6.
Excellent from start to finish. Hard to review without spoilers but this one was suspenseful, twisty, human and full of complications, both personal and professional. At the heart of this mystery is sex trafficking and the victims who find abuse instead of the American dream.
Maybe it wrapped up a bit too fast and maybe Maura got sidelined for the last third of the book, but the storyline was timely, and both the reader and characters never knew who to trust.
This series just keeps getting better and better!!
A good story with 7 girls on a free “Mexican Tour”. They don’t know it’s going to a whorehouse to “Vanish”.
Dr. Maura Isles finds a girl alive in the morgue & is rushed to the hospital. In the hospital, she kills a security guard, takes Det. Jane Rizzoli (9 months pregnant) & captures others. FBI Gabriel Dean (Rizzoli’s husband) & Maura find 6 murders relate to the “Mexican Tour” whorehouse. The 7th girl in the morgue & Maura now kidnapped. But it is not just a “ordinary” hostage case?[
As expected, Jane, her newly born baby, Regina & the girl survive. She is helped by someone not expected in the story.
Then Jane helps keep the girl alive & make their plan a success. Shut down the whorehouse & get their repeat “customer” – exposed, arrested & his political career ended making it a Federal Case!
My name is Mila, and this is my journey
Homicide Detective Jane Rizzoli was hot, cranky and very pregnant! She was in the witness box with a hostile defendant, one Billy Rollo, whom his female attorney couldn’t seem to control. The judge was angry, and after another burst of abuse from the Rollo, he furiously ordered the bailiff to escort him from the court. With a shout of rage, Rollo attacked the bailiff and wrestled him to the floor. Jane heaved herself out of her chair, picked up the handcuffs, which had fallen to the floor, grabbed one of Rollo’s raised fists and snapped on one of the cuffs. She then trod on his back and after twisting his other arm around his back, snapped the second cuff closed. Suddenly, Jane’s waters broke, there in the middle of the courtroom, over the bailiff and the defendant!
Dr Maura Isles had been working in the morgue all day, she was tired and desperately needed some fresh air. Almost ready to leave, she popped back into the morgue to check on something she wasn’t sure about, and thought she heard a noise. Shocked, she stood listening. There it was again! Feverishly checking the body bags, she opened one with a young woman inside, and suddenly the corpse opened her eyes!
With Jane in the hospital about to have her baby, and the ‘corpse’, Jane Doe also in the same hospital, their lives are about to intercept, with shocking results!
Who is Jane Doe, what does she want, where does she come from, why is she doing this…?
Take the journey with them all, the Boston PD, the FBI, the CIA, help Agent Gabriel Dean, who just happens to be Jane’s husband. With this thriller moving at an extremely fast pace, you won’t want to put it down until you reach the amazing, horrifying, completely terrifying climax! Another brilliant Gerritsen thriller!
Vanish by Tess Gerritsen lives up to my expectations. I have read several of her books but out of order and that never made it difficult with connecting to the story. There is always plenty of suspense to keep me turning the pages and little bits of humor thrown in.
Maura Isles is a Boston Medical Examiner and had unzipped the body bad of a beautiful woman and the woman opens her eyes. This was the start of a very long bad day for Maura, she rushes the woman in for medical treatment.
Mila, a redhead from Belarus is in Mexico City. She has been tricked into a sex trafficking scheme. Her tale is one of sorrow and pain. She and other women are taken to United States where they are kept in a house with bars on the windows. From then on, everything gets worse for her.
Jane Rizzoli is pregnant with her first baby, and on maternity leave. She is thrust into a hostage situation and fears for her unborn baby’s life and her own.
All three of these women were trapped in a horrible situation. I applaud the author’s courage to take on the horrible situation of sex tracking. Previously, I had visited San Francisco and read a long report about it and the details like the bars on the windows were the same. It is a difficult read in those parts of the story but this nightmare must be addressed and prevented.
I highly recommend this book even though there are some graphic scenes.
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