In the murky shadows of an alley lies a female’s severed hand. On the tenement rooftop above is the corpse belonging to that hand, a red-haired woman dressed all in black, the body nearly decapitated. Two strands of silver hair — not human — cling to her body. They are Rizzoli’s only clues, but they’re enough for her and medical examiner Maura Isles to make a startling discovery: This violent death had a chilling prequel. Nineteen years earlier, a horrifying murder-suicide in a Chinatown restaurant left five people dead. One woman connected to that massacre is still alive: a mysterious martial arts master who knows a secret she dares not tell, a secret that lives and breathes in the shadows of Chinatown. A secret that may not even be human. Now she’s the target of someone, or something, deeply and relentlessly evil. Cracking a crime resonating with bone-chilling echoes of an ancient Chinese legend, Rizzoli and Isles must outwit an unseen enemy with centuries of cunning — and a swift, avenging blade.
©2011 Tess Gerritsen (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
The narration detracts from the story. I'm disappointed. I've liked Gerritsen's novels in the past so I had been looking forward to this one.
I like mysteries, suspense and thrillers. Occasionally I will listen to some scifi or fantasy.
Intensly detailed scenes.
Yes! Reminiscent of Ice Cold, intense scenes...
I always like to listen to this narrator, she does such a great job bringing the characters to life.
The least I've enjoyed. It was incorrectly labeled and I listened to the part 2 first.
Distinguish between the characters
This was a really good mystery with interesting twists and turns.
I love Tanya Eby for the Rizzoli and Isles series. She does a really great job. I have heard others but noone sounds the way I think the characters are supposed to sound.
I am a big fan of Tess Gerritsen. I am definitely getting the next Rizzoli/Isles installment!
I have all the Rizzoli/Isles audiobooks and I have to say I am disappointed that this story was almost a copy of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," from the heroine (with a dragon tattoo herself) and the big "aha" moment at the end.
As it says in my headline, I found this story slightly predictable, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t like it. I did like Garritsen’s character development and I will try another book by her. Can’t say I will listen to a book just because Tanya Eby is the narrator. She did a good job but I have listened to better character voicings that let you know exactly who was speaking without the “so-&-so said” attached. Eby didn’t do it for me this time.
Can’t say, “yes”. I did like the plot and I do like figuring things out but this plot rode the line of too predictable for me.
I would go see this book as a movie. I’d like to see what they would do with it on the big screen.
I found this book a little disjointed. That doesn’t mean it was bad. I just got lost at a couple places and had to rewind to figure out what I missed and who was where. Another reader may not notice that at all.
New Blues Gal
I did not enjoy this as much as her others. I just wasn't as enthralled with the story and found myself daydreaming while listening.
This is Rizzoli and Isles I know and love. Tess went back to Maura and followed up on her story from Ice Cold, and told what happened to Rat. I love that she did that. The TV show always shows Jane and Maura together for everything, and anybody who has read Tess's books knows the characters are back and forth. It's like a soap opera, characters from other stories show up, and if you've read the books, you know them. I think this book is good reading. It has a storyline that is easy to follow, and not too cluttered with too much detail, and still keeps my interest. I listen at work and it makes time go faster.....a good thing.
I really liked this book. I enjoyed the Chinese history and the new character introduced. Tess Gerritsen has another success!
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