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.
I enjoyed the way Tess Gerritsen wove the separate story elements so skillfully into one .
That it took women to a new level. It wasn't the usual special powers or birth gifts simply hard training and a heart felt purpose. The women at the story's center were people not just words on a page.
Love her voice and style. I could listen to her forever.
Honestly , I wouldn't admit it to the bros , but I listen to the book a few times . I am smiling writing about the book.
This book introduced me to a world I can say makes me rethink a lot of the stories or moments I have been moved by strong women. I can say Great work.
When I discovered Audible it was like discovering love :-) I love receiving codes and in return I post reviews. Wife, and mom of two,
Ok I have to be honest so I am. I couldn't finish the audio. I found it boring and I couldn't stay on track. It could be just me but it sure wasn't what I normally listen to. I don't mind books like those. Patricia Cornwall used to be my favorite author. I still read her books but I think I have outgrown the murder, mystery thrillers. I only got the audio because it was on sale. Sorry, but I could only give it one star.
I love the Rissoli and Iles Mysteries
Always have interesting characters
Rissoli and Iles, of course
I like to listen while working on the computer at work
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.
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