Tess Gerritsen, Author . Ballantine $24.95 (336p) ISBN 978-0-345-47697-5

Retired internist Gerritsen serves up another prescription for bad dreams in her latest thriller to feature Boston medical examiner Maura Isles and homicide detective Jane Rizzoli (Body Double). The catalogue of terrors this time out includes sexual slavery, hostage-taking and torture; there are also government bad guys, post–9/11 red herrings and a heart-tugging cadre of young Eastern European women known only by their first names. Fierce Olena, thought dead, wakes up in Maura's morgue, recovers in the hospital, and—with the help of a mysterious colleague—takes a group of hostages, including Jane, who's about to give birth. Jane's husband, FBI agent Gabriel Dean, tries to reason with the hostage-takers, and learns that Olena wants publicity to bring down the Washington bigwig responsible for sexually enslaving, then murdering, her friends. Maura feels a frisson for Tribune columnist Peter Lukas, and he seems to be the guy to tell the story, but readers will quickly apprehend that he's playing both sides. As usual, the medical details are vivid and read authentic, while the action is just this side of super-hero comic exaggeration. Does it work? The book clubs say yes: Doubleday, Literary Guild, and Mystery Guild have all made it a main selection; the bestseller lists can't be far behind. (Aug.)

Reviewed on: 07/25/2005
Release date: 08/01/2005
Show other formats
Paperback - 445 pages - 978-0-553-82456-8
Hardcover - 512 pages - 978-0-375-43512-6
Compact Disc - 978-0-7393-1616-0
Analog Audio Cassette - 978-0-7393-1615-3
Ebook - 978-0-345-48475-8
Compact Disc - 978-1-4159-2159-3
Open Ebook - 1 pages - 978-1-299-07919-9
Mass Market Paperbound - 401 pages
Paperback - 376 pages - 978-986-6345-20-3
Paperback - 480 pages - 978-89-255-3821-1
Book - 1 pages - 978-0-7393-2968-9
Open Ebook - 448 pages - 978-1-4090-9507-1
Hardcover - 336 pages - 978-0-593-05351-5
Hardcover - 445 pages - 978-0-553-81683-9
Hardcover - 978-1-84657-007-0
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
Email Address


Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.