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Vanish (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 5)
Vanish - Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 5
Author: Tess Gerritsen
ISBN-13: 9780345476975
ISBN-10: 0345476972
Publication Date: 8/23/2005
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 277 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 5
Tess Gerritsen has written a book that I just couldn't put down. Two stories are being told simultaneously, and then they merge as one great tale!!! White slavery, a hostage crisis, a pregnant police officer with an FBI agent husband, and many more twists and turns. I can't recomend highly enough if you love the mystery genre.
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Helpful Score: 4
Great book! Fast paced plot about sex slaves being smuggled into the USA post 9/11. Great mystery. Edgar nominated book. Couldn't put it down!
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Helpful Score: 4
The main character, Jane, was a woman who showed that she was human like everyone else when confronted with motherhood. She was a good cop and made the story more enjoyable. The tension throughout the book kept you turning the pages to see how it would all turn out.
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Helpful Score: 4
A horrific but fascinating look at immigration and slavery. Modern issues written by an expert mystery/crime author.
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Helpful Score: 3
My first Gerritsen book and I was pleasantly surprised. Quite a few moments in the book where I thought "Whoa...didn't expect that." Tended to be a little slow in parts for my taste, but I can see where it was needed to really set up the characters/story etc...I'm not sure that I'll venture to read anymore in the Rizzoli-Isles books, but this one was pretty good.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is one of those books that you keep reading to figure out what is going on....then you keep reading to see what happens next.
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Helpful Score: 2
Wow, Gerritsen does it again. Detective Jane Rizzoli finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time - at the hospital just about to give birth. When she finds herself hostage of a woman who'd been declared dead, then resuscitated - she gets swept up in a tale of secrecy, violence and scandal that seems impenetrable. This is one you won't be able to put down.
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Helpful Score: 2
The fifth in the Rizzoli and Isles series finds a very pregnant Rizzoli being held hostage by Olena, who is convinced that the U.S. government is up to no good. It's a complicated thriller that elevates conspiracy theory from 'something impossible' to 'very plausible.' The book details the horrific life of those trapped in white slavery.
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Helpful Score: 2
Next to _Harvest_, this is Gerritsen's best work to date. This novel moves fast and contains both an engaging plot and some unexpected twists and turns. Recurring characters appear in this one, but you don't need to follow the series in order to enjoy this.
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A corpse suddenly comes to life in the cold storage of the Medical Examiner's office. A Boston policewoman, nine months pregnant, goes into labor when the Diagnostic Imaging department becomes the set of a hostage situation. A hospital security guard, killed by the reanimated corpse who turns out not to be dead after all, isn't registered as a hospital employee. Neither, it seems is the doctor who was tending to her. The hostage taker calls the local radio station as the cop's FBI husband watches the scene unfold from outside, and issues the statement that "the die is cast." An unidentified man, dressed similarly to the Tactical Operatives surrounding the hospital, walks into the building without being stopped.

This is just the begining of Tess Gerritsen's latest thriller, and the story gets better with every page. As a conspiracy gets uncovered the lead characters get thrust into more and more danger. Another winner, VANISH is a wonderful police thriller.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book was good but a little hard to follow as the author kept switching from one person to another.
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Helpful Score: 1
Kept me in suspense.good book
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This is a good read.. intense but worth the time!!!
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Helpful Score: 1
A nameless woman was just another body at the morgue until she opened her eyes....
I loved this book. The pregnant detective Jane Rizzoli who is taken hostage kept me worrying about her throughout the drama.
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Helpful Score: 1
Good Read!!! I couldn't put it down. This was the first I had read by this author and I am looking forward to her others.
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This was my least favorite out of the series, but I still enjoyed it. I read the entire 6 book series in 2 months.
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Helpful Score: 1
The final (so far) featuring Det. Rizzoli. Another gruesome, suspenseful crime read. Almost too many twists and political stuff to keep straight. Probably my least fav of the 5.
The surgeon, the apprentice, the Sinner, Body Double and Vanish.
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Helpful Score: 1
I have only read a few Tess Gerritsen books; however, I am hooked. Each is intelligently written with an intriguing story line.

This book in particular delves into the world of human trafficing while still keeping true to the series. I would highly recommend this book.
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Helpful Score: 1
While a bit of a departure from your usual medical thrillers, this one is excellent and totally absorbing!
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I just love this Author!!! Another suspenseful read by Garritsen, cannot wait to read another.
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Within its genre, this is an above-average read. This is not the type of book I usually read, but the premise intrigued me. I'm glad I read it.
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Well-written. Liked it. Would read author again.
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Fantastic suspense. Tess Gerritsen always entertains and keep you guessing.
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A VERY good book!
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well written thriller with conspiracy trappings-enjoyed,
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One of her best books.
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An excellent fast-paced thriller that keeps you guessing until the end!
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Action packed suspense thriller.
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The story was suspenseful and I liked the pacing and the unraveling of the mystery. I would recommend it. However, I did find the human traffic/sexual slavery aspect disturbing for me, personally.
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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, post9/11 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, andwith the help of a mysterious colleaguetakes 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?
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exciting I enjoyed it
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Very good!!
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A real page turner!
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A nameless woman appears to be just another body at the morgue -- until Boston medical examiner Maura Isles sees the corpse open its eyes. The newly-awakened Jane Doe is rushed to the hospital where she shoots a security guard and takes hostages. One of the hostages is a pregnant homicide detective, Jane Rizzoli. Jane's husband, an FBI agent, works with Maura to find the killer's identity. But, this case goes deeper than just a hostage crisis, and Jane who is trapped with the madwoman, is the only one who holds the key to the mystery.

This is a quick, good read. The writing is simple -- no detailed histories or descriptions. But, the story is good and moves quickly with no slow parts. Feel free to email with any questions. ~LeAnn
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A nameless woman appears to be just another body at the morgue--until Boston medical examiner Maura Isles sees the corpse open its eyes. The now-frantic Jane Doe is rushed to the hospital, where with cool precision she shoots a security guard and seizes hostages, one of whom is pregnant homicide detective Jane Rizzoli. As the tense hours tick by, Maura joins forces with Jane's husband, FBI agent Gabriel Dean, to track down the killer's identity. But this case goes far deeper than just an ordinary hostage crisis, and Jane, trapped with the armed madwoman, is the only one who holds the key to the mystery.

Tess Gerritsen has written an action-packed and very entertaining story for all mystery readers. Once you have started the story, you'll be compelled to keep reading to find out how this mystery ends. Excellent.
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A chilling story of the illegal sex trade, with young foreign girls smuggled into the country. A great story as always from Tess Gerritson.
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very ggod
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Very good, another Jane Rizolli story, keeps you thinking
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Hi this book, is very gook. She is a good author. I have a large print in hardcover.
I also have a paperback book of the same book in small words.
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A very different and entertaining plot. I read this book straight through...
Tess Gerritsen is Great.
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"A nameless woman appears to be just another body at the morgue-until Boston medical examiner Maura Isles sees the corpse open its eyes...."
This was my first read with Tess Gerritsen. I will be searching the shelves for her again.
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This is a heartful story of a journey that involves murder, international kidnapping and exploitation of women. I liked it because it was not your average run-of-the-mill thriller.
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Tess Gerritsen always delivers and this book is no exception.
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A corpse suddenly comes to life in the cold storage of the Medical Examiner's office. A Boston policewoman, nine months pregnant, goes into labor when the Diagnostic Imaging department becomes the set of a hostage situation. A hospital security guard, killed by the reanimated corpse who turns out not to be dead after all, isn't registered as a hospital employee. Neither, it seems is the doctor who was tending to her. The hostage taker calls the local radio station as the cop's FBI husband watches the scene unfold from outside, and issues the statement that "the die is cast." An unidentified man, dressed similarly to the Tactical Operatives surrounding the hospital, walks into the building without being stopped.

This is just the begining of Tess Gerritsen's latest thriller, and the story gets better with every page. As a conspiracy gets uncovered the lead characters get thrust into more and more danger. Another winner, VANISH is a wonderful police thriller.
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enjoyed it
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This was one of my favorite Rizzoli N Isles books!! Fast paced, excellent story, all though creepy, these things do really happen. I think that's what made this story so moving. I thought I had an idea on who one of the bad guys were then I was wrong then I was right. This on your toes book keeps you wanting more. Finding the answers is all you are going to want to know until you put this book down. I loved how the two stories combine into one. This was a great way of doing the book. Alot of stories I read do have more than one thing going on or crime. But blending the two was ingenious. 5 stars plus some more for this book. I will read the next one in the series for sure.
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Another great Rizzoli and Isles book. Kept me reading late into the night and had some good twists and turns. Definitely recommend!
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Really good. This is a fast read and it was gripping and hard to put down. Vanish brings human trafficing back to the front to remind us all that it is alive and thriving in the United States and that we need to help stop it.
http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/civilrights/human_trafficking
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A 10 star book. Who did it and great reading. You will be kept guessing.
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Great series with lots of action.
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Good thriller, grabs you and holds on all the way thru. Excellent read.
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Excellent. I read this is two settings because I couldn't put it down. It is riveting and I was completely captivated to know "who did it!" Certainly worth the time.
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Great book, pretty suspenseful!
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I was in Disney lounging around a pool while reading this book...It HELD my attention! Excellent fast paced read...done in a day.
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My first Tess Gerritsen book.... it certainly won't be my last. Venish has a very unique story line and a great plot that grabs you at the first page and doesn't turn loose until you've finished the last one.
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Such a good book! This story is terribly sad, but it is so faced pace!
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Interesting medical mystery.
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Tess Gerritsen continues to bring us TERRIFIC books!
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Awesome writer!
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Excellent Book!! There's a reason this is on the bestseller list!
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A nameless woman appears to be just another body at the morgue - until Boston medical examiner Maura Isles sees the corpse open its eyes. The now-frantic Jane Doe is rushed to the hospital, where with cool precision she shoots a security guard and seizes hostages, one of whom is pregnant homicide detective Jane Rizzoli. This is a thriller that I could not put down.
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loved this book!!
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i really enjoyed this book, it has story line to follow
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Good read!
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Enjoyable thriller. Page turner.
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I really liked this book. Another installment of the Jane Rizzoli series.
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very good. enjoyed
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a good fast read
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Tess Gerritsen does mystery better than most. A nameless women wakes up on the table in a morgue. Maura Isles, medical examiner, rushes her to the hospital where all goes down hill. This one will keep you guessing.
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Love this series!!! This author is terrific. She pulls you right into the plot and her characters are so real. And story lines are facinating.
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A great read...thriller, action packed- good storyline.
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Great book! Kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time!
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Great read. Love her writing.
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it was really good. I loved it and I can't wait to read some more of her work!!!
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Loved this book. Listened on a long trip while I was alone and on the edge of my seat for half the trip.. It was great!
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I really like this series, great suspense and realistic characters. But read the series in order, I missed one of them and the book references the others quite a bit.
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Wonderful Tess Gerritsen book. I couldn't put it down! A girl is missing and Rizzoli (now 9 months preggo) must find her. This is one in a series.
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Excellent stayed up all night reading this.
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What a great story. Couldn't put it down. Had to find out what happened at the end.
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Excellent. I love her books.
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I loved this book! Exciting plus I liked the characterization -- and I couldn't predict the end!
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Back:

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 intense 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. But when Boston medical examiner Maura Isles 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. But the bizarre soon turns lethal. 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...if she survives.

Unabridged - 8 tapes - read by Susan Denaker - 11hrs, 9 min

my review:
Very good! I really enkoyed it! Adult content, sensitive subject.
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a great read that you will not want to put down. I read this in 1 day.
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Another excellent book by Tess Gerritsen. I couldn't put it down!

"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." ~review by fantasticfiction
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Very good book.
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Really enjoyed this novel. Different plot. Nice subplot with Jane having her baby and having second thoughts about job vs. infant. Highly recommended.
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Great book!
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fairly good read
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I could not put this book down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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grest read, about a live corpse & a hostage take over thrilling ride til then end
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This author was new to me! An excellent book! I can't wait to read more of her works.
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A corpse sent to the morgue turns out to be alive.The story begins.
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This book was great. Love Tess writings!!
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Excellent story by tess gerritsen.
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Very good winter read!
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this is a brand new book, not yet rated. one of the best i've ever read....definetely a gotta have!!!
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Just what you would expect from Tess Geritsen. Disturbing truths about our country and the women that are desperate to flee their own. You won't be disappointed.
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reat rread
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Reads fast, and keeps your interest.
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Excellent
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Excellent book very suspensful leaves you on the edge of your seat from beginnning to end.
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Good read! Tess Gerritsen is solid--you can always count on her for a good thriller.
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I love all of her books, but I especially liked this one!
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Not the best in the series, but a fun read nonetheless!
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Wow! This book was great. If I didn't have any interruptions I would have read this book straight through in one day.
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Exciting--keeps you reading.
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Interesting whodunnit.
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Another great story from Tess Gerritsen featuring detective Jane Rizzoli and her FBI husband Gabrial Dean that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Don't start this one at bed if you want to sleep. You really will want to keep reading until it is done!
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Tess Gerritsen is a very good at telling a story and keeping any twist till the last. This book is a new one that keeps you on edge.
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A nameless woman appears to be just another body at the morgue - until Boston medical examiner Maura Isles sees the corpse open its eyes. The Jane Doe is rushed to the hospital, where with cool precision she shoots a security guard and seizes hostages, one of whom is pregnan homicide detective jane Rizzoli.
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Excellent book. Love the whole series.
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Medical examiner Maura Isles is called to examine the body of a beautiful, nameless woman but she gets the shock of her life when the corpse opens her eyes...

The woman, who mistakenly was pronounced dead, is rushed to the hospital where doctors scramble to help her, but things turn deadly as she steals a guard's gun, kills him, and takes hostages. One of the hostages is none other than detective Jane Rizzoli who is on the verge of going into labor.

As things begin to spiral more out of control, the crazed woman calls a local radio station with a simple message "The die is cast."
Now it's up to Jane's husband, FBI agent Gabriel Dean to use all of his negotiating and investigative skills to get his wife and child out of this alive.
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This is a real good suspense story, a page turner entwined with FBI,Police and Russians involved in intrique.
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A PAGE TURNER
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Vanish' is the best novel Tess Gerritsen has written and one of the finest thrillers to come out in a long time.

From page one you are hooked, and it does not stop surprising the reader until the very end with the plot twists and turns Gerritsen takes. I couldn't put it down.

A definite MUST read.
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This is her best work to date. I am a big fan of Tess and have read most of her books. This is not her normal subject matter and addresses a major problem worldwide.
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Jane Rizzoli is about to have her first baby. Her water broke so she rushed to the hospital only to encounter a desperate young woman who holds her and others hostage. The young woman was delivered to the morgue, found alive and transferred to the hospital. As she recovered she murdered a strange man with his own gun which she kept to hold her hostages.

Jane is afraid that this could be her last case but works to communicate with the hostage taker. Hopefully she can discover the motive behind the hostage taking and save herself and her baby. The story is interesting and Gerritsen writes so well that the reader cannot help but empathize with Rizzoli and her husband as they work to get to the bottom of the case. Good read.
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Medical Examiner Maura Isles is shocked to find that one of the bodies in the morgue cooler isn't quite dead. The unidentified woman is rushed to the hospital to later regain consciousness and kill a security guard with his own gun. She holds six hostages in the hospital's Diagnostic Imaging Department, including a very pregnant Detective Jane Rizzoli who has just gone into labor. Soon Maura has joined forces with Jane's husband, FBI agent Gabriel Dean, to track down the killer's identity.

The 5th book in the popular Rizzoli & Isles series is a fast-paced read. This book is well-written and well-plotted, touching on white slavery, murders and government conspiracies. I highly recommend this book. My rating: 5 Stars.
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This is book 5 of the Rizzoli & Isles series. Since the TV show came out it makes the books even more interesting. I'd say that the plot of this book is years away from what's going on in the show and I think the show would loose something if it went in this directions. I did really like it, the plot and story are interesting and at times I didn't want to put it down.
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What a great read! Excellent story, great writing. I didn't want to stop reading this book and didn't want the story to end.
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A great read from the great writer, Tess Gerritsen!!
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Tess does it again!
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Love Tess Gerritsen!!
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A nameless, beautiful women appears to be just another corpse in the morgue. But when Boston medical examiner Maura Isles unzips the body bag and looks down at the body, she gets the fright of her life. The corpse opens her eyes.
Very much alive, the women is rushed to the hospital. But the bizarre soon turns lethal. With shockingly cool precision, she murders a security guard and seizes hostages... one of them is pregnant homicide detective Jane Rizzoli.
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.
I love Tess Gerritsen's writing and characters. Another book thats hard to put down.
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A PBS recycle!! I love this author!! Can't wait for more credits to get more of her books!!
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Easy reading and kept my interest the entire time. Little twist at the end.
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This was a really good book, and it was such a riveting story I will admit I had to stay in my car to get to the end of the chapter on three occasions!!
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Excellent - I really liked ths book!!
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This is one of the first books that I have read by Tess Gerritsen. Great book infact as I finished this one I started the Mehphisto and that is also very good so far.
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Terrifc thriller. Gerritson at her best.
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These books are always good reads.
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Rizzoli & Isles do it again!
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My wife watches a great deal of television. She discovered Rizzoli & Isles on TNT. We started watching it and liked it. As usual, I then looked up the author of the books upon which it is based. I ordered the first one from Paper Back Swap. I liked it and proceeded to put together the entire series. Each book has an interesting twist, or several. As a retired police sergeant, detective, corporal, and patrolman, I have had the opportunity to interview some psychopaths and I find Gerritsen's villains to be believable. If you like mysteries, these books will satisfy.
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I enjoyed this book very much. Her books are fantastic. They are hard to put down.
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Another great book in this collection.
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Never read any of her books, just happen to pick this up at the thrift store. Great book. Read it in a day.
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It was a good enough book, but for some reason I could not get into it and was beginning to think I would not finish it. I have read some of Tess Gerritsen's other books and enjoyed those so I am not sure why I could not get into this one. Taking a newborn along when questiong somebody was a bit much for me. I know women are dedicated but this one blew me over the edge.
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Another action-packed story from Gerritsen! I enjoyed reading about Rizzoli's bonding with her new baby and trying to fit in her life as a detective while being a good mom.
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A nameless woman appears to be just another body at the morgue - until Boston medical examiner Maura Isles sees the corpse open its eyes.
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a unidentified woman is just another body in the morgue until the medical examiner sees the corpse open her eyes. She is rushed tot he hospital where she shoots a guard and takes hostages. One of the hostages is a pregnant homicide detective. As the tense hours click by the dectective and the mad woman bind together and thee detective is the only one who how holds the key to the mystery of how the woman came to be there, and what a thriller of a story she has lived.
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series need to read them all
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A nameless woman appears to be just another body at the morgue - until Boston medical examiner Maura Isles sees the corpse open its eyes. The now-frantic Jane Doe is rushed to the hospital, where with cool precision she shoots a security guard and seizes hostages, on of whom is pregnant homicide detective Jane Rizzoli. As the tense hours tick y, Maura joins forces with Jane's Husband, FBI agent Gabriel Dean, to track down the killer's identity. But this case goes far deeper than just an ordinary hostage crisis, and Jane, trapped with the armed madwoman, is the only one who holds the key to the mystery.
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A nameless woman appears to be just another body at the morgue-until Boston Medical Examiner Maura Isles see the corpse open its eyes. The now frantic Jane Doe is rushed to the hospital,where with cool precision she shoots a security gaurd and siezes hostages, one of whom is pregant homicide detective Jane Rizzoli. As the tense hours tick by, Maura joins forces with Jane's husband, FBI agent Gabriel Dean to track down the killer's idenity. But this case goes far deeper thatn just an ordinary hostage crisis, and Jane, trapped with the armed madwoman, is the only one who holds the key to the mystery
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UNBELIEVEABLE....GREAT BOOK, GREAT WRITING STYLE!!!
Being from Boston, I appreciated the loose Bostonian setting...but even with that aside, Gerritsen is a truly gifted author with a real flair for suspense. I read this book in 2 days! One of the best thrillers I've read in a while. Can't wait to read more Jane Rizzoli books!!!!! 5 STARS!!!
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A blessed event become a nightmare for pregnant homicide detective Jane Rizzoli when she finds herself on the wrong side of a hostage crisis in this intense and relentless new thriller.
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A GREAT STORY AND WRITER
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Fabulous, as she always is!
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Really enjoyed this book. Makes one realize that such things happen and it's not fiction.
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Very good.
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Given to me to read! Not to my taste! My friend said it was good and cover says it is a "New York Times" bestseller.
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A nameless corspe in the morgue turns out to be ALIVE! As the bodybag is unzipped she opens her eyes! Only gets better from here. A Homicide Detective goes to the hospital in labor.Finds herself trapped inside as it is put on lockdown. Inside with a buch of wackos? This is just the BEGINNING!!!
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