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.
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.
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!!!