Written By: Tess Gerritsen

Narrated By: Anne Heche

Date: August 2005

Duration: 5 hours 2 minutes


Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles—the inspiration for the hit TNT series—continue their bestselling crime-solving streak.

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 thriller.

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.


  • Anonymous

    unputdownable book

  • Siobhan G.

    A not so easy listen due to the storyline but a very good book with a happy ending. ***Spoiler*** Anyone who has dealt with rape, sexual trauma and/or any kind of abuse may want to avoid. Some situations in the story may be triggering***.

  • John

    Tess is great and the story is as suspensful as I expected. But it's also so darn depressing. Can't hold it against Tess - this horror needs to be exposed. Still an outstanding story.

  • Brian

    I enjoyed this book very much, the plot was good as well. I think what I loved most about it was how descriptive the author was. I would have probably gave it four stars, but the ending wasn't as good as the rest of the book. It was almost as if the author was writing a number one selling book and got tired of writing it at the end and just gave it a very common and predictable ending. But in my opinion, very worth the listen.

  • Jean

    This is the second book in this series that I have read. This was a bit different story with a more FBI component to it . The story ended to soon. I am looking forward to listening to more of Tess Garritsen's stories.

  • Kay

    I liked this book very much, as I get to know a character, I look for more books with the same people in them. Makes for a very interesting and connecting read.

  • Anonymous

    Tess can do no wrong. Once again, brilliant story-line that's fast paced with a knockout punch! I could barely tell it was abridged.

  • Anonymous

    Tess Gerritsen is one of my favorite authors. This audio book was excellent!! It kept me captivated from the very beginning - I didn't want it to end!! Truly one of the best audio books I have listened to!!

  • Peg Longano

    Great book - I would read it again. Never a dull moment.

  • Nanette

    Loved, loved, loved this book. This is the second book by Tess Gerritsen I have listen to and made sure I put all her books on my rental shelf. Very well written. Still not sure if I am a big fan on the reader but....still a great book.

  • Catherine Mieczkowski

    Tess Gerritsen is my favorite author. I am an avid reader of her books. The abridged version is good, its an easy listen, nice twists. I wish they had the unabridged version. The book was much better that way

  • Angela Jones

    Another good listen by Tess Gerritsen. I am always on a wild ride listening to her stories, this was no different. The only complaints I have is that she has changed the character of Jane and made her too soft. I don't know if this is how she views pregnant women, but I found her character way different than in past books. I also did not like the ending it seems the book just stops and you are left to wonder what happens to Jane and Gabrial and the babies life after the murder is solved.

  • Van

    It was alright. I really enjoyed The Surgeon and The Apprentice by the author. This one was somewhat lacking. It's a good "one time" listen. It can be confusing as the story develops because it is speaking from the point of view of two or three characters whose voices sound the same so it can be difficult to determine who is speaking at times. It did have a good twist at the end...it ties into the dynamic forming in the beginning, making you question who can you trust? Good work there. Like i said...a good "one timer."

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