By Tess Gerritsen
Dr. Maura Isles makes her dwelling facing loss of life. As a pathologist in a huge metropolitan urban, she has noticeable greater than her proportion of corpses each day–many of them sufferers of violent homicide. yet by no means sooner than has her blood run chilly, and not has the awful expression “dead ringer” rung so terrifyingly precise. simply because by no means sooner than has the useless physique at the scientific examiner’s desk been her own.
Yet there may be no denying the mind-reeling facts sooner than her stunned eyes and people of her colleagues, together with Detective Jane Rizzoli: the girl discovered shot to demise outdoors Maura’s house is the replicate photograph of Maura, all the way down to the main intimate actual nuances. much more chilling is the invention that they percentage a similar beginning date and blood kind. For the surprised Maura, an in simple terms baby, there may be only one rationalization. And while a DNA try out confirms that Maura’s mysterious doppelgänger is in reality her dual sister, an already extraordinary homicide research turns into a demanding and hazardous expedition right into a prior jam-packed with darkish secrets.
Searching for solutions, Maura is interested in a seashore city in Maine the place different frightening surprises anticipate. yet maybe extra scary, an unknown assassin is at huge on a cross-country killing spree. to prevent the bloodbath and discover the twisted fact approximately her personal roots, Maura needs to probe her first dwelling topic: the mum that she by no means knew . . . an icy and crafty lady who will be answerable for giving Maura life–and who simply could have a plan to take it away.
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If I find something negative, I’ll call. ” “Sure, Essie. But for now I’d better get going. ” “Right. ” She winced when he said, “’Bye” and hung up without giving her a chance to say anything further. She was actually tempted to call him back and make him promise to contact her at least daily. Then a video popped up on her monitor, distracting her completely. It was a recent film of Suzannah Ryder handling—or rather, attempting to politely terminate—a news conference on her recent appellate court success.
Look at him. ” “That’s a novel defense,” Taylor muttered. ” Suzannah shrugged. “Obviously, Your Honor, the fact that he’s standing here right now shows that he intends to cooperate fully. ” She grimaced in quick apology toward the defense attorneys, then continued. “It’s not like my client could get out of the country even if he wanted to. As an FBI agent, there has to be a file on him a mile thick. ” The prosecutor was shaking her head. “The fact that he’s a federal agent doesn’t lessen his flight risk, Your Honor, it contributes to it.
But don’t worry. We’ll help you. ” “Yeah, Russo. Don’t worry. I’ve got plenty of contacts at the Justice Department. ” “We’ll do it right away,” Kristie added. ” “The Bureau will have him out in no time,” McGregor promised, his voice ringing with confidence. “Just sit tight, Russo. You may be a pain in the ass, but you’re also a federal agent. ” “Thanks, McGregor. And Essie? Just for the record, I didn’t kill anyone—” “I know you didn’t,” she murmured, although in the back of her mind warning bells were beginning to clang.