Title: Die Again
Author: Tess Gerritsen
Review: I love this series and have read most of the books in it - I think I missed a few early on - I have gone back and read past books, just not all of them. But I have to say that I do love the characters and their interactions in this book. Since the TV show came out the books now say 'Rizzoli & Isles' and yes in the past few books these characters have come central to this series - I never thought these two would be friends since they are both so different - but it seems to be working -
On the other hand I tried watching the 1st season of the TV series and could not take the characters serious - they are nothing like the characters in the book series - Rizzoli is not the beauty in the books she is on TV and Isles is much to personable on TV then in the books - yes in the books the characters have developed a friendship of sorts, but it is not like the TV show at all - it is more of an acquaintance-work friend in the books- where Rizzoli is the one pushing to have Isles let her in a bit.
Back to this book review - I like this authors writing and like I said I love the characters - this book started out in Africa and built from there - I did enjoy reading this book, but it did not keep me up late at night like a few of her other books have. I would give it 4 stars for that reason. The African story line was interesting and mixed with the Boston chapters to keep you turning the pages.
It is a great story that weaves its way around the world and ends up right back n Boston again. The new characters you meet and few old ones again are well written and the dialogue is authentic. Rizzoli's mother and family are going through a tough stop that has been threaded throughout the last few books and it this book you don't see much change it that area - BTW: I guessed the end, but there was a twist I missed - it was a bit of a slippery twist that was tough for the reader to see coming. The ending was good and the whole book kept my attention - I look forward to the next book in this series and will be reading that as soon as I can.
The book Ice Cold in this series is a definite 5 star read for me -
I picked this book up at my local library.
Synopsis: The latest enthralling case in Tess Gerritsen's New York Times bestselling Rizzoli & Isles series, the blockbuster books behind the smash hit TNT series.
Boston Detective Jane Rizzoli is on the case of a big game hunter found dead in his apartment, alone with the body of a beautiful white snow leopard he had recently been commissioned to procure and stuff for a high-profile museum in the area.
Medical examiner Maura Isles connects the case to a number of seemingly unrelated deaths where the victims have all been found hanging upside down, the hallmark of a leopard's kill.
Rizzoli follows the puzzling trail of clues all the way to Botswana, where she uncovers the unsolved mystery of a deadly camping safari six years prior. When she realizes the two cases are connected, Rizzoli must track down the sole survivor of the tragic trip to discover who - or what - is behind these gruesome deaths.
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published December 30th 2014 by Ballantine Books
Author Information: Internationally bestselling author Tess Gerritsen took an unusual route to a writing career. A graduate of Stanford University, Tess went on to medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, where she was awarded her M.D.
While on maternity leave from her work as a physician, she began to write fiction. In 1987, her first novel was published. Call After Midnight, a romantic thriller, was followed by eight more romantic suspense novels. She also wrote a screenplay, "Adrift", which aired as a 1993 CBS Movie of the Week starring Kate Jackson.
Tess's first medical thriller, Harvest, was released in hardcover in 1996, and it marked her debut on the New York Times bestseller list. Her suspense novels since then have been: Life Support (1997), Bloodstream (1998), Gravity (1999), The Surgeon (2001), The Apprentice (2002), The Sinner (2003), Body Double (2004), Vanish (2005), The Mephisto Club (2006), and The Bone Garden (2007). Her books have been translated into 31 languages, and more than 15 million copies have been sold around the world.
As well as being a New York Times bestselling author, she has also been a #1 bestseller in both Germany and the UK. She has won both the Nero Wolfe Award (for Vanish) and the Rita Award (for The Surgeon.) Critics around the world have praised her novels as "Pulse-pounding fun" (Philadelphia Inquirer), "Scary and brilliant" (Toronto Globe and Mail), and "Polished, riveting prose" (Chicago Tribune). Publisher Weekly has dubbed her the "medical suspense queen".
Now retired from medicine, she writes full time. She lives in Maine.
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