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Ice Cold (Rizzoli & Isles Novels) Mass Market Paperback – 26 Apr 2011


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  • Mass Market Paperback: 456 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books; First THUS edition (26 April 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345515498
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345515490
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 2.6 x 17.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 456,403 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bestselling author Tess Gerritsen is also a physician, and she brings to her novels her first-hand knowledge of emergency and autopsy rooms. But her interests span far more than medical topics. As an anthropology student at Stanford University, she catalogued centuries-old human remains, and she continues to travel the world driven by her fascination with ancient cultures and bizarre natural phenomena. She started off her writing career with romance novels, now published by Mira. But in 1996 she switched to writing thrillers with her novel HARVEST, inspired by the anger she felt about the illegal trade in human organs. It was her first New York Times bestseller. Since then she has become an internationally bestselling author of crime novels, and her thriller series starring Boston detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles is the basis for the hit television series "Rizzoli & isles." She lives with her husband in Maine. For more information on Tess Gerritsen and her novels, visit her website: www.tessgerritsen.co.uk.

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Tess Gerritsen’s new book The Killing Place is markedly different from her usual fare, but sports all her usual narrative acumen. The well-established page-turning abilities that marked out such earlier Gerritsen novels as The Mephisto Club and The Bone Garden are fully in evidence here, and the characters remain as sharply defined as ever – welcome news for followers of Gerritsen’s much-loved series heroines, forensic anthropologist Maura Isles and detective Jane Rizzoli.

In Wyoming, the quaintly-named village of Kingdom Come is snowed in, and twelve identical houses are abandoned and in darkness. Cars, similarly, are abandoned. Where are all the human inhabitants? The snowstorm has marooned Maura Isles – and the private road that took her to the village has also led her into a frightening and disturbing puzzle. Subsequently, Jane Rizzoli arrives to find a car containing four bodies, all burnt to a crisp. Is one of the corpses Maura Isles?

Rizzoli and Isles often find themselves investigating gruesome and baffling murder mysteries – very much the case here, but with Isles missing from the investigative team. As the tension is screwed ever tighter, it’s clear that, as ever, Tess Gerritsen has the full measure of the crime genre at her fingertips. Both her heroines – women who have to fight to remain at the top of their professions – are capable, but it’s Jane Rizzoli who is, in The Killing Place , stretched to her limits. --Barry Forshaw --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"This is possibly the most bone-chilling story featuring on-going characters Rizzoli and Isles. Gerritsen plays on our fears in exploring what can happen when ordinary people unwittingly trigger extraordinary events." (DAILY MAIL)

"As the tension is screwed ever tighter, it's clear that, as ever, Tess Gerritsen has the full measure of the crime genre at her fingertips." (BARRY FORSHAW, AMAZON) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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82 of 84 people found the following review helpful By J A Poyser on 19 Oct. 2010
Format: Hardcover
When I saw Ice Cold I thought wow Tess Gerritsen has written a new novel and went straight to the reviews. On looking at the reviews though I realised that this novel is the same story as The Killing Place? Amazon are offering both novels in the one package so customers beware because although different titles they are the same story!!!
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By molko VINE VOICE on 6 July 2010
Format: Hardcover
While attending a medical conference in Wyoming, Maura Isles stumbles across an old friend from college. Currently battling a troubled romance with Father Daniel Brophy, Maura decides to do something spontaneous for once and sets out for a weekend away in a snowy cabin to indulge in some skiing and a catch up with these old acquanitances. However while en route to the cabin the snow is falling heavily and Maura and co. take shelter in the small village of Kingdom Come, a choice they're all soon regretting. Gerritsen paints an eerie picture of the town, windows are left open despite heavy snow storms, uneaten meals are set out on tables and theres no one in sight... what became of the residents of Kingdom Come?

Having not been able to contact Maura, Detective Jane Rizzoli begins to worry for her friends safety and sets off to Wyoming to find her, fearing the worst. What follows is a tense and creepy ride with Gerritsen's two leading ladies at the helm. This is something quite new for Tess, not her standard crime novel instead she's inviting us to uncover a mysterious towns secret and what results is a truly unsettling read. This is the 8th book in this series but I feel it could easily be read if you are new to this author. Well worth a try for a spooky escape on these long summer nights.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Bluebell TOP 500 REVIEWER on 11 Oct. 2010
Format: Hardcover
I've read three other books by Tess Gerritsen and so was expecting this to be an exciting thriller. I was not disappointed. The book continues to follow the exploits of law enforcement officer, Jane Rizzoli, and her friend and colleague forensic pathologist Maura Isles. Maura is attending a scientific conference in Wyoming held in a lodge in Jackson Hole: a very remote location in the Grand Teton national park. Maura's conference is held as winter approaches which adds to a sense of menace as she and some other conference attendees set off on a trip that ends in disaster. Maura goes missing and much of the book is taken up with Jane Rizzoli's determined quest to find her. The story also involves the mysterious disappearance of the members of a religious sect headed by a sinister, charismatic leader. The book has all the surprising twists and turns that make for a good thriller and I, at least, didn't anticipate the ending.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By stuart anderson on 12 Jan. 2011
Format: Hardcover
As a lover of this author I bought this book Ice Cold and on another occasion the killing place. They are the same book with different titles. Not sure why. Was a great read but I am confused by this. Buy one of them and enjoy....
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By TracyP on 1 April 2011
Format: Paperback
Don't be fooled by the title as I've been caught by this before.

This book is the same as The Killing Place so don't waste your money!

Amazon - do the decent thing and warn people it's been published under a another title.
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50 of 54 people found the following review helpful By C. Jeffery VINE VOICE on 22 Jun. 2010
Format: Hardcover
This has all the ingredients you would expect in a Tess Gerritsen; suspense, a bit of CSI forensic action and a great plot. But The Killing Place has something more... It is bloody scary! I read this in two sittings and could not put it down. My husband is reading it at the moment, he didn't think he would like it as he had tried one of her earlier novels and it wasn't really his cup of tea. This time it is different, he loves it and he is sooo scared (don't tell him I said that).

This is definitely the best Rizzoli/Isles novel yet!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By jillflash on 19 April 2011
Format: Paperback
I wish I had seen the review already posted, as I had previously bought 'The Killing Place'. I DO think Amazon should be more careful, maybe they need more info from publishers, but it strikes me as mean to put the same books ( albeit under different titles, and don't say they don't know now ) in a package.
So, caveat emptor, if you order 'Ice Cold ', it is the same book as 'The Killing Place'.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David Roy on 30 Jan. 2011
Format: Hardcover
When a new Tess Gerritsen book comes out, it's a no-brainer that I'm going to be picking it up. This was the case when I saw that Ice Cold, the new Rizzoli & Isles book, was on the shelf, prominently labelled with the "Now a series on TNT" crest as well (a series I'm also enjoying). In the book, Gerritsen continues to explore these fascinating characters even as she gives us a mystery to gnaw on. While this isn't the greatest example of Gerritsen's prowess, it is a decent novel that does a good job in changing a bit of the mythology of the series.

Boston's Chief Medical Examiner, Dr. Maura Isles, has been stuck in a secret relationship with a priest, allowing only brief liaisons that only make her hunger for more in her life. Needless to say, she's not a happy person. So when she's at a Forensics conference in Colorado and happens upon an old classmate, a man who's both attractive and single, she finds herself opening up a bit. So much so that she agrees to join him, his daughter, and their two friends on a jaunt to a mountain cabin in the wilds of the state. The heavy snow forces them off the road, and they find an abandoned village nestled in a valley; a village seemingly abandoned so quickly that food was left on the table. When Isles disappears, Rizzoli, a Boston Homicide detective and Isles' best friend, must try and track down what happened to her, before the secret of that village ends up costing even more lives. Perhaps even that of Dr. Maura Isles.

Gerritsen's been slowly developing the Isles character, and her romantic entanglements, over the last few books, and Ice Cold carries this to completion, or at least it appears to.
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