'Another captivating, horrific thriller in her extremely popular cannon.' -- Booklist
If it's gripping, it's Gerritsen. A terrifying Rizzoli and Isles bestseller. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
From the Back Cover
Not even the icy temperatures of a typical New England winter can match the bone-chilling scene of carnage discovered in the early morning hours at the chapel of Our Lady of Divine Light. Within the sanctuary walls of the cloistered convent, now stained with blood, lie two nuns - one dead, one critically injured; victims of an unspeakably savage attacker.
The brutal crime appears to be without motive, and the elderly nuns in residence can offer little help in the police investigation. But medical examiner Maura Isles' autopsy of the dead woman, twenty-year-old Sister Camille, yields a shocking surprise. The disturbing case takes a stunning new turn when another woman is found murdered in an abandoned building, her features obliterated.
Together, Isles and homicide detective Jane Rizzoli uncover an ancient horror that connects these terrible slaughters. As long-buried secrets come to light, Maura Isles finds herself drawn inexorably towards the heart of an investigation that strikes closer and closer to home, and towards the dawning revelation - too shattering to consider - of the killer's identity.
About the Author
Tess Gerritsen left a successful practice as a medic to raise her children and concentrate on her writing. Harvest, Life Support, Bloodstream, Gravity, The Surgeon and most recently The Apprentice have all been New York Times' bestsellers. She lives with her husband and two sons in Maine.