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Ice Cold (Center Point Platinum Fiction (Large Print)) Hardcover – Large Print, 1 Sep 2010

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 431 pages
  • Publisher: Center Point Large Print; Lrg edition (Sept. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1602858438
  • ISBN-13: 978-1602858435
  • Product Dimensions: 21.7 x 15.2 x 3.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (279 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,873,926 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 the Audio CD edition.

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"The kind of book you'd read in one sitting."--"Chicago Sun-Times"
"Amazing . . . another winner."--"The Plain Dealer"
"Gerritsen paces "Ice Cold" with surgical precision."--Salon

The kind of book you d read in one sitting. " Chicago Sun-Times"
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Amazing . . . another winner. " The Plain Dealer"
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Gerritsen paces "Ice Cold" with surgical precision. "Salon"

"From the Hardcover edition."" --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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This is the eighth in what is branded as the Rizzoli/Isles series, although the first (THE SURGEON) was originally intended to be a standalone, and Maura Isles didn't appear until the third novel THE SINNER. In this one, police procedurals take something of a back seat - as does Rizzoli, for the most part - because it's all about Boston medical examiner Dr Maura Isles who, after attending a pathologists' convention, makes a spontaneous decision to go on a short skiing trip with some old friends into the wintery isolation of the Wyoming outback. Things go badly wrong, Maura goes missing, and her friend Detective Jane Rizzoli goes on a rescue hunt. Central to the story's plot is a cult run by an all-controlling leader, a cult that is based on absolute control of the women while the men give up all their worldly possessions in return for a life of polygamy with mainly early-teen brides.

Although I personally find Maura Isles a rather bland and uninteresting character (one the author has admitted to be loosely based on herself), the story itself started out with good promise and easy-on-the-eye reading. It flows smoothly and it's easy to read 'just one more chapter'. At the halfway point, if not well beyond that, I would have expected, come the finish, to be posting a positive review of a very good novel. But it didn't turn out that way. Without spoiling things, let me just say that the twist (for want of a better word) is actually a complete let-down, a change in direction that in a way wastes all that has gone before. It's a real anti-climax with a nothing ending.
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