Death seems determined to claim three unlucky children.Years ago, Will Kennedy, Teddy Clock, and Claire Ward barely survived family massacres that left them orphaned and alone. Now these 14-year-olds are living with foster families -- and the same nightmare that took their birth parents years before is about to be repeated. Their foster families are slaughtered and once again, Will, Teddy and Claire are the only survivors.
These three children have never met each other.They live in different cities. But the eerie coincidences that fractured their lives will also bring them together as students at Evensong, an exclusive boarding school in the remote Maine wilderness.Financed by a mysterious partnership headed by Anthony Sansone, Evensong is a school for orphaned children who've been emotionally traumatized by violent crime.At Evensong, they are taught the science and skills they'll need to cope with a threatening world.Victims are being transformed into warriors.
Maura Isles is startled when she learns that the students of Evensong are all survivors of violence.She's arrived at the school for a weeklong visit with Julian 'Rat' Perkins, the 16-year-old boy with whom she bonded during their ordeal in Wyoming.Disturbed that the Evensong founders are using the school for their own agenda, she wants Julian to leave.But for some of these children, Evensong may be the only safe place.
It's also the place where Jane Rizzoli decides to hide Teddy Clock.In Boston, she has been investigating the home invasion and murder of Teddy's foster family, a seemingly motiveless slaughter that only Teddy survived.When there's yet another attempt to kill Teddy, Boston PD decides the boy needs to be moved out of town, to a safe location.Jane escorts him to Evensong.
Maura and Jane soon discover that even a school protected by locked gates and acres of forest cannot shut out a gathering threat.Someone is leaving bizarre messages in the woods: three twig dolls hanging from a tree.A crucified deer.As Jane and Maura struggle to interpret the clues, the resourceful students of Evensong are also investigating.But only one among them holds the key to the mystery: Claire Ward, the girl who lived.
About the Author
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 lives with her husband in Maine. For more information on Tess Gerritsen and her novels, visit her website: www.tessgerritsen.com
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At the start of Gerritsen’s pulse-pounding 10th thriller featuring Det. Jane Rizzoli of the Boston PD and her close friend, pathologist Maura Isles (after 2011’s The Silent Girl), an unidentified narrator describes her hunt for a person nicknamed Icarus, a fiend who has sought refuge in a villa outside Rome, Italy. The scene shifts to Ithaca, N.Y., where 13-year-old Claire Ward survives a car crash that kills her foster parents, then to rural New Hampshire, where 14-year-old Will Yablonski’s aunt and uncle perish in an explosion that destroys their farmhouse. When a similar slaughter that leaves one foster child alive occurs on Boston’s Beacon Hill, Rizzoli and Isles get the case. The high-pressure assignment doesn’t delay Isles’s Maine vacation plans, but her time away from Boston turns out to be a highly unpleasant and risky busman’s holiday. Gerritsen pulls things together nicely by the end as she crafts several sequences that will leave readers anxious about the outcome. Agent: Meg Ruley, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (Aug. 28)
Having withstood violence, the students at Evensong, a school deep in the Maine wilderness, prepare for careers in crime fighting. That's where Det. Jane Rizzoli decides to hide Teddy Clock when the rest of his foster family is murdered. The first in this best-selling series to boast the "Rizzoli & Isles" brand name in the title, this book will appear just as the third season of TNT's successful Rizzoli & Isles TV series is ending, so fans will be primed.
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 23rd August 2012
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.7 x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.451