The silent girl : a novel

Published 2012
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Mystery fiction. Suspense fiction. In the murky shadows of Boston's Chinatown lies a severed hand. On the tenement rooftop above is the corpse belonging to that hand, a red-haired woman dressed in black, her head nearly decapitated. Two strands of silver hair--not human--cling to her body. They are homicide cop Jane Rizzoli's only clues, but they're enough for her and medical examiner Maura Isles to make the startling discovery: that this violent death had a chilling prequel. Nineteen years earlier, a horrifying murder-suicide in a Chinatown restaurant left five people dead. One woman connected to that massacre is still alive--a mysterious martial arts master who is now the target of someone, or something, deeply and relentlessly evil. Cracking a crime with bone-chilling echoes of an ancient Chinese legend, Rizzoli and Isles must outwit an unseen enemy with centuries of cunning--and a swift, avenging blade.

9780345515513 (pbk.)
034551551X (pbk.)
2012 Ballantine Books premium mass-market ed.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Ballantine Books, 2012, c2011.
464 p. ; 19 cm.
Other Title:
Rizzoli & Isles: the silent girl.
Originally published: Ballantine Books, 2011.
Includes the author's Freaks: a Rizzoli & Isles short story, which was originally available via the Web in 2010.
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