Jane Rizzoli must hunt down a killer who preserves his victims using ancient techniques.
Jane Rizzoli/ Maura Isles #7
On Sale: September 9, 2008
Featuring: Jane Rizzoli; Maura Isles
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For untold years, the perfectly preserved mummy had lain
forgotten in the dusty basement of Bostonâ€™s Crispin
Museum. Now its sudden rediscovery by museum staff is both
a major coup and an attention-grabbing mystery.
Dubbed â€śMadam X,â€ť the mummyâ€“to all appearances, an ancient
Egyptian artifactâ€“seems a ghoulish godsend for the
financially struggling institution. But medical examiner
Maura Isles soon discovers a macabre message hidden within
the corpseâ€“horrifying proof that this â€ścenturies-oldâ€ť
relic is instead a modern-day murder victim.
Maura and Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli, the
forensic evidence is unmistakable, its implications
terrifying. And when the grisly remains of yet another
woman are found in the hidden recesses of the museum, it
becomes chillingly clear that a maniac is at largeâ€“and is
now taunting them.
Archaeologist Josephine Pulcilloâ€™s
blood runs cold when the killerâ€™s cryptic missives are
discovered, and her darkest dread becomes real when the
carefully preserved corpse of yet a third victim is left
in her car like a gruesome offeringâ€“or perhaps a ghastly
promise of whatâ€™s to come.
The twisted killerâ€™s
familiarity with post-mortem rituals suggests to Maura and
Jane that he may have scientific expertise in common with
Josephine. Only Josephine knows that her stalker shares a
knowledge even more personally terrifying: details of a
dark secret she had thought forever buried.
Maura must summon her own dusty knowledge of ancient death
traditions to unravel his twisted endgame. And when
Josephine vanishes, Maura and Jane have precious little
time to derail the Archaeology Killer before he adds
another chilling piece to his monstrous collection.
Rizzoli & Isles
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