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While inundated with bodies from an accident, Boston Medical Examiner Maura Isles finishes her work and hears something where the bodies are kept. She tries to convince herself it's the refrigerator but it's actually a woman -- alive! Isles calls for an ambulance and they rush the unknown woman into the ER. Things are just as hectic for Detctive Jane Rizzoli. While testifying in court, the pregnant and overdue Rizzoli has her water break and rushes to the hospital to give birth. This is where the stories converge. The woman turns out to be Fierce Olena; a woman bent on getting publicity to bring down the government official who enslaved and murdered her friends. Fierce causes trouble in the hospital causing an evacuation and takes Jane and a bunch of others hostage in the hospital. There is intense negotiation as Rizzoli's husband FBI agent Gabriel Dean tries to find out information and deal with the hostage takers.
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Federal agents come in and kill the hostage takers and then all the evidence and bodies leave Boston with them. This doesn't sit right with Jane and she wants to find out the real reason for the federal involvement and while on her maternity leave she investigates and finds out the high level of conspiracy involved.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   kidnap/rescue Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Who's the terrorist enemy here?    -   evil subgroup in own govt General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   Italian


The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Mexico City?    -   Yes City:    -   Boston

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   rape (yeech!) Unusual forms of death    -   poisoning Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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