Ubita molodaya zhenshchina, vladelica kinostudii, snimavshaya fil'my uzhasov. Posle smerti kto-to vyrezal u nee glaza i polozhil ej v ruku. Prichina smerti neyasna, nikakih vidimyh povrezhdenij, vskrytie nichego ne pokazyvaet. Odnovremenno proiskhodit vtoroe ubijstvo - na pristani najden molodoj muzhchina s tremya strelami v grudi. Ta zhe istoriya: strely votknuty posmertno, prichina smerti neponyatna... Zadacha, stoyashchaya pered detektivom Dzhejn Riccoli i patologoanatomom Mauroj Ajlz, kazhetsya nerazreshimoj. No na vskrytii Mauru vnezapno osenyaet dogadka, i chtoby ubedit'sya v tom, chto ee teoriya verna, ona reshaet vstretit'sya s katolicheskim svyashchennikom, s kotorym ih kogda-to svyazyvali blizkie otnosheniya. Vyyasnyaetsya, chto u obeih zhertv den' rozhdeniya sovpadaet s dnem pamyati odnogo iz hristianskih muchenikov po cerkovnomu kalendaryu... Vpervye na russkom yazyke!
'Expect a white-knuckle ride to very dark places.' Paula Hawkins When a young woman is found dead, Detective Jane Rizzoli and Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles are called to the scene of the murder. Though the body bears startling wounds, the actual cause of death is not immediately clear. A few days later, another body is discovered - a seemingly unrelated crime, but the lack of an obvious cause of death shows they have more in common than it would first appear. As Rizzoli and Isles race to discover the link between the victims before the killer can strike again, a mysterious person watches from the sidelines. She has the answers they're looking for. But she knows she has to stay quiet, if she wants to stay alive . . . 'A fast-paced, dark, edgy mystery/thriller filled with unremitting suspense.' Huffington Post
Jane Rizzoli and Maura Islesthe inspiration for the smash hit TNT seriescontinue their bestselling crime-solving streak, as they pursue a shadowy psychopath keeping secrets and taking lives.Two separate homicides, at different locations, with unrelated victims, have more in common than just being investigated by Boston PD detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles. In both cases, the bodies bear startling woundsyet the actual cause of death is unknown. Its a doubly challenging case for the cop and the coroner to be taking on, at a fraught time for both of them. As Jane struggles to save her mother from the crumbling marriage that threatens to bury her, Maura grapples with the imminent death of her own motherinfamous serial killer Amalthea Lank.While Jane tends to her mother, theres nothing Maura can do for Amalthea, except endure one final battle of wills with the woman whose shadow has haunted her all her life. Though succumbing to cancer, Amalthea hasnt lost her taste for manipulating her estranged daughterthis time by dangling a cryptic clue about the two bizarre murders Maura and Jane are desperately trying to solve.But whatever the dying convict knows is only a piece of the puzzle. Soon the investigation leads to a secretive young woman who survived a shocking abuse scandal, an independent horror film that may be rooted in reality, and a slew of martyred saints who died cruel and unusual deaths. And just when Rizzoli and Isles think theyve cornered a devilish predator, the long-buried past rears its headand threatens to engulf more innocent lives, including their own.