Publishers Weekly -
Bestseller Johansen's thrilling second entry (after Eve) in a special trilogy featuring forensic sculptor Eve Duncan finds Eve at the hospital bedside of her severely injured longtime lover, FBI agent Joe Quinn. The story flashes back to Joe and Eve's first meeting, when he arrives at her
doorstep to investigate the disappearance of Bonnie, her seven-year-old daughter. While Eve devotes herself to the search for Bonnie, she also joins Joe in his quest for clues in the mysterious disappearances of other children. Joe hopes that their friendship, based on mutual respect and honesty, will lead to more. As Eve seeks relentlessly to find closure in Bonnie's disappearance, she deliberately puts herself in harm's way to lure the killer connected with the missing children out in the open. Suspense kicks into high gear as the killer strikes very close to Eve. As the novel fast forwards to a present-day search for another killer, the pulse-pounding pace will leave readers breathlessly anticipating the final installment. Atlanta
Kirkus Reviews -
Paired for the 10th time, Rizzoli (homicide cop) and Isles (forensic pathologist) learn that in
's Boston Chinatown, revenge is a dish served sweet & sour.
They find the hand first, neatly severed, on a quiet street in the heart of
The ending is way over the top, the prose occasionally purple-tinged, but Gerritsen is a hardscrabble plotter, and much of what she does is compelling.
Publishers Weekly -
Diehard fans will best appreciate
's slow-moving sixth Honor Bound novel, which picks up where The Honor of Spies (2009), also co-written with son Butterworth, left off in the spring of 1945. Lt. Col. Cletus Frade of the Griffin , besides trying to prevent Nazis from fleeing to OSS , is concerned with the survival of the soon-to-be-disbanded Argentina and increasing tension with the U.S.S.R. The action-starved plot takes nearly 100 pages to get underway, and when it does, the drama is sporadic, choppy, and interrupted by lots of macho camaraderie. An intriguing subplot mentioned early on—a rogue Nazi U-boat that escaped Allied detection and is now chugging toward OSS with atomic secrets on board—goes nowhere. Frade, for his part, is his usual pushy, smart-alecky self and most likely destined to be a higher-up in the Japan 's successor, the OSS CIA. Techno-thriller fans will relish the detailed descriptions of weapons and aircraft.