A taxidermist has been found hanging from a tree, gutted like one of the animals he hunts When the remains of another victim are found, Detective Jane Rizzoli and Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles realise this is a murderer who has been at work for years And that Boston is not his only hunting ground Five years ago, a group of travellers set off on safari in Botswana None of them was seen again apart from one woman who stumbled out of the bush weeks later, barely aliveAs the sole link to the new spate of horrific killings, Jane is sent to Africa to find herAnd convince her to face death once again Leopards and tigers and hyenas, oh my Tess Gerritsen s eleventh Rizzoli and Isles saga,Die Again , begins with a safari in Botswana A reluctant bookseller from London has accompanied her boyfriend and several others on safari What is intended to be a pleasure trip for the humans turns out to be anything but Only one comes out alive.Meanwhile, back in Boston, Detective Jane Rizzoli and her partner Barry Frost must deal with a gruesome scene a taxidermist has been found strung up and dise Leopards and tigers and hyenas, oh my Tess Gerritsen s eleventh Rizzoli and Isles saga,Die Again , begins with a safari in Botswana A reluctant bookseller from London has accompanied her boyfriend and several others on safari What is intended to be a pleasure trip for the humans turns out to be anything but Only one comes out alive.Meanwhile, back in Boston, Detective Jane Rizzoli and her partner Barry Frost must deal with a gruesome scene a taxidermist has been found strung up and disemboweled in his home This is not a pretty sight There are also some graphic descriptions of animals being butchered in the wild for survival as well as animals attacking humans I am not vegetarian, but I do not particularly care to visualize the harsh realities, I guess Somehow, Tess Gerritsen manages to connect the two cases I had a good guess and came close, but I was wrong There really wasn t much of a hint as to the guilty party because we knew so little about this individual until the very end Other than that, the other characters are quite well developed.As usual, we get some of the drama in Jane s life her mother s life is in turmoil, and Jane is doing her best to support her Maura Isles has gotten some disturbing letters regarding her mother, who is in prison Somehow I managed to read 12,I Know a Secret , before reading this one, so I know how these issues work out It would have been nice to have hadof Gabriel in this story, but we do get to see a little of him when he travels with Jane to Africa to talk to the safari survivor I enjoyed that part of the story, actually, but for the most part, I did not care for the safari arc much I was not expecting the twists at the end, however.Overall, this was not one of my favorites in the series, but I still love Rizzoli and Isles.3 stars 1st and only read.Feb 20, 2017This book stitches together 2 separate stories First is that of an African Bush outing that goes south in a big way This was no fancy five star African safari This clients were promised an outing that involved hunting for the food they would consume on their trip, camping out in tents they pitched themselves No luxuries, no contact with the outside world Zip Unfortunately, out in the wild lines get blurred between the hunters and the prey This part of the 1st and only read.Feb 20, 2017This book stitches together 2 separate stories First is that of an African Bush outing that goes south in a big way This was no fancy five star African safari This clients were promised an outing that involved hunting for the food they would consume on their trip, camping out in tents they pitched themselves No luxuries, no contact with the outside world Zip Unfortunately, out in the wild lines get blurred between the hunters and the prey This part of the story was frightening and captivating as the group is cut off from civilization and don t know who to trust in the wild The second story line not quite as compelling relates to a series of murders across the U.S that have a similar theme of hunting Can they tie these murders to the tragedy in Africa Can all these murders across the globe some how be related Detective Jane Rizzo with her friend Medical Examiner Maura Isles begin to investigate and try to determine the link between all these murders This is a great series that just keeps getting better Highly recommend, and even though you can read this as a standalone, start at the beginning of the seriesit s worth it An easy quick read that held my attention throughout Final thought You may change your eating habits and embrace a vegetarian lifestyle after reading this book I think the fact that I finished this book in one day indicates how much I enjoyed it Tess Gerritsen is in top form and it is one of the best Rizzoli and Isles book she has written I loved the fact that some of the story is set in Botswana and in Cape Town as well as Boston In fact there are two story lines running throughout the book one in Africa and one in America and each is as exciting as the other I frequently felt the need to rush on to the end just to find out how on earth it was goi I think the fact that I finished this book in one day indicates how much I enjoyed it Tess Gerritsen is in top form and it is one of the best Rizzoli and Isles book she has written I loved the fact that some of the story is set in Botswana and in Cape Town as well as Boston In fact there are two story lines running throughout the book one in Africa and one in America and each is as exciting as the other I frequently felt the need to rush on to the end just to find out how on earth it was going to end and how all the bits were going to combine And of course it ended with a clever, unexpected twist and a really satisfying conclusion Fantastic Boston police Detective Jane Rizzoli and Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles are back The 11th book in Tess Gerritsen s fantastic Rizzoli Isles Series that grabs you from the first page In the slanting light of dawn I spot it, subtle as a watermark, pressed into the bare patch of dirt Were it midday, when the African sun glares down hot and bright, I might have missed it entirely, but in early morning, even the faintest dips and depressions cast shadows, and as I emerge from ou Boston police Detective Jane Rizzoli and Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles are back The 11th book in Tess Gerritsen s fantastic Rizzoli Isles Series that grabs you from the first page In the slanting light of dawn I spot it, subtle as a watermark, pressed into the bare patch of dirt Were it midday, when the African sun glares down hot and bright, I might have missed it entirely, but in early morning, even the faintest dips and depressions cast shadows, and as I emerge from our tent that lone footprint catches my eye I crouch down beside it and feel a sudden chill when I realize that only a thin layer of canvas shielded us while we slept Jane Maura are investigation a bizarre and sinister murder of a well known game hunter and taxidermist, who has been left gutted and hanging in his home It soon becomes clear that his murder may be linked to the disappearance of six tourists in the Okavango Delta six years previously None of them have been seen again, except from one woman, who barely survived in the bush and who may be the only person who knows the killer, who may be continuing his killing spree in Boston.Jane and her FBI husband travel to South Africa to persuade the lone survivor of the safari trip to help them identify the killer in Boston.The settings are vividly written.you sense the danger of the African bush, you feel the menace that surrounds the safari group, the fear that the survivor feels The relationship between Jane Maura Jane, hot headed, smart tough and Maura, logical and clear headed their differences are what makes them work so well As Jane tells Maura We both chose this work because we re not sunshine and ponies kind of gals An intractably woven plot that switches from present day in Boston to six years ago in Botswana The connection between the two narratives slowly unfolds with heart pounding Intense page turning that keeps you guessing until the very end Clever, action packed filled with twists, turns and surprises until the last page