Die Again is the 11th title in the Rizzoli and Isles series by Tess Gerritsen. This mystery features a dual story line that takes place in Africa and in Boston, Massachusetts. The mysteries are not simultaneous in their execution, although they are presented to the reader in alternating segments. Eventually, of course, the mystery of what occurred in Africa ties into and becomes part of the Boston murder. But figuring that out and tying them together proves to be tricky.
I am always on the lookout to find new hard-boiled mysteries/thrillers so I happened onto this book while browsing and decided to give it a try. I’m glad I did. What a fun read! Jack Reilly is a retired cop just trying to make it through the day. His “brudda” is in prison and complicates his life no end. So he ends up doing a favor for his brudda’s friend and the next thing you know, the guy gets popped right after talking to Reilly. See where I am goin wit dis? Did I mention the story takes place in Boston? Anyway, there are more twists and turns in this tale than a giant rollercoaster
Arguably the author’s best work to date, this dark and brooding mystery is set in a blue-collar Boston neighborhood where there are few secrets. In 1975 three boys – Jimmy, Sean and Dave - were playing on the street when two men, posing as policemen, abducted Dave. He escaped the abuse four days later. In 2000 these three, now adults, become intertwined in the aftermath of the murder of Jimmy’s 19-year-old daughter. Jimmy is a reformed felon, Sean a State Trooper investigating homicides, and Dave is unemployed with a wife and 12-year-old son. The mood of this well-crafted tale is dark and