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bestselling author Tess Gerritsen knows how to expertly dissect a brilliantly
suspenseful story, all the while keeping fascinated readers riveted to her
side. By turns darkly enthralling and relentlessly surprising, The Keepsake showcases an author at the
peak of her storytelling powers.
For untold years, the perfectly preserved mummy had lain
forgotten in the dusty basement of Boston’s Crispin Museum. Now its sudden
rediscovery by museum staff is both a major coup and an attention-grabbing
mystery. Dubbed “Madam X,” the mummy—to all appearances, an ancient Egyptian
artifact—seems a ghoulish godsend for the financially struggling institution.
But medical examiner Maura Isles soon discovers a macabre message hidden within
the corpse—horrifying proof that this “centuries-old” relic is instead a
modern-day murder victim.
To Maura and Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli, the
forensic evidence is unmistakable, its implications terrifying. And when the
grisly remains of yet another woman are found in the hidden recesses of the
museum, it becomes chillingly clear that a maniac is at large—and is now
Archaeologist Josephine Pulcillo’s blood runs cold when the
killer’s cryptic missives are discovered, and her darkest dread becomes real
when the carefully preserved corpse of yet a third victim is left in her car
like a gruesome offering—or perhaps a ghastly promise of what’s to come.
The twisted killer’s familiarity with post-mortem rituals
suggests to Maura and Jane that he may have scientific expertise in common with
Josephine. Only Josephine knows that her stalker shares a knowledge even more
personally terrifying: details of a dark secret she had thought forever buried.
Now Maura must summon her own dusty knowledge of ancient
death traditions to unravel his twisted endgame. And when Josephine vanishes,
Maura and Jane have precious little time to derail the Archaeology Killer before
he adds another chilling piece to his monstrous collection. Download and start listening now!