The Keepsake by Tess Gerritsen
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books; 1 edition (September 9, 2008)
Gerritsen gives us another wonderful book featuring her favorite Boston Homicide Detective, Jane Rizzoli. This crime thriller expertly blends archeology, psycophathy and obsession into a fascinating read.
Like most of Gerritsen's books, this one starts off in an unusual way. An unknown mummy is discovered in a hidden part of the basement at a private museum in Boston and the curators just know this will drum up excitement.
However, when the mummy is examined and run through a cat scanning machine, a bullet is found lodge in the mummy's thigh, and it also appears to have modern dental work. When our favorite medical examiners, Dr. Maura Isles, is called in to examine the mummy, things do not go as expected.
This is a compelling book from the first chapter right through to the end. It is a fast read with a wonderful plot and characters I've come to know and love. As I was trying to figure out the twists and turns of the plot, I kept finding myself surprised at the direction the story took. This one will keep you guessing until the very end.